News and updates about IAF

IDF strikes terrorists who operated in UNRWA school in Nuseirat

The IAF struck a company commander in the Islamic Jihad's Naval Unit in western Khan Younis.

IDF strikes terrorists who operated in UNRWA school in Nuseirat

Gallant to fighter pilots:

'Pursuit of Hamas terrorists will continue for years to come'

Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant met with the fighter pilots and support teams that participated in the operation against top Hamas targets in Khan Yunis.

'Pursuit of Hamas terrorists will continue for years to come'

In strike in Gaza

IDF eliminates senior member of Hamas' Internal Security Force

Based on IDF intelligence, IAF strikes and eliminates terrorist Hossam Mansour, who took a substantial part in preserving and perpetuating Hamas' terror activities throughout the Gaza Strip.

IDF eliminates senior member of Hamas' Internal Security Force

1st time since 10/7:

Senior IAF officer says readiness was harmed by refusals to serve

Commander of Air Control and Flight School says reservists who refused to report for training to protest judicial reforms before October 7 were unprepared after the massacre.

Senior IAF officer says readiness was harmed by refusals to serve

After death of couple in barrage

IDF strikes infrastructure from which projectiles were launched

IAF strikes Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure from which projectiles were launched toward the Golan Heights, killing a man and a woman.

IDF strikes infrastructure from which projectiles were launched

IDF strikes Gaza terrorists who were using a school as cover

IAF strikes several terrorists who were conducting terrorist activities using the structures of a school in the Nuseirat area: Hamas and Islamic Jihad systematically violate international law.

IDF strikes Gaza terrorists who were using a school as cover

Netanyahu on Hezbollah attacks: Whoever harms us will pay price

PM visits IAF operations center in the Kirya, addresses 'difficult campaign regarding Lebanon' created by Hezbollah's attacks.

Netanyahu on Hezbollah attacks: Whoever harms us will pay price

IAF strikes terrorists operating in UNRWA schools

IDF says Hamas terrorists used 2 schools in Gaza City area as hideouts from which its operatives planned, directed, and carried out numerous terror attacks against IDF troops operating in the Gaza Strip.

IAF strikes terrorists operating in UNRWA schools

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Haredim drafted into IAF affirm allegiance to the army

'I affirm': Soldiers from the haredi Hanegev Squadron in the IAF and Bislach 314 affirm allegiance to the IDF at the Nevatim Airbase.

Haredim drafted into IAF affirm allegiance to the army

UAV strike

IDF eliminates terrorist cell near Tulkarm

IDF aircraft strikes terrorist cell in the area of Nur Shams while they planted an explosive device. PA health bureau says four terrorists were eliminated.

IDF eliminates terrorist cell near Tulkarm

IAF commander:

'Hamas in Gaza will soon be defeated'

188th Israeli Air Force Pilots Course Graduation Ceremony held at “Ovda” Air Force Base. IDF Chief of Staff: We have lost many who fought bravely and with self-sacrifice alongside us. The cost has been heavy, but the goal is worthy beyond measure.

'Hamas in Gaza will soon be defeated'

IDF eliminates terrorist involved in smuggling weapons for Hamas

In an IAF aircraft strike IDF eliminated Wissam Abu Ashak, a terrorist involved in smuggling weapons from Rafah for Hamas.

IDF eliminates terrorist involved in smuggling weapons for Hamas

IDF eliminates significant terrorist in weapons manufacturing HQ

Muhammad Salah was part of a project to develop strategic weaponry for the Hamas terrorist organization, and he commanded a number of Hamas terrorist squads that worked on developing weapons.

IDF eliminates significant terrorist in weapons manufacturing HQ

After striking incorrect targets

F-16 squadron grounded for three weeks

Air Force referred to the mishap as a "reference point error" that repeated itself twice in two weeks in the same squadron. The Air Force emphasized that damage was not caused and no one was hurt in either incident.

F-16 squadron grounded for three weeks

Lebanon:

Precise strike on leading terrorist

IAF eliminated terrorist Ayman Ratma, a central terror operative responsible for weapons supplies for the Hamas and Jamaa Islamiya terrorist organizations in Lebanon

Precise strike on leading terrorist

IDF eliminates Hezbollah operations commander

Fadel Ibrahim was responsible for planning and carrying out terror attacks against Israel and commanding Hezbollah ground forces in the area of Jouaiyya.

IDF eliminates Hezbollah operations commander

In retaliation for UAV downing

IDF strikes Hezbollah targets deep in Lebanese territory

In another incident, IAF fighter jets successfully intercept suspicious aerial target that approached Israeli territory from the east. The target did not cross into Israeli territory.

IDF strikes Hezbollah targets deep in Lebanese territory

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IDF strikes terror targets in Lebanon

IAF aircraft eliminates terrorist cell that fired anti-aircraft missiles toward IDF fighter jets. Earlier, IAF fighter jets struck a Hezbollah military structure in the area of Chebaa.

IDF strikes terror targets in Lebanon

'Strengthened Hamas'

IDF eliminates senior Hamas terrorist in Rafah

IDF announces that Salame Muhammad Abu Ajaj, a leading terrorist in the Hamas General Security Forces in the Rafah area, was eliminated in an air strike on Thursday night.

IDF eliminates senior Hamas terrorist in Rafah

UAV intercepted in the north, shrapnel falls in Tzfat area

UAV that approached northern Israel from the east successfully intercepted by IAF fighter jet outside of Israeli territory. Shrapnel falls in northern Israel, causing a fire in the area of Tzfat.

UAV intercepted in the north, shrapnel falls in Tzfat area

Hamas missile operative who took part in massacre eliminated

Ahmed Yasser Alkara took part in the October 7th Massacre in communities in southern Israel and was a significant anti-tank missile operative who carried out attacks on IDF troops during the war.

Hamas missile operative who took part in massacre eliminated

Three UAVs from Syria and Iraq intercepted

IDF fighter jets intercept UAV that approached Israel from Syria. Separately, a corvette missile ship and fighter jets successfully intercept two UAVs that approached Israel from the east.

Three UAVs from Syria and Iraq intercepted

After UAV explodes in north

Reports of Israeli strikes deep in Lebanese territory

Media in Lebanon report Israeli strikes in the country after a drone exploded near the Golani junction, about 50 km from the border with Lebanon.

Reports of Israeli strikes deep in Lebanese territory

'Target down'

Watch: Fighter jets down two hostile UAVs en route to Israel

The two UAVs join many more hostile targets that were intercepted this week by fighter jets and the Patriot and Iron Dome aerial defense systems.

Watch: Fighter jets down two hostile UAVs en route to Israel

IDF intercepts two UAVs fired towards Israel

IAF fighter jets intercept two UAVs that approached Israel from the east.

IDF intercepts two UAVs fired towards Israel

10 Hamas terrorists eliminated

IAF strikes Hamas war room in UNRWA school

IDF, Shin Bet intelligence leads to strike on Hamas war room embedded inside a UNRWA school in the area of Nuseirat, eliminating 15 terrorists, including over 10 from Hamas.

IAF strikes Hamas war room in UNRWA school

IDF intercepts UAV that made its way towards Israel

The UAV was monitored by IDF soldiers, did not cross into Israeli territory and no sirens were sounded according to protocol.

IDF intercepts UAV that made its way towards Israel

'We will fly over in reverence'

IAF aircraft salute the fallen

IAF jets and helicopters flew over Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem and the Pilots' Mount just outside the capital in a missing man formation to mark Memorial Day.

IAF aircraft salute the fallen

In Rafah:

IDF destroys launch posts used to fire toward Be'er Sheva

IDF locates and destroys two launch posts in the Rafah area, from which rockets were fired towards Be’er Sheva.

IDF destroys launch posts used to fire toward Be'er Sheva

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IAF jets dismantle Hezbollah military structures in Lebanon

IDF completes series of strikes on terror targets in southern Lebanon following rocket barrage on northern Israel.

IAF jets dismantle Hezbollah military structures in Lebanon

100 hours:

Israel Dog Unit's exercise with the IAF in the Negev

Pilots and dog handlers took part in a challenging simulation in the heat and harsh terrain of southern Israel as both sides honed critical operational skills.

Israel Dog Unit's exercise with the IAF in the Negev

Two UAVs intercepted by IDF in Lebanese territory

Several missiles hit Shlomi causing a fire. Furthermore, a short while ago, IAF fighter jets struck Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure and a military structure in the area of Ayta ash Shab.

Two UAVs intercepted by IDF in Lebanese territory

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IDF destroys launcher used to fire at Israel

IAF aircraft strike rocket launcher that was used to fire projectiles toward Israel, less than an hour after they were fired.

IDF destroys launcher used to fire at Israel

IDF shoots down UAV that made its way to Israel

IAF fighter jets successfully intercept unmanned aircraft that made its way to Israeli territory from the east. No injuries or damages.

IDF shoots down UAV that made its way to Israel

Hundreds of terror targets were attacked during Passover

The IDF attacked 270 terror targets across the Gaza Strip over the holiday, including more than 20 rocket batteries aimed at Israel.

Hundreds of terror targets were attacked during Passover

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Unusually large strike in Lebanon, dozens of targets hit

Sites that were struck included storage facilities, weaponry, terror infrastructures, and additional targets used by the Hezbollah terrorist organization in the area.

Unusually large strike in Lebanon, dozens of targets hit

Report:

Israel planned and canceled major retaliatory strike on Iran

A missile was destroyed by Israeli forces who fired because another missile had already struck the target, according to NYT report.

Israel planned and canceled major retaliatory strike on Iran

IDF strikes Hezbollah infrastructures in southern Lebanon

The strike comes hours after three launches were identified crossing from Lebanon into the area of Yiftach in northern Israel.

IDF strikes Hezbollah infrastructures in southern Lebanon

Commander of Hezbollah coastal sector eliminated

Ismail Yusaf Baz, the commander of Hezbollah’s coastal sector, was killed in an airstrike in the area of Ain Ebel in Lebanon.

Commander of Hezbollah coastal sector eliminated

'Target down'

Footage of successful interceptions of Iranian threats

Dozens of IAF aircraft were spread out in the skies to protect Israeli airspace and successfully intercepted UAVs and cruise missiles.

Footage of successful interceptions of Iranian threats

After striking Gaza:

IDF fighter jet makes emergency landing

F-15 fighter jet was forced to make an emergency landing due to a landing gear malfunction. The plane was damaged but no one was injured.

IDF fighter jet makes emergency landing

'A tremendous addition'

IAF inaugurates new drone squadron

The new 147th 'Battering Ram' Squadron will operate 'Star' unmanned aerial vehicles that carry out various strikes and intelligence-gathering missions in the south, north, and Judea and Samaria at all hours of the day.

IAF inaugurates new drone squadron

Galant in Tel Nof:

'The enemy is looking for any way to respond. We are ready'

Defense Minister Yoav Galant visited the Tel Nof Air Force base, and spoke with the air and ground crews of Squadron 133, addressing concerns of Iranian retaliation.

'The enemy is looking for any way to respond. We are ready'

IAF strikes 25 terror targets in Gaza

Commando Brigade soldiers eliminate multiple terrorists over the last day.

IAF strikes 25 terror targets in Gaza

Israeli Air Force resumes training exercises

Training will focus on increasing the IAF's readiness for war in the northern arena and will include massive, long-range strikes, flying deep into enemy territory, and surprise exercises.

Israeli Air Force resumes training exercises

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IDF eliminates terrorists from the air

IDF troops eliminated approximately 15 terrorists over the past day. During joint IDF and IAF operational activity in Khan Yunis, a fighter jet struck and destroyed a Hamas weapons storage facility.

IDF eliminates terrorists from the air

IDF strikes Hezbollah sites in Lebanon

Officials in Lebanon say at least one civilian was killed and several others injured in the Israeli strikes in the Beqaa Valley.

IDF strikes Hezbollah sites in Lebanon

Nasrallah:

'Mobile phones are deadly Israeli agents'

The Hezbollah leader has warned his people to avoid mobile phones, claiming that Israel uses them to locate targets for airstrikes.

'Mobile phones are deadly Israeli agents'

Hezbollah vows 'response' to IAF airstrikes

Lebanese terror group vows to retaliate to Israel's retaliation of its killing of 1, wounding of 8 in barrage on Tzfat yesterday.

Hezbollah vows 'response' to IAF airstrikes

IDF confirms:

Airstrike kills Hezbollah’s Radwan Forces commander

Ali Muhammad Aldbas was amongst those who directed the terrorist attack at the Megiddo Junction in Israel in March 2023.

Airstrike kills Hezbollah’s Radwan Forces commander

IAF Commander:

'Hezbollah will continue to pay'

The Israeli Air Force held an operational conference at the Palmachim Airbase during which the IAF's central work plan for 2024, defined as a year of warfare, was presented.

'Hezbollah will continue to pay'

IDF fighter jet eliminates October 7th terrorist

IDF troops are continuing to operate in western Khan Yunis and conduct targeted raids in the northern and central Gaza Strip.

IDF fighter jet eliminates October 7th terrorist

IDF confirms:

IAF base damaged by Hezbollah missile strike

IDF emphasized that the regular operations of the unit were not disrupted..

IAF base damaged by Hezbollah missile strike

IDF eliminates terror cell attempting to launch UAVs at Israel

Hezbollah terrorists attempted to launch hostile aircraft from a civilian area in Maroun El Ras, adjacent to the border with Israel.

IDF eliminates terror cell attempting to launch UAVs at Israel

IAF Chief of Staff:

'Claims of indiscriminate bombing are misleading'

Brigadier General Omer Tischler discussed the IAF's operations planning principles and addressed misleading claims about its operations.

'Claims of indiscriminate bombing are misleading'

Request rejected:

Israel asked for fighter helicopters - the US said no

Report: Israel requested additional Apache helicopters to relieve burden on IAF squadrons - and the US said no.

Israel asked for fighter helicopters - the US said no

Israeli airstrikes target special Iranian logisitical unit

The recent Israeli bombing in the Damascus region targeted a unit specifically tasked with transferring arms from Iran to Syria.

Israeli airstrikes target special Iranian logisitical unit

How the IAF wiped out much of Hamas' Aerial Unit

Hamas aerial detection system was hidden inside water heaters on the roofs of civilian houses in the Gaza Strip.

How the IAF wiped out much of Hamas' Aerial Unit

Protecting Israel’s skies:

Long-range aerial threats thwarted by IAF

Watch: IAF intercepts cruise missiles, hostile aircraft, threatening Israeli airspace.

Long-range aerial threats thwarted by IAF

In response to recent launches:

IAF destroys Hezbollah targets in Lebanon

IAF aircraft strike terrorist infrastructure, a command and control center, and military sites in which Hezbollah terrorists were operating.

IAF destroys Hezbollah targets in Lebanon