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Two IDF soldiers arrested for selling weapon to Arab

Two soldiers from the Nahal Brigade allegedly attempted to sell a stolen Micro-Tavor assault rifle to an illegal Arab infiltrator.

Two IDF soldiers arrested for selling weapon to Arab

'Whole command failed, and they punish 1 who acted?'

Soldiers from multiple units who support Brigadier General Barak Hiram to turn to Chief of Staff amid reports he will not be promoted to Gaza Division Commander due to shelling in Be'eri.

'Whole command failed, and they punish 1 who acted?'

Israel preparing ground for pilot project in Gaza

Israel is working to create civilian leadership in Gaza and remove Hamas from the area, in order to allow humanitarian aid to be transferred to Gaza's civilian population.

Israel preparing ground for pilot project in Gaza

Civilian management of population in northern Gaza

Israel to test plan in which a Gazan citizen will manage the Zeitoun neighborhood instead of Hamas.

Civilian management of population in northern Gaza

Munitions stolen during war

IDF officials suspect that soldiers and civilians who gained access to ammunition during the war stole frag grenades, bullets, and antitank missiles, some as souvenirs and some to sell to criminal organizations.

Munitions stolen during war

Gen. behind shelling in Be'eri not to be promoted

IDF considering revoking the appointment of Brig. Gen. Barak Hiram to Gaza Division commander. Hiram ordered the shelling of a house in which terrorists were entrenched in Kibbutz Be'eri on October 7th which led to the deaths of 12 hostages.

Gen. behind shelling in Be'eri not to be promoted

Terrorist who launched mortars at Israel eliminated

An aircraft eliminated the terrorist and struck the launcher from which the mortar shells were fired.

Terrorist who launched mortars at Israel eliminated

IDF destroys tunnel used by senior Hamas officials

Kilometer-long tunnel used by Hamas leadership in Khan Yunis uncovered and destroyed.

IDF destroys tunnel used by senior Hamas officials

IDF eliminated terrorists in Jenin from the air

IDF forces entered the Jenin refugee camp to make an arrest, while a drone [UAV] attacked armed terrorists who threatened the soldiers.

IDF eliminated terrorists in Jenin from the air

Weapons found in building adjacent to UN school

Paratroopers Brigade soldiers located large quantities of weapons inside a building adjacent to a UN school in Khan Yunis. The school had been used as a humanitarian shelter for Gazan residents.

Weapons found in building adjacent to UN school

IDF hands out papers with urgent message for Gazans

Newspaper distributed by IDF in Gaza bears photo of Yahya Sinwar, Hamas' leader, and an important message for Gaza's residents.

IDF hands out papers with urgent message for Gazans

Paratrooper succumbs to wounds sustained in combat

Staff sergeant Maoz Morell, of Talmon in the Binyamin region, has died of wounds sustained while fighting in southern Gaza.

Paratrooper succumbs to wounds sustained in combat

UN experts claim IDF troops raped Palestinian women

Israel’s UN mission denounces Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights which accused IDF soldiers of raping Palestinian Arab women and girls in detention.

UN experts claim IDF troops raped Palestinian women

IDF finds video of Bibas family from 1st days of war

The Bibas family, Yarden, Shiri, and their 4-year and 9-month-old sons Ariel and Kfir were kidnapped on October 7. Kfir, the youngest hostage, turned 1 in captivity.

IDF finds video of Bibas family from 1st days of war

Web abuzz over photo of Hamas leader lookalike

The IDF has clarified that a photo depicting a man resembling Yahaya Sinwar in IDF custody is not of the Hamas leader but rather a different suspect.

Web abuzz over photo of Hamas leader lookalike

Tens of thousands of Israeli guns to be purchased

Since the war began, the Defense Ministry has preferred the purchase of Israeli products to ensure manufacturing independence in the vital fields and to direct funds to the defense manufacturing industries and the Israeli economy.

Tens of thousands of Israeli guns to be purchased

IDF finds Iranian equipment under UNRWA headquarters

The new find includes drives and servers that directly connect the agency to Iran.

IDF finds Iranian equipment under UNRWA headquarters

Security forces eliminate terrorist. Officer wounded

Border Police special forces eliminated Ahmad Ofi, who was allegedly involved in shooting attacks toward IDF soldiers and Israeli communities and in the murder of Tulkarem residents suspected of cooperating with the Israeli security forces.

Security forces eliminate terrorist. Officer wounded

Israeli in car like terorrists' killed by IDF

A man in a car similar to that used by terrorists during the Hamas invasion was killed by Israeli special forces. the IDF has refused to recognize him as an IDF casualty.

Israeli in car like terorrists' killed by IDF

Son of colonel fallen in Intifada injured in Gaza

Dror Weinberg was killed in action responding to a terrorist attack during the Second Intifada. Now, his son Ori has been seriously wounded in Gaza.

Son of colonel fallen in Intifada injured in Gaza

Dozens of terrorists killed in Khan Yunis

IDF special forces are continuing to operate in the Nasser Hospital and areas adjacent to it in Khan Yunis, where they located additional weapons.

Dozens of terrorists killed in Khan Yunis

'We did not target generators at hospital'

IDF helps repair broken generator at Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis, supplies food for infants and water to the hospital.

'We did not target generators at hospital'

IDF continues to prepare for war in the north

Training included joint exercises of armored forces, combat engineering, infantry, and artillery forces in thicket, mountainous, and complex areas.

IDF continues to prepare for war in the north

Dog locates terrorist who is then killed by troops

IDF commandos continue to attack targets throughout Khan Yunis.

Dog locates terrorist who is then killed by troops

20 Oct. 7 terrorists arrested at Nasser hospital

Dozens of terrorists arrested, mortar shells grenades and other weapons found during operation at Khan Yunis hospital used by Hamas for terrorist activity.

20 Oct. 7 terrorists arrested at Nasser hospital

Terrorists identified by drone and eliminated

IAF strikes numerous Hamas targets throughout Gaza. 12 terrorists killed during battles in Khan Yunis.

Terrorists identified by drone and eliminated

'Hospitals must be kept free of combat'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemns the IDF’s operation in a Khan Yunis hospital which housed dozens of Hamas terrorists during the war.

'Hospitals must be kept free of combat'

Staff sergeant Noam Haba fell in southern Gaza

Staff sergeant Noam Haba, 20, from Jerusalem, fell in battle in southern Gaza. Several soldiers injured, including one seriously.

Staff sergeant Noam Haba fell in southern Gaza

Dozens of terrorists hid in Nasser Hospital

IDF Spokesman Hagari says while IDF has intelligence about hostages' bodies being held in the hospital, they have yet to be found.

Dozens of terrorists hid in Nasser Hospital

IDF warns hospital director to evacuate

IDF releases a recorded conversation between the Head of the Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA) to Gaza and the director of the Nasser Hospital, calling on civilians to evacuate the area.

IDF warns hospital director to evacuate

SSgt. Rotem Sahar-Hadar fell in battle in Gaza

Staff Sergeant Sahar-Hadar, a soldier in the Paratroopers Brigade Reconnaissance Unit, was killed in a confrontation with terrorists near the Nasser Hospital. Several additional soldiers were wounded.

SSgt. Rotem Sahar-Hadar fell in battle in Gaza

Terrorist who held Noa Marciano hostage eliminated

IDF eliminated Ahmed Ghoul, a commander in Hamas' Shati Battalion who participated in the October 7th massacre and held 19-year-old IDF lookout Cpl. Noa Marciano hostage.

Terrorist who held Noa Marciano hostage eliminated

Alleyways, close-quarters combat, and sniper fire

During the operations in the area, many terrorists were killed, and dozens arrested. Among them were terrorists who participated in the October 7th massacre.

Alleyways, close-quarters combat, and sniper fire

Soldiers say thanksgiving blessing at Western Wall

After leaving the battlefields of the Gaza Strip, soldiers from the Givati Brigade visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem and recited the Hagomel blessing to thank G-d for their preservation in battle.

Soldiers say thanksgiving blessing at Western Wall

Watch: Special operations in northern Gaza

During the operation, in which the 401st Brigade, the Nahal Brigade, the 5th Brigade, and special forces took part, the forces crossed Gaza City in less than two hours and gained operational control of the area within several hours.

Watch: Special operations in northern Gaza

Support our soldiers on the front lines

In light of the escalating conflict in Israel's northern region and the recent mobilization of tens of thousands of reserve soldiers, there is a severe shortage of clothing and thermal and tactical gear for our troops.

Support our soldiers on the front lines

Hamas commander responsible for kidnappings killed

Nuhkba Force commander responsible for the kidnapping of women from the Supernova music rave killed in airstrike.

Hamas commander responsible for kidnappings killed

Photo of Al Jazeera 'journalist' on October 7th

Al Jazeera news network reported that their journalist Ismail Abu Omar was injured in Gaza. The IDF revealed that he is a deputy company commander in Hamas' Eastern Battalion of Khan Yunis.

Photo of Al Jazeera 'journalist' on October 7th

IDF jets complete extensive strike in Lebanon

Among the targets struck were military compounds, operational control rooms, and terror infrastructure used by Hezbollah terrorists.

IDF jets complete extensive strike in Lebanon

Officer recounts pursuit of Gush Etzion terrorist

Capt. (res.) Bentzi, who participated in the neutralization of the terrorist who attempted to carry out a ramming attack at the Gush Etzion Junction, spoke to Arutz Sheva about the incident and the operations in the area.

Officer recounts pursuit of Gush Etzion terrorist

PM’s brother attacked IDF heads

Dr. Iddo Netanyahu, attacked IDF heads, saying, ‘They did not want to hear his opinion, they did not want to be forced into action they disapproved of.’

PM’s brother attacked IDF heads

IDF soldiers wounded on Oct. 7 battle antisemitism

Alon Elbaz and Osher Pardo, two IDF medics wounded by Hamas terrorists in the October 7 massacre, share their stories of loss and heroism with American college kids on campuses across the US.

IDF soldiers wounded on Oct. 7 battle antisemitism

Video of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar in tunnel

Hamas' leader in Gaza seen moving through tunnel with his family in Khan Yunis as IDF closes in. 'Hunt will not stop until we catch him,' says IDF Spokesman.

Video of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar in tunnel

How did former PM's desk end up in Gaza?

Reserve soldier shocked to find desk with inscription saying it belonged to late Israeli Prime Minister in Khan Yunis home.

How did former PM's desk end up in Gaza?

Hamas military leader arrested in Jenin

2 Border Police officers wounded during operation to arrest leader of Hamas military infrastructure in Jenin, 18 wanted persons arrested throughout Judea and Samaria.

Hamas military leader arrested in Jenin

Freed hostages' first moments of freedom

After 129 days in Hamas captivity, Fernando Simon Marman and Louis Har were rescued from Rafah and taken by helicopter to the hospital.

Freed hostages' first moments of freedom

'This is a turning point, Hamas is vulnerable'

Defense Minister meets with troops who participated in the rescue of 2 hostages from Rafah in Gaza.

'This is a turning point, Hamas is vulnerable'

'1 of the most successful rescue operations ever'

PM meets soldiers who freed Fernando Marman and Louis Har from Rafah in Gaza, calls hostage-rescue mission ' a successful operation, a perfect operation.'

'1 of the most successful rescue operations ever'

Footage of hostage rescue operation in Rafah

IDF releases aerial footage from operation which freed Fernando Simon Marman and Louis Har.

Footage of hostage rescue operation in Rafah

IDF's activities in Gaza and in the north

IDF soldiers continue to operate in the Gaza Strip and the northern border. The IDF Spokesperson's Unit presents a photo album of the activities in both areas.

IDF's activities in Gaza and in the north

Israeli troops free two hostages from captivity

Fernando Simon Marman (60) and Louis Har (70), kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak on October 7, freed in joint IDF, Israel Security Agency and Israel Police operation in Rafah.

Israeli troops free two hostages from captivity

20 terrorists arrested inside Gaza hospital

Israeli forces captured a group of terrorists hiding in the al-Amal hospital without needing to open fire.

20 terrorists arrested inside Gaza hospital

Al Jazeera 'journalist' was Hamas commander

The IDF has discovered a laptop belonging to a Gazan journalist, with photos proving that the alleged journalist is in fact a Hamas senior official.

Al Jazeera 'journalist' was Hamas commander

Terrorists rig building, IDF disarms explosives

During a raid on terrorist infrastructure, the forces located body cameras belonging to Hamas terrorists with footage showing terrorists rigging a building and the forces entering the building, disarming the explosives, and locating the weapons.

Terrorists rig building, IDF disarms explosives

IDF soldiers endangered themselves to seize PA funds

IDF soldiers approached the Bank of Palestine despite sniper fire to seize 200 million NIS which were to be transferred to the Palestinian Authority.

IDF soldiers endangered themselves to seize PA funds

'Qatar doesn't want us to win; US also probably not'

Arab affairs commentator, Zvi Yehezkeli, spoke about the concern in Gaza of a possible IDF campaign in Rafah.

'Qatar doesn't want us to win; US also probably not'

Aircraft eliminated terrorists loading weapons

Three terrorists were spotted leaving the house of a Hamas operative and loading weapons onto a motorcycle. IDF forces directed an aircraft that eliminated them.

Aircraft eliminated terrorists loading weapons

Operation in Beit Ummar: Hamas terrorists arrested

From the start of the war more than 3,060 wanted persons have been arrested in Judea and Samaria – more than 1,350 are members of Hamas.

Operation in Beit Ummar: Hamas terrorists arrested

IAF strikes terrorists who fired missile at soldiers

In central Gaza, IDF soldiers direct aircraft to strike terrorists who fired anti-tank missile at them.

IAF strikes terrorists who fired missile at soldiers

IDF soldier died of medical complications

IDF soldier, Sergeant Yuval Peretz, died over the weekend from medical complications. Hospital did not give details, due to considerations of patient privacy.

IDF soldier died of medical complications