Operation Protective Edge

'Dig' producer: 2014 Hamas rockets were terrorism, not war

USA Network's owner suing company's insurer for refusing to cover expenses for filming in Israel was interrupted by Hamas rocket attacks.JTA, 6/22/2016, 5:21 AM

Israeli officer will not face trial over Gaza 'tribute' shelling

Lt. Col. Neriya Yashuron to be reprimanded, but won't face trial, for ordering troops to fire at empty building in tribute to slain comrade.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2016, 2:02 PM

Netanyahu: We look after our soldiers

Netanyahu awards commendation for bravery to Dr. Regina Fikman, who served as a medical officer during Operation Protective Edge.Hezki Baruch, 6/15/2016, 6:43 AM

Fallen soldiers held by Hamas recognized as captives MIA

Hadar Goldin, Oron Shaul killed by Hamas in 2014, whose bodies have yet to be returned, recognized as captives missing in action.David Rosenberg, 6/10/2016, 12:54 PM

Israelis donate NIS 1.4 million to disabled IDF veteran

Yehuda HaYisraeli was critically injured in Gaza, but denied govt aid because he lives in Samaria - so Israelis opened their pockets.Ari Soffer, 6/5/2016, 10:25 AM

Committee wrote fake report to help PM, says opposition MK

Hanegbi passed off document whitewashing PM's handling of Gaza war as official committee report in effort to protect Netanyahu, says MK.David Rosenberg, 6/2/2016, 1:31 PM

IDF officers say they knew Protective Edge mission incomplete

'Top officers' stated to Army radio Sunday that they were not convinced terror tunnel operation was complete when Protective Edge ended.Tova Dvorin, 5/29/2016, 9:28 AM

Why Protective Edge's last injured soldier cannot go home

Defense Ministry refuses to make IDF soldier's home wheelchair-accessible due to technical issues with living beyond Green Line.Tova Dvorin, 5/25/2016, 9:36 PM

Bennett refuses to back down on Security Cabinet demand

Jewish Home chairman determined to ensure Cabinet members updated on IDF affairs after experiences during Protective Edge.Uzi Baruch, 5/24/2016, 9:46 PM

Lone soldier honored for single-handedly killing four terrorists

Staff Sgt. Sahar Elbaz made Aliyah in 2012. Two years later, he found himself surrounded by terrorists in Gaza.Tova Dvorin, 5/24/2016, 8:42 PM

Ex-IDF Southern Commander: Israel has no strategy

Former commander on Protective Edge report: 'spineless leadership' only plans 'according to length of its term in office.'Ari Yashar, 5/8/2016, 4:39 PM

'Irresponsible politicians leaked Gaza report'

Sources close to Netanyahu blast the leaking of information the State Comptroller's draft report on Operation Protective Edge.Ben Ariel, Canada, 5/6/2016, 10:31 PM

'There's no need to be dragged into the headlines'

Former IDF Chef of Staff calls for calm over damning report blasting handling of 2014 Gaza war.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/6/2016, 1:41 PM

'Netanyahu is expert at pinning responsibility on others'

Former ministers lash out at Prime Minister, Defense Minister for failure to lead during Protective Edge.Tova Dvorin, 5/6/2016, 12:55 PM

State Comptroller to publish damning report on Gaza operation

State Comptroller report on Operation Protective Edge will include sharp criticism of the government and former Chief of Staff.Orly Harari and Nitsan Keidar, 5/6/2016, 3:13 AM

20,000 Hamas terrorists in Gaza

Senior officer reveals IDF has learned lessons of last war, while Hamas is 'deterred' and dealing with serious internal disputes.Kobi Finkler, 4/14/2016, 5:37 PM

Clinton responds to Sanders: Hamas provokes Israel

Democratic presidential frontrunner replies to opponent who called Israel’s response against Hamas “disproportionate.”Ben Ariel, 4/11/2016, 3:13 AM

Sanders says comments on Gaza deaths were 'distorted'

Democratic presidential candidate's campaign denies he claimed Israel killed 10,000 Gazans during the 2014 war.Ben Ariel, 4/8/2016, 6:16 AM

Dept. Defense Minister: Sanders should get his facts straight

Dept. Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan blasts US presidential candidate for false claims Israel killed '10,000 innocents' in Gaza.Ari Soffer, 4/7/2016, 3:30 PM

ADL calls out Sanders for misstating Palestinian death toll

Anti-Defamation League calls on Bernie Sanders to correct statement that Israel killed over 10,000 innocent people in Gaza.JTA, 4/7/2016, 2:57 AM

Bernie Sanders claims Israel killed '10,000 innocents' in Gaza

Grossly inflating casualty figures, Jewish Democratic presidential candidate condemns Israel's defensive actions in Gaza.Ari Soffer, 4/5/2016, 10:35 PM

For parents of soldiers missing in Gaza, the war never ended

Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin were declared dead by the IDF, but with Hamas still holding their bodies their families live with daily agony.Ben Sales, 4/5/2016, 10:12 PM

Critically wounded soldier speaks again, smiles at celebration

Yehuda Yitzhak, who was critically wounded in Gaza in 2014, shows miraculous signs of recovery during family celebration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2016, 8:53 AM

State Comptroller: Government failed on Hamas tunnel threat

Draft of report sent to Netanyahu leveling severe criticism on Security Cabinet for not properly dealing with terror tunnels.Ari Yashar, 2/4/2016, 5:26 PM

War of words: Defeating the distortion of the IDF

My Truth, an educational organization working to combat anti-IDF groups, needs your help to set the record straight - learn how.Ari Yashar, 1/27/2016, 2:55 PM

Brazil: Israel made 'a mistake' appointing Dayan

Same Brazilian official who accused Israel of 'genocide' in 2014 says appointing a 'settlement' leader was a 'misstep' on Jerusalem's part.Cynthia Blank, 1/20/2016, 3:50 PM

The homecoming of an Operation Protective Edge hero

Against all odds, Ohad Ben Shai, critically injured in the 2014 Gaza war, walked out of the hospital on Tuesday.Orli Harari, 1/12/2016, 10:40 AM

Tel Aviv dedicates a Torah to the fallen soldiers

Streets of coastal metropolis, known as a secular bastion, are filled with dancing for a new Torah scroll for heroes of last Gaza war.Shira Nussdorf, 12/29/2015, 10:50 PM

Officer wounded in Gaza to take command of elite Egoz Unit

Two years after suffering serious injures in Gaza war, Lt. Col. Roy Levy will take command of the elite Egoz Reconnaissance Unit.Shlomo Pyotrokovski, 12/27/2015, 9:57 AM

Ya'alon visits recovering terror victims at Tel Hashomer

Defense Minister meets wounded soldiers Yarin Ashkenazi and Orel Ozeri two months after visiting them while they were unconscious.Uzi Baruch, 12/21/2015, 9:45 PM

Family of slain soldier demands he be declared 'missing'

Oron Shaul's fate remains unclear, his parents insisted Thursday, and the State of Israel must change its policies to match.Uzi Baruch, 12/18/2015, 9:06 AM

International defense experts: Israel blameless in Gaza War

High Level Military Group says IDF 'exceeded the highest standards we set for our own nations’ armies.'Gil Ronen, 12/17/2015, 6:17 PM

Report: Israel offered terrorist releases for soldiers' bodies

Israel offered to release Hamas terrorists for bodies of Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin last year, senior source says - but Hamas rejected it.Tova Dvorin, 12/15/2015, 8:15 AM

Did IDF pay with lives for feminist dogma?

Following Pentagon decision on women in combat, soldier says his unit paid a heavy price for insistence on female medics during Gaza war.Gil Ronen, 12/14/2015, 7:10 PM

'Hamas playing a nasty game' with bereaved Israeli mother

MK Eliezer Stern, who is close to the family of Oron Shaul, notes that Hamas has been using the family's pain to their advantage.Tova Dvorin, 12/14/2015, 1:40 PM

Goldin family: State must stop pandering to Hamas

Family of slain IDF soldier Hadar Goldin joins Shauls' plea to return the two soldiers' bodies, says State should toughen up.Uzi Baruch, 12/13/2015, 7:48 PM

Report: UK detained reservist for Protective Edge 'war crimes'

London released reservist after several hours due to fast gov't, IDF involvement; defense official warns other soldiers at risk.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/13/2015, 7:22 PM

Hamas rejects Shaul family's calls for a deal

Hamas rejects family's plea for Gaza-Jerusalem deal in exchange for information on missing soldiers, holds out for terrorist releases.Tova Dvorin, 12/13/2015, 6:45 PM

Family urges Israel, Hamas to strike deal for son's body

Oron Shaul's family says they would 'turn over everything in this country and the world' to strike deal, find out son's fate.Ido Ben-Porat, 12/13/2015, 5:01 PM

Huckabee 'ashamed' of US response to Protective Edge

Republican candidate meets supporters at home of Rubin Margules, attacks Obama gov't for implying Israel 'invites' attacks.Uzi Baruch, 12/10/2015, 12:49 PM

'Training medics in combat will save lives'

IDF reveals plans to train medics in basic combat procedures and deploy them to the front lines in future wars.Tova Dvorin, 12/7/2015, 6:44 PM

IDF to phase out APCs after deadly war incident

Deaths of 7 IDF soldiers during Protective Edge have spurred movement to replace APCs with wheel-based vehicles - possibly with US aid.Tova Dvorin, 12/7/2015, 4:10 PM

'Why isn't Hamas paying for holding my son's body?'

Bereaved mother admits release of bodies of her son and Oron Shaul 'will cost' - but says 'we should define the cost, not Hamas.'Yoni Kempinski, 11/2/2015, 2:15 PM

Hadar Goldin's Family Supports Not Returning Dead Terrorists

Family of IDF soldier whose body remain captive in Gaza welcome Cabinet's decision not to return bodies of terrorists to their families.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 10/15/2015, 12:22 PM

Smart Fences Completed Around Gaza Belt Communities

Defense Ministry equips 12 communities with advanced security fences to the tune of 30 million shekel.Kobi Finkler, 10/6/2015, 12:16 PM

Priceless: US State Dept. Can't Explain Israel Double-Standards

State Dept. official left speechless when questioned why US army doesn't live up to the high standards it sets for Israeli forces.Ari Soffer, 10/6/2015, 9:53 AM

Jordan Jails Veterinary Surgeon for Israeli Embassy Bomb Plot

Terrorist's car bomb exploded prematurely in his garage, exposing his deadly plot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/5/2015, 7:33 PM

Constant Vigilance: Inside the IDF's 'War Room'

One year after Protective Edge, the IDF keeps a meticulous watch on what's happening on the ground in Gaza.Tova Dvorin, 9/18/2015, 1:40 PM

Yaalon to Injured Soldiers: We're Here For You

In advance of the Jewish New Year, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon visited injured IDF troops – to wish them a good New Year.Ido Ben Porat, 9/6/2015, 6:07 PM

300 Gazans Pray in Jerusalem Friday

Permits granted to residents of Hamas-held territory to attend Friday prayers at Al Aqsa mosque.Dalit Halevi, 9/5/2015, 8:51 PM

Hamas's New Propaganda Gimmick: IDF Soldier 'Jail'

Gazan students create mock "jail" with pictures of IDF soldiers, claiming that Hamas captured more than Israel has admitted.Dalit Halevy, 9/2/2015, 10:34 PM

One Year Later: No Quiet After Operation Protective Edge

At least 12 rockets have struck Israeli soil in the year since the 2014 Gaza war - not counting dozens of rocket strikes which hit Gaza.Tova Dvorin, Chicago, 8/28/2015, 10:59 PM

One Rocket a Month Since Hamas 'Ceasefire'

Figures show 12 rockets have hit Israeli sovereign territory 1 year since last summer's 'truce,' many more fired but didn't clear border.Ari Yashar, 8/28/2015, 1:56 PM

Hamas Showcases Terror Tunnel Unit in New Video

Lashing out at Israel, Hamas promises its 'anger will explode' and that new details on IDF soldier Hadar Goldin will be released.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2015, 12:34 PM

Memorial for Protective Edge Soldier Vandalized

Friends of Oren Noah express 'fury and shame' at second attempt to destroy monument on Israel's National Trail in his honor.Orly Harari, 8/27/2015, 10:04 AM

Univ. Officials Demand Anti-Israel Professor be Reinstated

University of Illinois officers urge Chancellor to restore job offer to professor who called Israel's defenders 'awful' people.Cynthia Blank, 8/26/2015, 4:37 PM

Watch: Palestinian Propaganda Mocks 'Captive IDF Ducks'

Arab YouTube channel dehumanizes IDF soldiers, claims 5 captured in last summer's war and Israel 'abandoned' them.Dalit Halevy, 8/25/2015, 10:26 PM