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IDF investigating death of two Gazan detainees

Two detained suspected terrorists died while being transferred from the southern Gaza Strip to a detention center in Israel.

IDF investigating death of two Gazan detainees

Central Gaza corridor

Footage from the IDF operations to expand the operational hold

Over the past week, the soldiers of the 401st Brigade combat team, together with forces of the Yahalom Unit, cleared and destroyed more than 100 terrorist infrastructure sites and eliminated more than 40 terrorists.

Footage from the IDF operations to expand the operational hold

Battalion commander to troops:

'We're going to Rafah and we'll give it to them'

Commander of the 932nd Battalion Lt. Col. Dotan addressed his men after a targeted raid in the central Gaza Strip and assured them that just as they operated in the areas, they will operate in Rafah as well.

'We're going to Rafah and we'll give it to them'

Burnout in the IDF?

'Recruit soldiers who have not done reserve duty at all'

The 'Mothers at the Front' organization is protesting against the decision to send draft notices to soldiers who have already been in service for six months, rather than finding the replacements.

'Recruit soldiers who have not done reserve duty at all'

Preparing for war

Security and rescue forces hold massive drill in northern Israel

The 91st Division completed an extensive exercise in the northern arena focused on defensive and offensive scenarios.

Security and rescue forces hold massive drill in northern Israel

WFP flour trucks enter Gaza from Ashdod port for 1st time

Eight World Food Program trucks of flour entered the Gaza Strip from the Ashdod Port today.

WFP flour trucks enter Gaza from Ashdod port for 1st time

Beit Hanoun:

IDF troops arrest terrorists hiding in schools

Forces carried out a targeted raid in a central building containing two facilities used as schools, based on intelligence that terrorists from the Hamas and Islamic Jihad were located in the building and using civilians there as human shields.

IDF troops arrest terrorists hiding in schools

IDF soldier seriously injured in battle in Gaza

Soldier from the Shaldag Unit, one of the premier Israeli Air Force units, evacuated for medical treatment at a hospital and his family has been notified.

IDF soldier seriously injured in battle in Gaza

Hezbollah Radwan Force commander eliminated

Hussein Mustafa Shechory, the Commander of the Rockets and Missiles Unit of Hezbollah's Radwan Forces in Lebanon's central and western region, planned rocket and missile launches against Israel.

Hezbollah Radwan Force commander eliminated

An evening of rockets and reprisals

Hezbollah fired several rockets at northern Israel following the assassination of two senior figures in the organization. The IDF retaliated by attacking the origins of the rockets.

An evening of rockets and reprisals

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

IDF increasing readiness in the north

IDF holds series of field exercises and cyberspace exercises in the Northern Command.

IDF increasing readiness in the north

Chief of Staff:

'Iranian attack created new opportunities for cooperation'

IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi says 'Across the skies of the Middle East, a coalition was activated to counter this attack — marking the start of the IDF’s Operation Iron Shield.'

'Iranian attack created new opportunities for cooperation'

Dozens of Arabs attacked a shepherd in the Jordan Valley

Approximately 50 Palestinians attacked first the shepherd, then an IDF force called to disperse the incident - just a few days after another shepherd was murdered.

Dozens of Arabs attacked a shepherd in the Jordan Valley

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Minor damage to IDF air base from Iranian attack

IDF Spokesperson publishes footage showing the minor damage caused to Netavim airbase during Iran's massive attack on Israel Saturday night.

Minor damage to IDF air base from Iranian attack

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The Nahal Brigade battles Hamas in central Gaza

The Nachal Brigade combat team precisely eliminated terrorists, called fire support, and located terror infrastructures, weapons, and rocket launchers.

The Nahal Brigade battles Hamas in central Gaza

Hezbollah claims responsibility

Four soldiers wounded in explosion near northern border

One soldier was severely injured, two were moderately injured, and a fourth was lightly injured. The IDF stated that the source of the explosion was unknown and that the incident was under review.

Four soldiers wounded in explosion near northern border

Report:

Israel may enter Rafah earlier than planned

A security source warned that Hamas's refusal to accept a hostage deal is moving an Israeli offensive in Rafah closer 'by giant steps.'

Israel may enter Rafah earlier than planned

Following assessment:

IDF lifts restrictions imposed before Iranian attack

Educational activities across Israel will be restored. In the areas of the northern border and communities near the Gaza Strip, educational activities will resume in subject with restrictions.

IDF lifts restrictions imposed before Iranian attack

IDF reveals images of damage caused by Iranian attack

Out of hundreds of launches, only a few missiles crossed into the territory of the State of Israel causing only minor damage to infrastructure at the Nevatim Airbase near the runway and to a road in the Hermon area.

IDF reveals images of damage caused by Iranian attack

IDF Spokesman Hagari:

'Iran launched 60 tons of warheads and explosives at Israel'

Spokesman Hagari applauded international cooperation in thwarting the Iranian threat and noted: 'Even while under attack from Iran, we have not lost sight of our critical mission in Gaza to rescue our hostages from the hands of Iran's proxies Hamas.'

'Iran launched 60 tons of warheads and explosives at Israel'

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IDF troops construct bridge over Wadi Gaza

The soldiers crossed the wadi, which cuts the Gaza Strip in two, using two central bridges and attacked several terror targets in the area.

IDF troops construct bridge over Wadi Gaza

IDF Spokesman:

99% of Iranian missiles, drones intercepted

IDF spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari says nearly all of the 300 projectiles launched at Israel overnight were intercepted upon meeting "aerial and technological superiority of the IDF."

99% of Iranian missiles, drones intercepted

Footage from IAF HQ

Majority of missiles intercepted outside of Israel's borders

The IDF Aerial Defense Array successfully intercepted the majority of the launches using the "Arrow" Aerial Defense System, together with Israel's strategic allies, before the launches crossed into Israeli territory.

Majority of missiles intercepted outside of Israel's borders

IDF:

Dozens injured in clashes over murdered teen

Following the discovery of Binyamin Achimeir's body, violent clashes broke out between Israeli and Palestinian Arab civilians in the area of the search.

Dozens injured in clashes over murdered teen

IDF Spokesperson:

'The coming days require us to be alert and prepared'

IDF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari holds press briefing amid threats of Iranian attack: Our defenses are prepared and know how to face each threat individually.

'The coming days require us to be alert and prepared'

IDF Chief of Staff:

'The IDF is strongly prepared against any threat'

Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi completes situational assessment on the readiness of the IDF for all scenarios amid preparations for a possible Iranian attack.

'The IDF is strongly prepared against any threat'

Singingand Dancing:

Injured soldier Ari Shpitz leaves the ICU

Ari Shpitz, an IDF soldier who has been sedated 41 days due to combat injuries, has regained full consciousness and left the ICU.

Injured soldier Ari Shpitz leaves the ICU

Weapons and explosives in founded in Gaza classrooms

The Nachal Brigade, Brigade 401 and other units under the command of Division 162 continue the focused raid to eliminate terrorists and destroy terror infrastructures.

Weapons and explosives in founded in Gaza classrooms

First aid trucks enter Gaza through new border crossing

The IDF noted that the trucks underwent thorough security checks by the security authorities of the Land Crossings Authority of the Ministry of Defense.

First aid trucks enter Gaza through new border crossing

Hamas internal security head eliminated

Elimination of Ridwan Mohammed Abdallah Ridwan will impede Hamas's ability to take over humanitarian aid entering Gaza, IDF says.

Hamas internal security head eliminated

Senior terrorist eliminated in Judea and Samaria

Several terrorists injured in overnight operations, according to Arabic reports. Multiple weapons seized.

Senior terrorist eliminated in Judea and Samaria

Mother of wounded soldier:

'The first thing he said when he woke up was 'I love you''

Leah Shpitz tells about her son's miraculous recovery after being wounded in action in Gaza.

'The first thing he said when he woke up was 'I love you''

IDF Spokesman on Iran:

'We will know to act where needed'

DF Spokesman Hagari said that 'a strike from Iranian territory would be clear proof of Iran's intentions to escalate the Middle East and to stop hiding behind its proxies.'

'We will know to act where needed'

Dozens of haredim trained to protect Judea and Samaria towns

The group completed Rifleman 03-level basic training and will join emergency security squads and partake in the security in haredi towns in Judea and Samaria.

Dozens of haredim trained to protect Judea and Samaria towns

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IDF soldiers recite annual blessing in Gaza

IDF soldiers recited "Birkat Hailanot," the blessing on blossoming fruit trees while operating in Nusirat in the Gaza Strip.

IDF soldiers recite annual blessing in Gaza

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

Rafah

IDF eliminates top Hamas financier

Nasser Yakob Jabber Nasser was responsible for funding a significant part of Hamas' military activities in Rafah. Last December, he transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hamas for its military activities.

IDF eliminates top Hamas financier

More details:

One of Haniyeh's sons was involved in holding Israeli hostages

The IDF stated that the strike that killed three of the political bureau chairman's sons was not authorized by the Chief of Staff or the political echelon since was in 'real-time' against terrorists who were on their way to commit an act of terror.

One of Haniyeh's sons was involved in holding Israeli hostages

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IDF strikes infrastructure used by Hezbollah in Syria

In parallel, in the past hours, the IDF struck a number of Hezbollah observation posts and terrorist infrastructure in southern Lebanon.

IDF strikes infrastructure used by Hezbollah in Syria

New record number of aid trucks enter Gaza

468 aid trucks enter Gaza today, setting new record one day after previous record of 419 trucks was set.

New record number of aid trucks enter Gaza

IDF official:

Withdrawal from Khan Yunis done to prepare for Rafah op.

Military officials say withdrawal of most troops from Gaza on Sunday was carried out in order to prepare for combat in other areas.

Withdrawal from Khan Yunis done to prepare for Rafah op.

IDF maps home of shooter in deadly Ma'ale Adumim attack

IDF confirms that last night shots were fired at northern town from Gilabon, hitting two houses. Nine wanted persons were arrested during the night in Judea & Samaria.

IDF maps home of shooter in deadly Ma'ale Adumim attack

Netanyahu:

'No force on Earth can stop us from defeating Hamas'

PM meets new IDF recruits, says Israel will destroy the last Hamas battalions in Rafah regardless of any international pressure not to do so.

'No force on Earth can stop us from defeating Hamas'

Highest number of aid trucks since war enter Gaza today

Today, 419 humanitarian aid trucks passed through the Kerem Shalom and Nitzana border crossings.

Highest number of aid trucks since war enter Gaza today

IDF:

Explosive drone strikes Rosh Hanikra

The IDF has attacked several Hezbollah buildings in Lebanon in the last day. A building in the Al-Hiyyam area, where a terrorist was located, was targeted.

Explosive drone strikes Rosh Hanikra

Prime Minister chooses new Military Secretary

BG Roman Gofman appointed Military Secretary to the Prime Minister, IDF announces.

Prime Minister chooses new Military Secretary

Samaria shooting attack

Watch: Forces detonate terrorist's vehicle

Terrorist intended to carry out a combined bombing and shooting attack. Vehicle was carrying a large explosive device.

Watch: Forces detonate terrorist's vehicle

IDF Chief of Staff:

'War in Gaza continues, and we are far from stopping'

Chief of Staff Halevi addressed the IDF's withdrawal from areas of the Gaza Strip and promised that 'we will continue to act in every way to return all the hostages as quickly as possible.'

'War in Gaza continues, and we are far from stopping'

IDF's preparation of emergency storage for reserve mobilization

Commanders of the regular and reserve units are prepared to summon and equip all the required soldiers in just a few hours and transport them to the front line for defensive and offensive missions.

IDF's preparation of emergency storage for reserve mobilization

US Ambassador tours new IDF Humanitarian Coordination Cell

In recent days, the defense establishment has launched the Coordination and Deconfliction cell which will enable key partners to work closely to facilitate the delivery of aid.

US Ambassador tours new IDF Humanitarian Coordination Cell

Six Months Later:

IDF summarizes half a year of war

IDF statistics show thousands of terrorists killed, targets destroyed, and operational hours logged on every front.

IDF summarizes half a year of war

Two IDF soldiers seriously injured in central Gaza

Tank shell catches fire near Netzarim, injuring four IDF soldiers, two of them seriously. IDF investigates.

Two IDF soldiers seriously injured in central Gaza

Body of hostage Elad Katzir rescued from Gaza

The body of the abductee Elad Katzir, who was murdered in captivity by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, was rescued overnight from Khan Yunis.

Body of hostage Elad Katzir rescued from Gaza

Planned a terrorist attack

IDF strikes military compound of the Amal Movement in Lebanon

Watch: IAF fighter jets strike military compound of the Amal Movement in southern Lebanon. IDF says the group was planning an attack against Israel.

IDF strikes military compound of the Amal Movement in Lebanon

Embarrassing lapse:

UK newspaper reveals identity of IDF intelligence unit commander

Guardian newspaper reveals identity of the commander of Unit 8200, who left his identity exposed online. IDF: The issue will be investigated to prevent the recurrence of similar cases in the future.

UK newspaper reveals identity of IDF intelligence unit commander

IDF investigation reveals:

Hostage Efrat Katz was killed by IAF fire on 7/10

IDF presents summary of findings on IAF's conduct during the October 7 kidnapping of Efrat Katz from Kibbutz Nir Oz.

Hostage Efrat Katz was killed by IAF fire on 7/10

Gush Etzion:

IDF arrests multiple terrorists and seizes weapons

Soldiers from the reserve battalion 9207 held a special operation in the Dheisha "Refugee" Camp and arrested two wanted terrorists. In the Zo'atra area, troops from the Tavor Battalion arrested two wanted terrorists and questioned many suspects.

IDF arrests multiple terrorists and seizes weapons

After residents protest

IDF imposes lockdown on Jewish community

After residents of Yitzhar began to march to protest the opening of the road in the area to Arab traffic, IDF and police blocked the exit from the community.

IDF imposes lockdown on Jewish community

IDF Spokesman Hagari:

'IDF forces are ready, we can't be complacent'

IDF Spokesman addressed fears of Iranian retribution for the killing of its officers in Syria and the incident in which aid workers were killed.

'IDF forces are ready, we can't be complacent'