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News and updates about Northern Israel

MK Sukkot:

Billions for home defense? 'The problem will worsen'

MK Tzvi Sukkot claimed that channeling billions into the defense of homes in the cities of the north will only exacerbate the security problem.

Billions for home defense? 'The problem will worsen'

Watch:

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

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

Resident of border village threatens IDF soldiers

A resident of Aramsha traveling in Kibbutz Adamit allegedly ignored the soldiers' orders, which pertained to the tense security situation in the area, blocked the entrance to the Kibbutz, and threatened them.

Resident of border village threatens IDF soldiers

IDF equips underground parking lots as shelters

In preparation for war with Hezbollah, the IDF has begun stocking underground parking lots in northern Israel with the supplies needed to serve as mass bomb shelters.

IDF equips underground parking lots as shelters

Indian worker killed by antitank missile identified

Patnibin Maxwell, killed by a Hezbollah antitank missile yesterday in northern Israel, is survived by a wife 7 months pregnant and a 5-year-old daughter.

Indian worker killed by antitank missile identified

IDF Northern Commander:

'An attack will be launched with great intensity'

MG Ori Gordin met with the security coordinators of communities in northern Israel and told them they are 'the protective force and an integral part of our defensive systems.'

'An attack will be launched with great intensity'

Combat in winter weather

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

St. Sgt. Omer Sarah Benjo killed in missile barrage

Benjo, 20 from Ge'a, served as a combat intelligence coordinator in the 869th Battalion of the Galil Formation.

St. Sgt. Omer Sarah Benjo killed in missile barrage

Chief of Staff in north:

'There are great achievements striking Hezbollah'

IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi spoke with local leaders in northern Israel and thanked them for their and their constituents' resilience.

'There are great achievements striking Hezbollah'

Watch:

Watch footage of missile falling in Tzfat.

Watch footage of missile falling in Tzfat: 1 dead, 7 injured

Watch footage of missile falling in Tzfat.

More than 40 rockets fired

IDF destroys rocket launchers in Lebanon

IDF soldiers identify and destroy launchers used to fire rockets towards northern Israel. Hezbollah military compound struck as well.

IDF destroys rocket launchers in Lebanon

Rocket barrage from Lebanon

At least 30 rockets fired towards northern Israel

The rockets explode in open areas, no reports of injuries or damages.

At least 30 rockets fired towards northern Israel

Preparing for war:

Troops who left Gaza begin training in the north

After completing an intense combat operation in the Gaza Strip, the 188th Brigade began a series of intensive exercises to strengthen the skills and preparedness of the brigade's soldiers.

Troops who left Gaza begin training in the north

Metula Council Head:

'We are being fired on and there is no retaliation'

Metula Council Head, David Azoulay attacks the government on its policy in the north and claims that “the agreement with Hezbollah is going to end in the same way as the agreements with Hamas.”

'We are being fired on and there is no retaliation'

Hezbollah claims responsibility

Two anti-tank missiles fired at northern Israel

Two anti-tank missiles fired towards Shomera and Sasa in northern Israel. IDF fires back.

Two anti-tank missiles fired at northern Israel

Netanyahu in the north:

'Hezbollah made a mistake in 2006 and again now'

Prime Minister Netanyahu tells troops in northern Israel that Israel will do anything to bring back security to the north.

'Hezbollah made a mistake in 2006 and again now'

Two soldiers injured from anti-tank fire in northern Israel

The shooting comes hours after the elimination of Saleh al-Arouri, Hamas' second-in-command, in an attack in Beirut.

Two soldiers injured from anti-tank fire in northern Israel

Northern children tell Knesset committee: We have nowhere to go

Children from northern Israel tell Interior Affairs Committee of the terror they endure every day under the threat of Hezbollah.

Northern children tell Knesset committee: We have nowhere to go

Arab affairs correspondent:

'Hezbollah is not deterred, this is what we have to deal with'

Shimrit Meir calls for transparency on the situation with Hezbollah. 'Incredible; returning to the mentality of lying.'

'Hezbollah is not deterred, this is what we have to deal with'

IDF Chief of Staff in north:

'We will not return the residents without security'

Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi stated that it will take time to safely return residents to their homes in northern Israel.

'We will not return the residents without security'

IDF Chief of Staff in North:

'For communities to return, we need a different situation'

Chief of Staff Halevi stated that while war is not the first solution, there are cases where it is right to use this tool in its full force.

'For communities to return, we need a different situation'

MK Avigdor Liberman:

"Need to increase pressure on Hamas”

Chairman of Israel Beitenu, MK Avigdor Liberman, estimates that a war in the north is inevitable in light of Hezbollah's provocations.

"Need to increase pressure on Hamas”

Iron Dome intercepts suspicious object in northern Israel

Sirens warning of infiltration of hostile aircraft sounded in Hanita and in Rosh Hanikra.

Iron Dome intercepts suspicious object in northern Israel

Military Expert:

'Nasrallah firing on Israel because Hamas is in the limelight'

Dr. Amir Bohbot, military and security affairs commentator, explained why he believes tensions in the northern region are increasing

'Nasrallah firing on Israel because Hamas is in the limelight'

Netanyahu:

'I suggest that Hezbollah not try the State of Israel'

We are committed to restoring security to the citizens of Israel in both the south and the north. This is what we will do."

'I suggest that Hezbollah not try the State of Israel'

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IDF reservist killed in tank overturn in northern Israel

Sergeant First Class (res.) Yinon Fleishman, 31, killed when IDF tank overturned in northern Israel. Two others seriously injured.

IDF reservist killed in tank overturn in northern Israel

Northern Israel:

Two dead one in critical condition after falling in hole

A man climbed into the cistern in Deir al-Assad and lost consciousness. Two firefighters attempted to assist and lost consciousness as well.

Two dead one in critical condition after falling in hole

Second time in a month:

Unannounced IDF exercise causes public panic

Less than a month after an explosion worried civilians in southern Israel, northern residents concerned by heavy fighter jet traffic.

Unannounced IDF exercise causes public panic

MK illegally tweets picture of murder suspect

Hadash-Ta'al MK Ahmed Tibi posted a picture of the suspect in a shooting in northern Israel, contrary to Israel's privacy laws.

MK illegally tweets picture of murder suspect

IFJC to install 9 bomb shelters in northern Israel next week

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews works to increase number of bomb shelters in north amidst security escalation, rocket fire,

IFJC to install 9 bomb shelters in northern Israel next week

7-year-old drowns in jacuzzi in vacation home in northern Israel

7-year-old girl dies after drowning in a jacuzzi at a vacation home in Yarka.

7-year-old drowns in jacuzzi in vacation home in northern Israel

After 72 hours: Missing couple found safe and sound

The man and woman reported missing in northern Israel were found safe and sound. Unanswered questions remain.

After 72 hours: Missing couple found safe and sound

'Mysterious lights' seen over northern Israel

Residents report mysterious trail of lights that was observed simultaneously in several places.

'Mysterious lights' seen over northern Israel

IDF: Iron Dome failed to intercept drone from Lebanon

Iron Dome defense network activated, fighter jets scramble after drone aircraft enters Israeli airspace from Lebanon.

IDF: Iron Dome failed to intercept drone from Lebanon

4 rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon

IDF strikes southern Lebanon in retaliation. 2 lightly injured while running to bomb shelters.

4 rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon

IDF soldier's archeological discovery during training exercise

Rare ancient coin minted in northern Israeli city of Geva found by IDF soldier during a military training exercise.

IDF soldier's archeological discovery during training exercise

Senior Security Official:

'Hezbollah attack on northern Israel is very likely'

Senior officer in northern command warns that Shi'ite terror group Hezbollah is very likely to attempt major terror attack in near future.

'Hezbollah attack on northern Israel is very likely'

Naval exercise begins today in northern Israel

Ten foreign fleets will take part in the international exercise, which will simulate a humanitarian response to a powerful earthquake.

Naval exercise begins today in northern Israel

Are Israeli border towns on safe from Hezbollah?

Private Israeli firm publishes satellite imagery showing airplane hangar linked to Hezbollah, Iran reportedly destroyed by strikes in Syria.

Are Israeli border towns on safe from Hezbollah?

UNC students discover 1,600-year-old mosaic in northern Israel

Mosaic depicting scene from the book of Exodus uncovered by researchers and students from University of North Carolina.

UNC students discover 1,600-year-old mosaic in northern Israel

11-yr. old bitten by snake in critical condition

A young girl from northern Israel is in intensive care in Nahariya Hospital after being bitten by a snake.

 11-yr. old bitten by snake in critical condition

'No doubt the incident was nationalistically motivated'

Father of family attacked by Arabs in northern Israel demands the police find and arrest all the culprits.

'No doubt the incident was nationalistically motivated'

Two more earthquakes in northern Israel

Geophysical Institute confirms two earthquakes measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale felt in the north. No injuries or damages.

Two more earthquakes in northern Israel

720,000 eggs per week

Brothers living in northern Israel win Defense Ministry tender to supply IDF with fresh eggs.

720,000 eggs per week

Paratroopers allow Israelis to visit northern Israel

During Passover, paratroopers in Battalion 202 continue their constant efforts to ensure the border remains quiet.

Paratroopers allow Israelis to visit northern Israel

Government to build intercity light rail line in northern Israel

Govrnment approves 12 billion NIS budget to improve infrastructure and health care in northern Israel.

Government to build intercity light rail line in northern Israel

3.6-magnitude earthquake felt in northern Israel

Earthquake which struck southern Lebanon felt in cities such as Tzfat and Kiryat Shmona. No injuries or damages reported.

3.6-magnitude earthquake felt in northern Israel

Two women killed in accident in the north

A two-car accident on Highway 66 left two dead, and three more critically injured.

Two women killed in accident in the north

Watch: IDF trains in "Steel Formation"

The IDF ran the "Steel Formation" divisional training exercise this week in the Galilee. Brig. General Amir Abulafia commanded the exercise.

Watch: IDF trains in "Steel Formation"

UN chief condemns rocket fire on northern Israel

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon notes that rocket fire on northern Israel was a violation of resolution that ended Second Lebanon War.

UN chief condemns rocket fire on northern Israel

Palestinian terror group claims rocket fire on northern Israel

Lebanese media reports that Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command claimed firing of three rocket attacks.

Palestinian terror group claims rocket fire on northern Israel

Watch: Arab Caught Trying to Break into Northern Town

Border Guards on Wednesday managed to prevent an Arab from breaking into a Jewish town.

Watch: Arab Caught Trying to Break into Northern Town

Galilee Residents Still Fear Hezbollah Tunnel Attack

Chairman of northern moshav Zar'it, Yossi Adoni says residents continue to fear tunnels and calls on IDF to increase security in area.

Galilee Residents Still Fear Hezbollah Tunnel Attack

Hezbollah Attack Ruins Hermon Ski Business as Israelis Cancel

The Mount Hermon ski center - located just a few kilometers from the site of the Hezbollah attack on Har Dov - is open for business.

Hezbollah Attack Ruins Hermon Ski Business as Israelis Cancel

Ya'alon: Hezbollah Doesn't Need Tunnels to Start a War

Israelis concerned that Hezbollah is digging underground tunnels can relax – at least for now, said Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon.

Ya'alon: Hezbollah Doesn't Need Tunnels to Start a War

IDF Denies Soldiers Were Riding in Dangerous Vehicles

IDF sources denied rumors that the vehicles hit by Hezbollah terrorists earlier in the day were not reinforced against bombing attacks.

IDF Denies Soldiers Were Riding in Dangerous Vehicles

Is Hezbollah Digging Tunnels to Israel? IDF Intends to Find Out

For many, the prospect that Hezbollah is preparing an underground assault is far more worrisome than a mortar attack.

Is Hezbollah Digging Tunnels to Israel? IDF Intends to Find Out

Arab Teens Greet Firefighters with Rocks

Firefighters who doused the flames of a major fire in the Golan Heights early Wednesday were 'thanked' with an Arab rock attack.

Arab Teens Greet Firefighters with Rocks

Arabs Damage Fences of Jewish Communities

Farmers from communities in northern Israel discovered that the fences of their communities had been damaged by their Arab neighbors.

Arabs Damage Fences of Jewish Communities