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Soldiers return to war after mental health therapy

On Thursday the IDF Medic Corps will inaugurate a new mental health services center, which will provide accessible and high-quality treatment.

Soldiers return to war after mental health therapy

'Settler violence just a handful of incidents'

A senior IDF official said in a confidential discussion at the Foreign Affairs and Security Committee that "there is no such concept 'settler violence.' We have great respect for the settlers."

'Settler violence just a handful of incidents'

Hebrew house sign found in Khan Yunis returned

Soldiers in Khan Yunis found a house sign in Hebrew, and in short order located the Israeli couple to whom it had belonged as well.

Hebrew house sign found in Khan Yunis returned

An evening of gratitude for our heroes

This Wednesday, the nation comes together to honor the valor and sacrifice of 500 soldiers who are returning home after serving on the front lines in Gaza.

An evening of gratitude for our heroes

Southern Command general canceled vacation on Oct. 6

Due to evidence from the ISA, General Yaron Finkelman and ISA director Ronen Bar both made their way to their headquarters before the invasion, but no additional troops were moved south.

Southern Command general canceled vacation on Oct. 6

Tunnel went under hospital, university

10-kilometer long tunnel from northern to southern Gaza uncovered by the IDF.

Tunnel went under hospital, university

Ori, rescued from captivity, returns to IDF service

Ori Megidish, IDF lookout rescued from Hamas captivity, will return to military service - in the intelligence corps.

Ori, rescued from captivity, returns to IDF service

IDF testing air raid siren system in northern Israel

IDF testing siren systems in two locations in northern Israel. If an actual siren sounds, it will rise and fall.

IDF testing air raid siren system in northern Israel

IDF weighing yeshiva for haredi soldiers near border

New initiative aims to allow haredi soldiers to maintain religious lifestyle, regular Torah study, while protecting Israel's borders.

IDF weighing yeshiva for haredi soldiers near border

Officer and four soldiers seriously injured in Gaza

IDF Spokesperson's Unit clears for publication that an officer and four soldiers were seriously injured in Gaza battles. They were evacuated to hospital for medical treatment.

Officer and four soldiers seriously injured in Gaza

Operation at Nasser Hospital concludes

200 terrorists arrested, many weapons found in operation at Gaza hospital. IDF facilitates resupply of hospital, provides generator.

Operation at Nasser Hospital concludes

Staff Sergeant Ido Eli Zrihen fell in battle in Gaza

Staff Sergeant Ido Eli Zrihen, 20, from Jerusalem, fell in battle in the southern Gaza Strip. He served in the Givati Brigade.

Staff Sergeant Ido Eli Zrihen fell in battle in Gaza

Terrorists hiding behind civilians arrested

In Khan Yunis, IDF forces identify, arrest terrorists attempting to hide among civilians being evacuated from the combat zones.

Terrorists hiding behind civilians arrested

Soldier injured after terrorists fire towards base

IDF soldier injured by gunfire at the entrance to the Nahal Brigade training base near Arad.

Soldier injured after terrorists fire towards base

'Combat is the most effective tool for negotiations'

Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi says that the continued war in Gaza is the surest way to secure the hostages' release.

'Combat is the most effective tool for negotiations'

DJ brings joy to Givati soldiers & combat engineers

DJ Raphi performs at field event honoring Givati Brigade soldiers, combat engineers, returning from service in Gaza. Watch.

DJ brings joy to Givati soldiers & combat engineers

'I believe in G-d, I know He exists'

Ori Megidish, kidnapped by Hamas on October 7 and rescued by the IDF less than a month later, tells what kept her strong in captivity: 'I held faith in my grandmother, I knew I would get out of there, whether in a deal or by rescue.'

'I believe in G-d, I know He exists'

Terrorist eliminated by UAV in Jenin

IDF and Israel Security Agency eliminate Islamic Jihad terrorist Yasser Hanoun who has been involved in several shooting attacks in recent months.

Terrorist eliminated by UAV in Jenin

Two IDF soldiers arrested for selling weapon to Arab

Two soldiers from the Nahal Brigade allegedly attempted to sell a stolen Micro-Tavor assault rifle to an illegal Arab infiltrator.

Two IDF soldiers arrested for selling weapon to Arab

'Whole command failed, and they punish 1 who acted?'

Soldiers from multiple units who support Brigadier General Barak Hiram to turn to Chief of Staff amid reports he will not be promoted to Gaza Division Commander due to shelling in Be'eri.

'Whole command failed, and they punish 1 who acted?'

Israel preparing ground for pilot project in Gaza

Israel is working to create civilian leadership in Gaza and remove Hamas from the area, in order to allow humanitarian aid to be transferred to Gaza's civilian population.

Israel preparing ground for pilot project in Gaza

Civilian management of population in northern Gaza

Israel to test plan in which a Gazan citizen will manage the Zeitoun neighborhood instead of Hamas.

Civilian management of population in northern Gaza

Munitions stolen during war

IDF officials suspect that soldiers and civilians who gained access to ammunition during the war stole frag grenades, bullets, and antitank missiles, some as souvenirs and some to sell to criminal organizations.

Munitions stolen during war

Gen. behind shelling in Be'eri not to be promoted

IDF considering revoking the appointment of Brig. Gen. Barak Hiram to Gaza Division commander. Hiram ordered the shelling of a house in which terrorists were entrenched in Kibbutz Be'eri on October 7th which led to the deaths of 12 hostages.

Gen. behind shelling in Be'eri not to be promoted

Terrorist who launched mortars at Israel eliminated

An aircraft eliminated the terrorist and struck the launcher from which the mortar shells were fired.

Terrorist who launched mortars at Israel eliminated

IDF destroys tunnel used by senior Hamas officials

Kilometer-long tunnel used by Hamas leadership in Khan Yunis uncovered and destroyed.

IDF destroys tunnel used by senior Hamas officials

IDF eliminated terrorists in Jenin from the air

IDF forces entered the Jenin refugee camp to make an arrest, while a drone [UAV] attacked armed terrorists who threatened the soldiers.

IDF eliminated terrorists in Jenin from the air

Weapons found in building adjacent to UN school

Paratroopers Brigade soldiers located large quantities of weapons inside a building adjacent to a UN school in Khan Yunis. The school had been used as a humanitarian shelter for Gazan residents.

Weapons found in building adjacent to UN school

IDF hands out papers with urgent message for Gazans

Newspaper distributed by IDF in Gaza bears photo of Yahya Sinwar, Hamas' leader, and an important message for Gaza's residents.

IDF hands out papers with urgent message for Gazans

Paratrooper succumbs to wounds sustained in combat

Staff sergeant Maoz Morell, of Talmon in the Binyamin region, has died of wounds sustained while fighting in southern Gaza.

Paratrooper succumbs to wounds sustained in combat

UN experts claim IDF troops raped Palestinian women

Israel’s UN mission denounces Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights which accused IDF soldiers of raping Palestinian Arab women and girls in detention.

UN experts claim IDF troops raped Palestinian women

IDF finds video of Bibas family from 1st days of war

The Bibas family, Yarden, Shiri, and their 4-year and 9-month-old sons Ariel and Kfir were kidnapped on October 7. Kfir, the youngest hostage, turned 1 in captivity.

IDF finds video of Bibas family from 1st days of war

Web abuzz over photo of Hamas leader lookalike

The IDF has clarified that a photo depicting a man resembling Yahaya Sinwar in IDF custody is not of the Hamas leader but rather a different suspect.

Web abuzz over photo of Hamas leader lookalike

Tens of thousands of Israeli guns to be purchased

Since the war began, the Defense Ministry has preferred the purchase of Israeli products to ensure manufacturing independence in the vital fields and to direct funds to the defense manufacturing industries and the Israeli economy.

Tens of thousands of Israeli guns to be purchased

IDF finds Iranian equipment under UNRWA headquarters

The new find includes drives and servers that directly connect the agency to Iran.

IDF finds Iranian equipment under UNRWA headquarters

Security forces eliminate terrorist. Officer wounded

Border Police special forces eliminated Ahmad Ofi, who was allegedly involved in shooting attacks toward IDF soldiers and Israeli communities and in the murder of Tulkarem residents suspected of cooperating with the Israeli security forces.

Security forces eliminate terrorist. Officer wounded

Israeli in car like terorrists' killed by IDF

A man in a car similar to that used by terrorists during the Hamas invasion was killed by Israeli special forces. the IDF has refused to recognize him as an IDF casualty.

Israeli in car like terorrists' killed by IDF

Son of colonel fallen in Intifada injured in Gaza

Dror Weinberg was killed in action responding to a terrorist attack during the Second Intifada. Now, his son Ori has been seriously wounded in Gaza.

Son of colonel fallen in Intifada injured in Gaza

Dozens of terrorists killed in Khan Yunis

IDF special forces are continuing to operate in the Nasser Hospital and areas adjacent to it in Khan Yunis, where they located additional weapons.

Dozens of terrorists killed in Khan Yunis

'We did not target generators at hospital'

IDF helps repair broken generator at Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis, supplies food for infants and water to the hospital.

'We did not target generators at hospital'

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

Dog locates terrorist who is then killed by troops

IDF commandos continue to attack targets throughout Khan Yunis.

Dog locates terrorist who is then killed by troops

20 Oct. 7 terrorists arrested at Nasser hospital

Dozens of terrorists arrested, mortar shells grenades and other weapons found during operation at Khan Yunis hospital used by Hamas for terrorist activity.

20 Oct. 7 terrorists arrested at Nasser hospital

Terrorists identified by drone and eliminated

IAF strikes numerous Hamas targets throughout Gaza. 12 terrorists killed during battles in Khan Yunis.

Terrorists identified by drone and eliminated

'Hospitals must be kept free of combat'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemns the IDF’s operation in a Khan Yunis hospital which housed dozens of Hamas terrorists during the war.

'Hospitals must be kept free of combat'

Staff sergeant Noam Haba fell in southern Gaza

Staff sergeant Noam Haba, 20, from Jerusalem, fell in battle in southern Gaza. Several soldiers injured, including one seriously.

Staff sergeant Noam Haba fell in southern Gaza

Dozens of terrorists hid in Nasser Hospital

IDF Spokesman Hagari says while IDF has intelligence about hostages' bodies being held in the hospital, they have yet to be found.

Dozens of terrorists hid in Nasser Hospital

IDF warns hospital director to evacuate

IDF releases a recorded conversation between the Head of the Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA) to Gaza and the director of the Nasser Hospital, calling on civilians to evacuate the area.

IDF warns hospital director to evacuate

SSgt. Rotem Sahar-Hadar fell in battle in Gaza

Staff Sergeant Sahar-Hadar, a soldier in the Paratroopers Brigade Reconnaissance Unit, was killed in a confrontation with terrorists near the Nasser Hospital. Several additional soldiers were wounded.

SSgt. Rotem Sahar-Hadar fell in battle in Gaza

Terrorist who held Noa Marciano hostage eliminated

IDF eliminated Ahmed Ghoul, a commander in Hamas' Shati Battalion who participated in the October 7th massacre and held 19-year-old IDF lookout Cpl. Noa Marciano hostage.

Terrorist who held Noa Marciano hostage eliminated

Alleyways, close-quarters combat, and sniper fire

During the operations in the area, many terrorists were killed, and dozens arrested. Among them were terrorists who participated in the October 7th massacre.

Alleyways, close-quarters combat, and sniper fire

Soldiers say thanksgiving blessing at Western Wall

After leaving the battlefields of the Gaza Strip, soldiers from the Givati Brigade visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem and recited the Hagomel blessing to thank G-d for their preservation in battle.

Soldiers say thanksgiving blessing at Western Wall

Watch: Special operations in northern Gaza

During the operation, in which the 401st Brigade, the Nahal Brigade, the 5th Brigade, and special forces took part, the forces crossed Gaza City in less than two hours and gained operational control of the area within several hours.

Watch: Special operations in northern Gaza

Support our soldiers on the front lines

In light of the escalating conflict in Israel's northern region and the recent mobilization of tens of thousands of reserve soldiers, there is a severe shortage of clothing and thermal and tactical gear for our troops.

Support our soldiers on the front lines

Hamas commander responsible for kidnappings killed

Nuhkba Force commander responsible for the kidnapping of women from the Supernova music rave killed in airstrike.

Hamas commander responsible for kidnappings killed

Photo of Al Jazeera 'journalist' on October 7th

Al Jazeera news network reported that their journalist Ismail Abu Omar was injured in Gaza. The IDF revealed that he is a deputy company commander in Hamas' Eastern Battalion of Khan Yunis.

Photo of Al Jazeera 'journalist' on October 7th

IDF jets complete extensive strike in Lebanon

Among the targets struck were military compounds, operational control rooms, and terror infrastructure used by Hezbollah terrorists.

IDF jets complete extensive strike in Lebanon

Officer recounts pursuit of Gush Etzion terrorist

Capt. (res.) Bentzi, who participated in the neutralization of the terrorist who attempted to carry out a ramming attack at the Gush Etzion Junction, spoke to Arutz Sheva about the incident and the operations in the area.

Officer recounts pursuit of Gush Etzion terrorist

PM’s brother attacked IDF heads

Dr. Iddo Netanyahu, attacked IDF heads, saying, ‘They did not want to hear his opinion, they did not want to be forced into action they disapproved of.’

PM’s brother attacked IDF heads

IDF soldiers wounded on Oct. 7 battle antisemitism

Alon Elbaz and Osher Pardo, two IDF medics wounded by Hamas terrorists in the October 7 massacre, share their stories of loss and heroism with American college kids on campuses across the US.

IDF soldiers wounded on Oct. 7 battle antisemitism