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Soldiers shocked

Tons of food from humanitarian aid found in Hamas hideouts

Soldiers operating in Zeitoun found food forcibly taken by Hamas from humanitarian aid distributors. The terror organization first distributed the aid to its operatives and then to the civilians in the area.

Tons of food from humanitarian aid found in Hamas hideouts

IDF confirms:

Humanitarian aid pier off Gaza coast completed

The preparations were carried out over the last few weeks by the Engineering and Construction Department of the Ministry of Defense, the IDF, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, and in cooperation with the US Military.

Humanitarian aid pier off Gaza coast completed

IDF mortar barrel explodes in southern Israel

The barrel of an IDF mortar exploded as soldiers were firing mortars at the Gaza Strip near the Black Arrow monument in the Gaza envelope.

IDF mortar barrel explodes in southern Israel

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

Chief of Staff:

'We won't let Hamas rebuild'

IDF Chief of Staff Halevi tells soldiers on Independence Day, 'In the last day or two, the number of terrorists eliminated per day has increased, which is important, and we want to return to eliminating many terrorists each day.'

'We won't let Hamas rebuild'

'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

Bereaved father:

Bereaved father: ‘Our pain is part of the Redemption’

Yaakov Nitzan, father of Gilad Nehemya hy”d, who was killed in battle in Gaza, talks about the strength he draws from the Jewish People, specifically during the days of remembrance and independence.

Bereaved father: ‘Our pain is part of the Redemption’

Fear in central Israel:

‘We won't cope with a repeat of Oct. 7th’’

The IDF decided to cut down on the first response teams in communities close to the 'seam line' security fence. 'Six first response soldiers will not be able to prevent terrorists from advancing into the center of the country.'

‘We won't cope with a repeat of Oct. 7th’’

Cleared for publication:

Sergeant Ira Yair Gispan fell in Gaza

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit cleared for publication that Sergeant Ira Yair Gispan fell in battle in the southern Gaza Strip. His family has been notified.

Sergeant Ira Yair Gispan fell in Gaza

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

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Neve Daniel residents pray for the safety of IDF soldiers

On Independence Day, residents in the Neve Daniel Synagogue in Gush Etzion, join a cantor and choir to pray for the safety of IDF soldiers.

Neve Daniel residents pray for the safety of IDF soldiers

4 soldiers seriously wounded in Gaza

3 soldiers seriously wounded in northern Gaza, 1 soldier seriously wounded in southern Gaza in combat today.

4 soldiers seriously wounded in Gaza

Chief of Staff:

'Outstanding soldiers - Go forth and succeed!'

The Chief of Staff spoke at the annual ceremony for the President to recognize outstanding soldiers.

'Outstanding soldiers - Go forth and succeed!'

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 observation balloon shot down over Lebanon

IDF says there is no concern of Hezbollah obtaining intelligence from balloon the terrorist organization shot down.

IDF observation balloon shot down over Lebanon

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

5 soldiers, Defense Ministry employee seriously wounded in Gaza

2 soldiers seriously wounded in mortar barrage in Rafah Crossing area, 3 Defense Ministry employees wounded in Gaza, 1 seriously.

5 soldiers, Defense Ministry employee seriously wounded in Gaza

'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

IDF's burial team share personal memories

‘There is no fallen soldier who does not leave you with some memory’ | IDF identification and burial team talk for the first time about their Day of Remembrance.

IDF's burial team share personal memories

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Terrorist who held hostage Noa Marciano captive eliminated

The terrorist, Naeem Ghoul, who was eliminated on Friday, was involved in firing rockets at Israeli territory and was also responsible for holding Noa Marciano, who was murdered by an al-Shifa hospital doctor.

Terrorist who held hostage Noa Marciano captive eliminated

Over 150 targets struck

IDF soldiers operate in Jabaliya, Zeitoun and Rafah

DF troops began an operation overnight based on intelligence information regarding attempts by Hamas to reassemble its terrorist infrastructure and operatives in Jabaliya.

IDF soldiers operate in Jabaliya, Zeitoun and Rafah

Cleared for publication:

Dep. Defense Establishment Comptroller moderately wounded in Gaza

Brig. Gen Yogev Bar-Sheshet was struck by shrapnel in the Zeitoun neighborhood of Gaza while accompanying the Nahal Brigade commander's forward command center.

Dep. Defense Establishment Comptroller moderately wounded in Gaza

IDF Spokesman:

'Our war is against Hamas, not against the people of Gaza'

IDF Spokesman Daniel Hagari issues English statement on operation in Rafah: Our operations against Hamas in Rafah remain limited in scope and have avoided densely populated areas.

'Our war is against Hamas, not against the people of Gaza'

Live updates:

UAVs from Lebanon explode in northern Israel

IDF says targeted strikes begin as War Cabinet unanimously votes to proceed with Rafah operation, Arabic sources say infantry, tanks crossed border.

UAVs from Lebanon explode in northern Israel

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

Cabinet approves:

Israel to expand Rafah operation

A new report claims that the Cabinet has approved additional IDF operations in Rafah, without violating the boundaries set by the Biden administration.

Israel to expand Rafah operation

Four soldiers fell in battle in Gaza

The soldiers are SGT Itay Livny, 19, from Ramat Hasharon, SGT Yosef Dassa, 19, from Kiryat Biyalik, SGT Ermiyas Mekuriyaw, 19, from Be'er Sheva, and SGT Daniel Levy, 19, from Kiryat Motzkin.

Four soldiers fell in battle in Gaza

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Nahal soldiers operate in Zeitoun, Givati in eastern Rafah

As part of the operation, the soldiers carried out a targeted raid on a school where weapons, AK-47s, and ammunition were located inside the classrooms.

Nahal soldiers operate in Zeitoun, Givati in eastern Rafah

IDF strikes two terrorsts outside military structure in Lebanon

Two armed Hezbollah terrorists were identified adjacent to a military structure in the area of Yaroun, in southern Lebanon. Shortly afterward, IAF fighter jets struck the terrorists.

IDF strikes two terrorsts outside military structure in Lebanon

Fierce battles

IDF takes control of Rafah's main road

Israeli tanks took control of the main road separating the eastern and western halves of Rafah.

IDF takes control of Rafah's main road

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Reserve soldiers train for ground combat in north

Infantry, armored and engineering forces alongside logistics and communication support personnel, practiced operational cooperation in rugged and complex terrains using camouflage and combat techniques.

Reserve soldiers train for ground combat in north

Rafah:

Terror cells eliminated in close-quarters combat

IDF soldiers face Hamas terrorists in battle at Rafah crossing as IAF strikes rocket and mortar launching sites in Rafah.

Terror cells eliminated in close-quarters combat

IDF cancels Lag Ba'Omer events in Meron

IDF stresses that the security situation does not allow the annual Hillula of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai to be held, and as such it was decided to cancel it this year.

IDF cancels Lag Ba'Omer events in Meron

IDF Spokesman:

'IDF has everything it needs for Rafah mission'

Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari downplays significance of US President Biden's threat to withhold weapons shipments to Israel over Rafah operation.

'IDF has everything it needs for Rafah mission'

Inaugural driver’s license conversion day for lone soldiers

The event was attended by 1000 Lone Soldiers as well as National Service Volunteers, expediting the conversion of their foreign driver’s licenses in one day.

Inaugural driver’s license conversion day for lone soldiers

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

IDF Chief of Staff:

'Our obligation to all is one: to be a shield for our people'

The IDF Spokesperson on Thursday published the statement by Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi commemorating Memorial Day.

'Our obligation to all is one: to be a shield for our people'

Cleared for publication:

Staff sergeant Haim Sabach fell in northern Israel

Staff sergeant Haim Sabach fell during operational activity in northern Israel. His family has been notified. 615 soldiers have been killed since the start of the war.

Staff sergeant Haim Sabach fell in northern Israel

IDF soldier wounded by rocket fire in southern Israel

Following the sirens that sounded earlier in the day in the area of Shlomit, eight launches were identified crossing from the area of Rafah into the area of Kerem Shalom.

IDF soldier wounded by rocket fire in southern Israel

Ex-Chief of Staff admits:

'We did not see Hamas as an existential threat'

Aviv Kochavi admits IDF knew of Hamas's tunnels and number of rockets prior to October 7, but was more focused on confronting Iran and Hezbollah.

'We did not see Hamas as an existential threat'

IDF and ISA eliminate Hamas Naval commander

During the war, Ahmed Ali was responsible for attacks on Israeli territory and against IDF ground troops operating in the Gaza Strip.

IDF and ISA eliminate Hamas Naval commander

30 terrorists eliminated

Watch: The moment the IDF entered Rafah

During the operation, the soldiers eliminated about 30 terrorists and destroyed large amounts of terrorist infrastructure in the region.

Watch: The moment the IDF entered Rafah

Arabs who came to work at Kerem Shalom accidentally shot by IDF

The IDF says it is looking into the incident where IDF soldiers accidentally fired at Palestinian Arab workers who were traveling to work at the Gazan side of the Kerem Shalom Crossing.

Arabs who came to work at Kerem Shalom accidentally shot by IDF

Terrorist who attached IED to PA flag arrested

A soldier who attempted to remove a PA flag in Binyamin was wounded when a bomb attached to the flag exploded.

Terrorist who attached IED to PA flag arrested

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Over 20 Hezbollah targets struck in minutes

During the strikes, secondary explosions were identified, indicating the presence of weapon storage facilities in the area.

Over 20 Hezbollah targets struck in minutes

IDF spokesman:

We won't mislead the public: There'll be terror even after Rafah

Daniel Hagari, IDF spokesman, stresses: 'Gaza is one of the most difficult battlefields in the world,' acknowledges that 'even after Rafah, there will be terror.'

We won't mislead the public: There'll be terror even after Rafah

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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

Gallant:

'Op. will continue until Hamas destroyed or hostages returned'

Defense Minister visits artillery battery providing support to soldiers in Rafah, says Hamas 'responds only to force.'

'Op. will continue until Hamas destroyed or hostages returned'

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IDF destroys terror tunnel dug 150 meters from Israeli border

The tunnel that was uncovered was part of a branching network of Hamas tunnels, and was dug at a distance of about 150 meters from the border fence, but did not cross into Israeli territory.

IDF destroys terror tunnel dug 150 meters from Israeli border

Tulkarem: IDF eliminates terrorist and destroys explosives

During the operation, forces destroyed three explosives laboratories and engineering forces uncovered several explosives buried under the routes.

Tulkarem: IDF eliminates terrorist and destroys explosives

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IDF airstrikes in Rafah

IDF operates in Rafah, the final Hamas stronghold in Gaza.

IDF airstrikes in Rafah

Sources:

'Israel moving to capture Palestinian side of Rafah crossing'

Axios reports that Israeli forces are planning to capture the Palestinian Arab side of the Rafah crossing and monitor all aid entering Gaza.

'Israel moving to capture Palestinian side of Rafah crossing'

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The prayer before entering Rafah

This is how one IDF soldier prayed before the ground operation in Rafah.

The prayer before entering Rafah

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Israeli forces operate in Tulkarm

Approximately 4,000 wanted terrorists have been arrested across the Central Command since the beginning of the war. Nearly 1,700 of them are affiliated with the Hamas organization.

Israeli forces operate in Tulkarm

Released hostage enlists in the IDF

Noga Weiss, who was released from Hamas captivity in the previous hostage deal, enlisted in the IDF on Monday morning and joined the IDF's military social workers' course.

Released hostage enlists in the IDF

IDF strikes Hamas command and control center in UNRWA complex

Hamas oversaw the supply of weapons to dozens of Hamas terrorists from inside the command and control center, including those located and operating inside underground terror tunnels.

IDF strikes Hamas command and control center in UNRWA complex

IDF eliminates terrorists who participated in Oct. 7th massacre

IAF aircraft struck and eliminated the terrorist Saleh Jamil Muhammad Amad, who was responsible for combat support within Hamas’ Bureij Battalion.

IDF eliminates terrorists who participated in Oct. 7th massacre

'Human error'

IDF spokesperson calls terrorists 'martyrs'

The IDF deleted a statement about a counterterror operation after it contained a mistake in terminology.

IDF spokesperson calls terrorists 'martyrs'

Religious general to be discharged after career freeze

The Defense Minister and the Chief of Staff have decided that Brig. Gen. Ofer Winter, who has not held an official position for already a year and a half, will be discharged from the military.

Religious general to be discharged after career freeze