Cast Lead

News and updates about Cast Lead

Hamas operative charged with placing explosives, firing missiles

Indictment against operative who participated in Operations Cast Lead and Pillar of Defense, dug tunnels, fired rockets, ambushed soldiers.

Hamas operative charged with placing explosives, firing missiles

Wounded 'Cast Lead' Hero Is Back in Uniform

Lt. (res.) Aharon Karov rushed to battle on the morning after his wedding and suffered very grave brain and facial injuries.

Remarkable: Wounded 'Cast Lead' Hero Is Back in Uniform

'Hit the Enemy Hard': Rabbi Recalls ‘Cast Lead’

Rabbi Avichai Ronski looks back on bloody counter-terror battles, determines, ‘It was right to hit the enemy hard.’

'Hit the Enemy Hard': Rabbi Recalls ‘Cast Lead’

Cast Lead Truce: Enter Gaza if Hamas Fires Rockets

Israel’s unilateral ceasefire after Operation Cast Lead in 2009 posited: If rocket fire resumes, then the IDF goes back into Gaza.

Cast Lead Ceasefire: IDF Enters Gaza if Rocket Attacks Resume

Netanyahu Puts World on Notice: We Can Escalate

Netanyahu preempted the usual calls for restraint in the wake of Hamas’ escalation of attacks. Israel "is prepared to escalate,” he said.

Netanyahu Puts the World on Notice: We Can Escalate

'Turkey Expects Israel to Pay for Its Crime'

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu insists “Israel is guilty and should pay for its crime” before relations can be restored.

'Turkey Expects Israel to Pay for Its Crime'

An Eye for a Lie: IDF Training Combat Cameramen

Combat cameramen embedded with fighting units will provide footage to fight enemy disinformation, and kill bad guys too.

IDF Training Combat Cameramen

Hague: Palestinian Authority Has No Standing

The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court says the PA cannot file complaints against Israel because it is not a state.

Hague: Palestinian Authority Has No Standing

Haifa U Cancels Cast Lead Event

Haifa University cancels event marking the third anniversary of Operation Cast Lead after organizers call it "fascist" and "a massacre".

Haifa U Cancels Event Marking Three Years Since Cast Lead

Hamas Worried over Cast Lead II

Hamas blames other terrorist groups for the escalation of attacks, as Israel ministers say Cast Lead II is on the horizon. IDF bombs Gaza again.

Hamas Lowers Profile as Israeli Ministers Warn of Cast Lead II

Media Parrots Hamas Line

The mainstream media repeats Hamas' claims regarding Cast Lead casualties on the second anniversary of the counter-terror operation.

Media Parrots Hamas Line on Cast Lead Anniversary

Return of Cast Lead?

The IDF attacked Hamas terrorists on Tuesday for the first time since Operation Cast Lead two years ago. Ashkenazi: The situation is "fragile.”

IDF Attacks Hamas Terrorists for First Time Since Cast Lead

Youth Thankful for Cast Lead

500 youth from Sderot and other rocket-hit towns are still thankful for Cast Lead and the ensuing quiet.

Southern Youth Still Thankful for Cast Lead

Sderot to Remember IDF Soldiers

Yeshivat Hesder Sderot will host a Chanukah candle lighting ceremony in memory of IDF soldiers who fell in battle during Operation Cast Lead

Sderot to Light Chanukiyah in Memory of IDF Soldiers

Goldstone Fallout

A military court handed down three-month suspended jail sentence to two Givati soldiers charged with endangering the life of a child in Cast Lead.

Goldstone Fallout in Counter-Terrorist Incident

Study Links Rocket Attacks, PTSD

A study conducted in Israel links rocket attacks to depression, post-traumatic stress. Warning systems found to reduce trauma.

Study Links Rocket Attacks with Trauma

2009 Dishonest Reporter Award

Honest Reporting's "Dishonest Reporter" award this year goes to the journalist who claimed Israel kidnapped young Arab men for their organs.

2009 Dishonest Reporter Award Goes to Organ Libel's Bostrom

Sweden Backs Goldstone Report

Swedish FM Carl Bildt expresses support for Goldstone report accusing Israel of war crimes, Israel may recall ambassador to Sweden.

Swedish FM Backs Goldstone Report

Cast Lead Fighters to Get Medals

Seven soldiers who fought in the Cast Lead counterterror operation in Gaza will get medals for their bravery.

Seven 'Cast Lead' Fighters to Get Medals

Israeli Report Defends Cast Lead

Israel has released a lengthy report defending Operation Cast Lead in Gaza. Several investigations continue.

Israeli Report Defends Gaza Operation

Conflicting Tales from Gaza

An EU-funded organization publishes rumors that the IDF abused Arab civilians in Gaza, while a rival group exposes Hamas crimes.

'Breaking the Silence' vs. 'Soldiers Speak Out' on Cast Lead

'IDF Did the Most for Civilians'

A senior British commander stands up for the IDF, saying Israel went further than any other country to prevent civilian casualties in war.

British Commander: IDF Does the Most to Protect Civilians