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Hezbollah Radwan Force commander eliminated

Hussein Mustafa Shechory, the Commander of the Rockets and Missiles Unit of Hezbollah's Radwan Forces in Lebanon's central and western region, planned rocket and missile launches against Israel.

Hezbollah Radwan Force commander eliminated

'We'll see you at you house'

Anti-Israel activist threatens to murder Calif. city council

Anti-Israel activist arrested, faces felony charges after making death threats at city council meeting in Bakersfield, California. 'I hope that one day, somebody brings the guillotine and kills all of you.'

Anti-Israel activist threatens to murder Calif. city council

MK Tali Gottlieb:

'Netanyahu must reject pressures not to attack Iran'

Likud MK Tali Gottlieb claims that the world, and Gaza in particular, are beginning to disdain as well as a USA colony.

'Netanyahu must reject pressures not to attack Iran'

3 wounded in drone attack in Galilee

2 drones launched from Lebanon explode in Beit Hillel, lightly wounding 3 people.

3 wounded in drone attack in Galilee

Chief of Staff thanks UK army for aid in deflecting Iran attack

'Relationship between the two militaries has strategic importance for maintaining regional stability and security in the Middle East,' IDF stresses.

Chief of Staff thanks UK army for aid in deflecting Iran attack

IDF increasing readiness in the north

IDF holds series of field exercises and cyberspace exercises in the Northern Command.

IDF increasing readiness in the north

PM Netanyahu:

'Iran is behind Hamas and Hezbollah - we are determined to win'

PM Netanyahu meets new recruits to Golani, Givati brigades, offering encouragement and support. 'The most important thing we have is our spirit, and I see it in your eyes.'

'Iran is behind Hamas and Hezbollah - we are determined to win'

Claim: Nearly 50 Nova massacre survivors have committed suicide

Many survivors of the Nova music festival massacre are forcibly admitted to psychiatric wards; other survivors demand: 'Why do we need to prove and explain more in order to receive help?'

Claim: Nearly 50 Nova massacre survivors have committed suicide

Despite lack of reciprocity:

Israel increases humanitarian gestures in Gaza

COGAT leads humanitarian efforts in Gaza, opening two more bakeries in northern Gaza, continuing work on the Bani Suheila water pipeline, and transferring 126 trucks to northern Gaza.

Israel increases humanitarian gestures in Gaza

Body language reveals: Hamas leader is angry and broken

Ismail Haniyeh says Hamas will continue the fight, but his body language after hearing of his son's deaths indicates otherwise. 'He is angry and it is hard for him,' expert says.

Body language reveals: Hamas leader is angry and broken

Former NSC chief:

'Don't attack in Iran, focus on Lebanon and Syria'

Giora Eiland, former National Security Council chief, calls to utilize the international support following Iran's attack to secure Israel's northern border.

'Don't attack in Iran, focus on Lebanon and Syria'

Watch:

Terrorists who threatened IDF forces in Gaza are eliminated

IDF eliminates terrorists, destroys terrorist infrastructure; the 162nd Division continues precise raid in central Gaza.

Terrorists who threatened IDF forces in Gaza are eliminated

San Francisco:

Anti-Israel protesters shut down Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge reopens after demonstrators protesting the war in Gaza shut it down. Several arrests made.

Anti-Israel protesters shut down Golden Gate Bridge

Gallant holds discussion ahead of Rafah operation

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant holds discussion ahead of the ground entry of IDF forces into the Gazan city of Rafah.

Gallant holds discussion ahead of Rafah operation

Hamas now offering to release just 20 hostages

Senior official says after Hamas rejected the latest ceasefire proposals, it offered to release half the number of hostages while demanding Israel free murderers.

Hamas now offering to release just 20 hostages

Anti-Israel protestors block access to Chicago's O'Hare airport

Protestors block road leading to O'Hare International Airport to protest Boeing sales to Israel, causing airline passengers to leave their cars and walk from the highway to the terminals.

Anti-Israel protestors block access to Chicago's O'Hare airport

Report:

Rafah op. delayed from this week after Iranian attack

CNN reports Israel was to begin dropping warning leaflets on Rafah today, held off due to focus shifting to Iran retaliation.

Rafah op. delayed from this week after Iranian attack

President Herzog:

'A story of supreme bravery with a bitter end'

The President today honored the families of three hostages killed by an IDF soldier while escaping Hamas.

'A story of supreme bravery with a bitter end'

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The Nahal Brigade battles Hamas in central Gaza

The Nachal Brigade combat team precisely eliminated terrorists, called fire support, and located terror infrastructures, weapons, and rocket launchers.

The Nahal Brigade battles Hamas in central Gaza

Paramedic meets the wounded soldier he saved

MDA paramedic Udi Edri met Amitai Argaman, whom he treated after Argaman was gravely wounded in battle in Gaza.

Paramedic meets the wounded soldier he saved

Opposition leader:

'Philadelphi Corridor first, then Rafah'

Asked by Arutz Sheva whether Israel should enter Rafah, opposition leader Yair Lapid replied, 'Four of the weakest Hamas battalions are in Rafah and we will have to deal with them, but it is a long process.'

'Philadelphi Corridor first, then Rafah'

Calls for state to stop subsidizing El Al for price gouging

Many online are criticizing the Israeli carrier for raising prices after other carriers canceled flights to and from Israel.

Calls for state to stop subsidizing El Al for price gouging

Hostage's uncle:

We can bring the hostages home by stopping all negotiations’

Uncle of Avinatan Or, held hostage by Hamas in Gaza: ‘The negotiations are aimed at restoring Hamas rule in Gaza. The hostages held by local clans will be released only when they understand that we are the sovereign.’

We can bring the hostages home by stopping all negotiations’

Report:

Israel may enter Rafah earlier than planned

A security source warned that Hamas's refusal to accept a hostage deal is moving an Israeli offensive in Rafah closer 'by giant steps.'

Israel may enter Rafah earlier than planned

Ret. Brigadier General:

'Netanyahu must show accountability and resign after the war'

Effi Eitam spoke about accountability and said that PM Netanyahu and Chief of Staff Halevi must vacate their seats at the end of the war – but not before.

'Netanyahu must show accountability and resign after the war'

Iran expert to Arutz Sheva:

Iran conveyed double message after the attack

Iran expert, Dr. Menahem Merhavy: 'Iran conveyed a double message; on the one hand, a sense of victory to its people, raising the morale of the security forces after the attack, but on the other, a desire to avoid further rounds against Israel.'

Iran conveyed double message after the attack

Under cover of the war

Iran’s attempt at destabilizing Jordan

Further deterioration in relations between Iran and Jordan – after the latter officially announced that it helped intercept the attack against Israel.

Iran’s attempt at destabilizing Jordan

Report:

Netanyahu has decided to postpone the operation in Rafah

TV report: A week after the Prime Minister announced that "there is a date" for the operation in Rafah, he has decided to postpone the operation.

Netanyahu has decided to postpone the operation in Rafah

Friends of Israel - Academy Awards

Although it appears that Israel and the Jewish People have more enemies than friends, I believe the reality is quite the opposite. Opinion.

Friends of Israel - Academy Awards

IDF Spokesman Hagari:

'Iran launched 60 tons of warheads and explosives at Israel'

Spokesman Hagari applauded international cooperation in thwarting the Iranian threat and noted: 'Even while under attack from Iran, we have not lost sight of our critical mission in Gaza to rescue our hostages from the hands of Iran's proxies Hamas.'

'Iran launched 60 tons of warheads and explosives at Israel'

World Food Program reopens bakery in northern Gaza

The bakery bakes 650,000 pita breads in a day. The bakery joins another two bakeries that reopened in the central Gaza Strip last week. More than 23 bakeries are currently operating in the Gaza Strip, producing over 3 million pitas a day.

World Food Program reopens bakery in northern Gaza

US poll:

42% support Israel, 24% support Palestinians

A New York Times poll shows 42% support Israel | Gap between US President Joe Biden and Donald Trump is narrowing

42% support Israel, 24% support Palestinians

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IDF troops construct bridge over Wadi Gaza

The soldiers crossed the wadi, which cuts the Gaza Strip in two, using two central bridges and attacked several terror targets in the area.

IDF troops construct bridge over Wadi Gaza

Arab affairs expert:

'Israel was attacked because Iran saw it as weak'

Arab affairs correspondent Zvi Yehezkeli claims that Israeli deterrence has been worn down over multiple conflicts, leading to the Iranian attack.

'Israel was attacked because Iran saw it as weak'

Hamas turns down another hostage deal

PMO says Hamas responded negatively to proposal in which Israel showed 'significantly degree of flexibility,' proving Sinwar not interested in a humanitarian deal.

Hamas turns down another hostage deal

Sen. Cruz after Iranian attack:

'I stand with Israel to do whatever it takes to defend itself'

US Senator Ted Cruz condemns Iranian attack on Israel: These attacks are enabled and financed by deliberate policy choices made by Joe Biden and Biden officials.

'I stand with Israel to do whatever it takes to defend itself'

Footage from IAF HQ

Majority of missiles intercepted outside of Israel's borders

The IDF Aerial Defense Array successfully intercepted the majority of the launches using the "Arrow" Aerial Defense System, together with Israel's strategic allies, before the launches crossed into Israeli territory.

Majority of missiles intercepted outside of Israel's borders

Argentina's President:

'We firmly support Israel in defending itself'

Argentina's President Javier Milei expresses support for Israel following the Iranian attack on the Jewish state.

'We firmly support Israel in defending itself'

Austin to Gallant:

'Notify us in advance of response to Iranian attack'

Meanwhile, US officials tell NBC News that there is concern in Washington that Israel could do something quickly in response to Iran’s attacks without thinking through potential fallout afterward.

'Notify us in advance of response to Iranian attack'

MK Danon:

Our resolve remains unshaken, we'll respond with determination

'We are prepared to meet this threat from the fanatical Ayatollahs of Iran head-on,' MK Danny Danon stresses.

Our resolve remains unshaken, we'll respond with determination

IDF Spokesperson:

IDF and its partners will defend the State of Israel

'We are closely monitoring Iranian killer drones that are en-route to Israel; together with our partners, the IDF is operating at full-force to defend the State of Israel and the people of Israel,' IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari says.

IDF and its partners will defend the State of Israel

PM Netanyahu: We're prepared for every scenario

'Our defensive systems are deployed; we are ready for any scenario, both defensively and offensively,' PM Netanyahu says.

PM Netanyahu: We're prepared for every scenario

Despite escalations, IDF repairs water line to benefit Gazans

IDF repairs water line in Khan Yunis area, opens new 'Northern Crossing'; efforts continue to enable the entry of humanitarian aid to residents of the Gaza Strip.

Despite escalations, IDF repairs water line to benefit Gazans

IDF spokesman warns Iran against escalating tensions

'IDF is prepared for all scenarios and will take the necessary steps — together with our allies — to protect the people of Israel,' IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari says.

IDF spokesman warns Iran against escalating tensions

IDF limits gatherings across Israel

New IDF guidelines limit activities along northern, Gaza, borders, cancel educational activities throughout Israel.

IDF limits gatherings across Israel

Attacking Hezbollah, IDF strikes four areas simultaneously

Following attacks on northern Israel, IDF fighter jets strike targets belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization in four different areas in southern Lebanon.

Attacking Hezbollah, IDF strikes four areas simultaneously

Reservist seriously injured by UAV from Lebanon

UAV explodes near Hanita in northern Israel, severely injuring IDF reserve soldier.

Reservist seriously injured by UAV from Lebanon

IDF strikes ready-to-fire rocket launchers

IDF fighter jets destroy launchers containing rockets ready-to-launch toward central Israel; continue precise operations in central Gaza Strip.

IDF strikes ready-to-fire rocket launchers

Live updates:

IDF removes troops from Gaza on 6-month anniversary of massacre

Sirens sound in northern Israel, war in Gaza interest 27th week, as Israel marks exactly 6 months since Hamas massacred 1,200 people on Simchat Torah.

IDF removes troops from Gaza on 6-month anniversary of massacre

IDF Spokesperson:

'The coming days require us to be alert and prepared'

IDF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari holds press briefing amid threats of Iranian attack: Our defenses are prepared and know how to face each threat individually.

'The coming days require us to be alert and prepared'

Barrage on the north

At least 40 rockets fired from Lebanon

For the first time in two days, sirens sounded throughout the Golan Heights warning of rocket fire. No injuries reported in the barrage, some of the rockets intercepted.

At least 40 rockets fired from Lebanon

Rabbi Leo Dee:

'Oct. 7th woke us up, we are in a time of redemption'

Bereaved husband and father Rabbi Leo Dee calls for Israel to remove existential threats and carry on to a long-term solution.

'Oct. 7th woke us up, we are in a time of redemption'

Singingand Dancing:

Injured soldier Ari Shpitz leaves the ICU

Ari Shpitz, an IDF soldier who has been sedated 41 days due to combat injuries, has regained full consciousness and left the ICU.

Injured soldier Ari Shpitz leaves the ICU

Terrifying:

New footage shows Noa Argamani crying as she is being abducted

In a new footage from Oct 7th obtained by The Daily Mail, Noa Argamani is seen crying and screaming while being abducted by a group of terrorists. Hostages Families Forum Headquarters: "We must all cry out her pain and secure the release of her and the other hostages now"

New footage shows Noa Argamani crying as she is being abducted

Defense Minister Gallant:

Our enemies are bringing Israel and the US together

Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant met today with U.S. CENTCOM Commander, General Michael Erik Kurilla, at the IAF Hatzor airbase

Our enemies are bringing Israel and the US together

Released hostage:

The terrorist turned to me and said "Welcome to Gaza"

Moran Stella Yanai spoke at the site of the Supernova festival at an event for thousands of bikers and families of the hostages.

The terrorist turned to me and said "Welcome to Gaza"

Weapons and explosives in founded in Gaza classrooms

The Nachal Brigade, Brigade 401 and other units under the command of Division 162 continue the focused raid to eliminate terrorists and destroy terror infrastructures.

Weapons and explosives in founded in Gaza classrooms

First aid trucks enter Gaza through new border crossing

The IDF noted that the trucks underwent thorough security checks by the security authorities of the Land Crossings Authority of the Ministry of Defense.

First aid trucks enter Gaza through new border crossing

Swords of Iron:

Salt of the Earth: Naftali Gordon Hy”d

Arutz Sheva brings the story of one of our priceless soldiers, a loving husband, father, son and brother, who fell saving the Jewish State and its people during the Swords of Iron war.

Salt of the Earth: Naftali Gordon Hy”d

When Ismail Haniyeh told his wife their sons were killed

Hamas leader says killing of his sons and grandsons was meant to pressure Hamas to be more flexible in negotiations, 'it will not happen.'

When Ismail Haniyeh told his wife their sons were killed