Gaza terrorists threaten head of Southern Command in video

'Al-Mujahideen Brigades' releases video showing commander responsible for Gaza region in sniper crosshairs, and threatening action.Dalit Halevy, 6/24/2018, 8:20 AM

'Our mission is not over until we return the soldiers'

Chief of Staff addresses recent challenges faced by Southern Command. 'While Hamas invests in terror, the IDF stands as a defensive shield.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2018, 7:53 PM

Officer responsible for losing classified plans imprisoned

IDF imprisons officer for 28 days after a top-secret document detailing IDF war plans against Hamas 'stolen' from Southern Command.Tzvi Lev, 10/3/2017, 4:52 PM

'Now is the time to hit Hamas'

Brigadier General (res.) Tzvika Fogel says Israel has nothing to gain by pushing off inevitable confrontation with Hamas terrorist group.Tzvi Lev, Shimon Cohen, 8/10/2017, 5:45 PM

Watch: IDF Southern Command simulates terrorist infiltration

The IDF Southern Command in coordination with police and emergency bodies conducted a simulation of various terrorist infiltrations.Kobi Finkler, 12/6/2016, 2:09 PM

Southern Command: Hamas is ready for the next war

Southern Command chief, Eyal Zamir, at a conference for southern residents explained that Hamas is preparing for the next round of fighting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/21/2016, 1:13 PM

President Reuven Rivlin visits Gaza border

President Rivlin reviewed military operations in the Southern Command, and thanked the soldiers for their 'sophistication and power.'Hezki Baruch, 8/23/2016, 8:07 PM

IDF holds surprise drill in the Gaza region

General staff drill to take place in southern region, with residents likely to feel heavy presence of vehicles and jets.Kobi Finkler, 12/2/2015, 9:15 AM

IDF Ups Presence Near Sinai Border Amid Heightened Tensions

Southern Command deployed in response to heightened tensions between Egypt, Sinai terror groups. 'We don't take risks,' officer explains.Tova Dvorin, 10/5/2014, 2:36 PM

IDF Official: We Will Destroy All the Tunnels

The head of the IDF’s Southern Command says Hamas has more terror tunnels and vows that the IDF will destroy them all.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/21/2014, 9:12 PM

IDF Commander 'Surprised' by Quick Halt to Rocket Fire

The head of the IDF’s Southern Command says he was “surprised” at how quickly the rocket fire from Gaza stopped last week.Elad Benari, 11/28/2012, 5:46 AM

IDF Not Ruling Out Gaza Ground Offensive

The head of the IDF’s Southern Command says that the option of a ground operation in Gaza remains on the table.Elad Benari, 11/18/2012, 3:42 AM

Gov't Plays Defense against Gaza Attacks

Cabinet will approve fortification of Gaza Belt communities. Soldier still in serious condition after attack.Gil Ronen, 10/24/2012, 7:44 PM

'It's Not Over Till It's Over', Says IDF Commander

Major General Tal Russo, commander of IDF Southern Command, predicts the latest escalation is far from over.Elad Benari, 10/15/2012, 3:12 AM

Facing Sinai Terror: Elite Unit Welcomes New Commander

The unit was founded two years ago, when the terror threat from Sinai became a pressing problem.Arutz Sheva, 8/19/2012, 10:32 PM

Officer: Egyptians 'Working Tirelessly' against Terror

Col. Tal Hermoni: "Terrorists infiltrated under foggy conditions. Attack could have been worse."Gil Ronen, 6/18/2012, 3:21 PM

Back to Normal on Southern Border

IDF no longer thinks there is a terrorist on the loose. Two or three terrorists were killed by Golani.Gil Ronen, 6/18/2012, 12:16 PM

Fallen IDF Soldier Receives Posthumous Citation

First Sergeant Moshe Naftali, who was killed in a terror attack near Eilat, received a citation from the Head of Southern Command.Elad Benari, 5/14/2012, 3:16 AM

General: IDF Readying New Tools against Gaza

Southern Command Head Maj. Gen. Russo: Israel's south was the first to feel the brunt of "Arab Spring."Gil Ronen, 3/22/2012, 9:49 PM

IDF 'Granite' Vehicle Debuts

New field intelligence vehicle – based on a Ford model – is to arrive in the south for tests.Gil Ronen, 2/1/2012, 10:21 PM