'You're a one-man Foreign Ministry'

IDF appoints new liaison to coordinate with Palestinian Authority and Gaza, as Kamil Abu Rokon replaces General Yoav Mordechai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2018, 10:24 PM

IDF general threatens 'harsh measures' against Gaza marches

General Yoav Mordechai describes steps IDF is taking to avoid confrontation during Hamas-planned marches along Gaza fence this Friday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2018, 8:12 PM

IDF foils infiltration attempt

Four Gazans attempt to infiltrate Israel, are stopped by alert IDF soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2018, 11:27 PM

IDF suspends permits for Samaria terrorist's family

Shin Bet says terrorist who rammed four soldiers was detained in the past and released last April.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/16/2018, 8:33 PM

Palestinian lie exposed

Father of PA teen claims his son was hit in the head by a rubber bullet. Coordinator of Government Activities reveals the truth.Ido Ben Porat, 2/27/2018, 12:03 AM

IDF treats Gaza Arab shot by Hamas

Resident of Gaza crosses border after being shot by Hamas forces, IDF treats him. 'Israel cares more for Palestinian life than Hamas does.'Tal Polon, 2/22/2018, 9:44 AM

Major General Mordechai threatens Hamas

COGAT head'smessage to Hamas heads: 'Stop violent border disturbances. IDF will take harsher measures.'Mordechai Sones, 2/19/2018, 7:51 PM

Israel warns Gaza residents: Wake up, Hamas is using you!

Major General Yoav Mordechai urges Gaza residents 'not to let Hamas lead them to hell,' says attack on IDF soldiers 'sign of cowardice.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2018, 12:29 AM

COGAT Head rebukes European ambassadors

IDF General Yoav Mordechai meets with EU ambassadors, reprimands them for ignoring bodies of IDF soldiers held in Gaza.Mordechai Sones, 1/30/2018, 8:24 PM

Trump envoy 'deeply angered by Hamas terrorism'

WH envoy Jason Greenblatt blasts Hamas terror group, demands it return remains of fallen IDF soldiers.David Rosenberg, 1/28/2018, 9:58 PM

'The Jewish mind found the solution to Hamas terror tunnels'

Coordinator of Activities in the Territories: "Two million people in Gaza are under occupation, but the occupation is by Hamas, not Israel."Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2018, 5:45 PM

'PA economy is completely dependent on Israel'

Judea and Samaria Coordinator Yoav Mordechai says PA could have built a successful economy - if they had invested international aid money.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/11/2018, 4:01 PM

'Hamas continues to cross red lines'

Coordinator of Government Activities demands the Red Crescent fire ambulance driver who exploited his role to assist terror organizations.Nitsan Keidar, 1/4/2018, 11:18 PM

'Will Iran protect Gazans as it did the Syrians?'

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories addresses the people of Gaza in online video.Elad Benari, 12/28/2017, 1:04 AM

Disabled Gaza man did not die from IDF fire

IDF official says disabled Gazan Ibrahim Abu Toriya did not die from IDF fire, demands Red Cross investigate incident.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2017, 12:13 AM

'Rockets are being fired at Arabs, by Arabs'

Failed mortar attack this morning damages home of Gaza resident. 'How long will Hamas continue to harm its own people?'Ido Ben Porat, 12/21/2017, 11:49 AM

Gaza rocket misses mark, damages local home

Gaza terrorists fire rocket towards southern Israel, but the rocket hits a residential building inside Gaza.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/15/2017, 8:33 PM

'Why doesn't Hamas invest in hospitals and schools?'

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories gives interview to BBC, issues a stern warning to Hamas.Ido Ben Porat, 12/15/2017, 1:09 AM

'Dogs and Americans not allowed'

PA store hangs anti-American banner following President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Uzi Baruch, 12/14/2017, 8:03 PM

IDF places Iron Dome batteries in center of country

Batteries deployed in case Islamic Jihad, other Gaza terrorist groups, retaliate for destruction of terror tunnel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2017, 8:20 PM

Terror group: Israeli threats 'a declaration of war'

Islamic Jihad reacts to Israeli official's threats against retaliation for destruction of terror tunnel.Tal Polon, 11/12/2017, 4:19 PM

'We will respond with force and determination'

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories warns Gaza groups: Israel will respond to any retaliation for destruction of tunnel.Elad Benari, 11/12/2017, 1:36 AM

COGAT head: Hamas is selling Gaza residents out to Iran

COGAT head Yoav Mordehai says Hamas is 'proud' of its similarity to Hezbollah, sells Gazan civilians in exchange for Iranian money.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2017, 3:05 PM

'Hamas is unable to control its operatives'

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories warns Hamas against Israeli response due to the group's provocations.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/11/2017, 9:27 PM

'Hamas wastes Gazan money on absurd goals'

Head of COGAT slams Hamas for death this morning of 24-year-old electrocuted while working in terror tunnel. 'He died for nothing.'Ido ben Porat, 9/19/2017, 2:13 PM

'Hamas terrorists will find only death in their tunnels'

Israeli general notes large number of Gaza tunnel collapses, says Hamas operatives 'will have no light at the end of the tunnel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/14/2017, 10:22 PM

Israel could cut off Gaza's electricity

IDF official warns that Gaza's electricity supply could be cut off since it won't pay its electricity debt.Elad Benari, 5/26/2017, 5:03 AM

Israel, PA agree to cooperate on water

Israel and the PA to renew the activity of the Joint Water Committee which manages water and sewer related infrastructure.Kobi Finkler, 1/16/2017, 3:04 AM

IDF official: Hamas is to blame for Gaza power outages

Major General Yoav Mordechai: Hamas enjoys electricity 24/7 but Gazans only enjoy it three hours a day.Kobi Finkler, 1/13/2017, 12:06 AM

'This is only the beginning'

The Civil Administration for the first time cracks down on Arab coal pollution plaguing Israeli coastal region.Kobi Finkler, 11/17/2016, 9:49 AM

IDF officer to Gaza: Stop building tunnels

Major General Yoav Mordechai warns Gazans that the terror tunnels are not only collapsing because of "work accidents."Elad Benari, 10/27/2016, 4:44 AM

Liberman allows leniencies for Muslim holiday

The government is making a number of generous gestures to Muslims for the upcoming Muslim holiday next week.Kobi Finkler, 9/5/2016, 8:46 PM

COGAT imposes sanctions on Hevron governor

Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai places sanctions on Hebron governor Kamel Hamid after his visit to terrorist's family.Re'ut Hadar, 7/3/2016, 7:00 PM

Senior IDF official: ISIS members trained in Gaza

Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai tells Saudi website that ISIS members entered Gaza from Egypt to undergo military training.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/13/2016, 11:18 PM

Israel stops giving Gaza cement over Hamas thefts

COGAT finds that Hamas minister diverts private humanitarian cement transfers to built more tunnels. Public sector will still get cement.Shimon Cohen, 4/5/2016, 8:08 AM

Israel eases sanctions on Gazan Arabs

COGAT Major General Yoav Mordechai confirms Israel is providing more exit permits to Gazan residents wishing to travel abroad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2016, 9:35 PM

IDF official: no negotiations on a Gaza seaport

The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories stresses that a Gaza seaport isn't on the agenda in talks with Turkey.Ido Ben Porat, 2/28/2016, 4:01 AM

Hamas denies Gaza treating ISIS terrorists

IDF general declares Hamas smuggling ISIS terrorists from Egypt into Gaza for medical treatment - a charge Hamas immediately denies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2016, 6:48 PM

COGAT: Hamas building 'tunnels of death'

IDF's Yoav Mordechai evades question when asked by PA news agency if Israel is responsible for collapse of Hamas's tunnels.Ben Ariel, 2/4/2016, 6:12 AM

Erekat: IDF general is 'acting president'

PLO Secretary-General claims Netanyahu is controlling the Palestinians through the Civil Administration and COGAT.Dalit Halevi, 1/26/2016, 3:42 AM

Exposed: Israel secretly building new PA city

Officials reveal state is advancing plans for new PA city in Samaria, under assumption increase in Arab jobs will lessen terror.Ari Yashar, 11/9/2015, 12:15 PM

COGAT Slams Incitement in Al Jazeera Interview

Major General Yoav Mordechai blasts radical Islamic movements for 'rumors and lies' that Israel is trying to take over holy sites.Kobi Finkler, 10/11/2015, 1:19 PM

Report: Israel to Sponsor Two New Cities in the PA

COGAT, PA deny rumors that two sides met to discuss infrastructure earlier this month. Could the cities be a security risk?Tova Dvorin, 9/29/2015, 1:35 PM

Israel to Reduce Number of Arabs who Enter Gaza

In the interest of their safety, Israel will reduce the number of Israeli Arabs who are allowed to enter Gaza.Kobi Finkler, 7/24/2015, 4:43 AM

Israel Slashes Wait Time for PA Entry Permits

Israel has streamlined its admission policy for PA residents, cutting the process from days to hours.Yaakov Levi, 4/19/2015, 6:12 PM

Sources: Gaza Gets Cement, Caravan Deliveries

In yet another Israeli “gesture,” the PA has been moving caravans from PA-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria to Gaza.Yaakov Levi, 4/15/2015, 4:00 PM

Israel to Double Water Supply to Gaza

COGAT says it hopes Hamas will not steal water from citizens as it steals construction materials to build terror tunnels.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2015, 4:46 PM

Gaza Crossing Closed Following Mortar Barrage

Five wounded at Erez Crossing, leading to closure of transfer point where wounded Gazans have been exiting for medical treatment.Ari Yashar, 8/24/2014, 5:48 PM

Israeli Official: Hevron Operation Will Continue

Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza says IDF will continue to surround Hevron in search of kidnapped youths.Elad Benari, 6/16/2014, 6:15 AM

IDF 'Undermined' Supreme Court To Block 'Settlers'

General Alon signs order forbidding access to land registrars in Judea Samaria, despite court ruling and upcoming petition.Iddo Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 4/23/2014, 11:27 AM

IDF Gets New Spokesman

Outgoing Spokesman speaks of PR deployment, ‘visual war room.’Maayana Miskin, 10/16/2013, 12:42 AM

IDF: Stop Announcing 'Intifada'

IDF Spokesman calls upon those declaring an "intifada" is at hand to show "responsibility and caution."Gil Ronen, 3/1/2013, 10:24 AM

IDF Spokesman: We Will Foil Terror

IDF Spokesman Brigadier General Yoav Mordechai: Despite the ceasefire, we have a mandate to foil any terror attack on Israelis.Elad Benari, 11/22/2012, 4:14 AM

IDF Retaliates, Barak Vows to Restore Quiet'

The IDF retaliated against Gaza terrorist attacks Wednesday morning as Defense Minister Ehud Barak vowed to “return the quiet to the south.”Chana Ya'ar, 10/24/2012, 10:39 AM

IDF Spokesman: No Tears for Iranian Scientist

Brig. Gen. Mordechai says he's glad Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Roshan is dead, but doesn't know who killed himGabe Kahn., 1/11/2012, 8:17 PM

IDF: Ceasefire Must Be Based on Facts

IDF top spokesman Gen. Yoav Mordechai says 'declarations' are insufficient to effect a ceasefire, touts IDF success against Islamic Jihad.Gabe Kahn., 10/31/2011, 9:06 PM

IDF Spokesman: No Need for Reserves in Sept.

IDF Spokesman says he doesn't believe reserve soldiers will be needed to combat Arab riots in September.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/6/2011, 2:06 AM