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News and updates about October 7th

Hundreds of terrorists changed to Israeli sim cards

Just hours before the surprise attack on Israel on the morning of October 7th, hundreds of terrorists switched their phones to Israeli SIM cards

Hundreds of terrorists changed to Israeli sim cards

Unintended consequences

The October 7th massacre and its antisemitic aftermath have awakened a good many Jews and recalibrated their priorities. Op-ed.

Unintended consequences

'Russia’s invasion of Ukraine led to October 7'

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni links between the war in Ukraine and the war in Gaza: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine two years ago was the precursor to the Hamas attack on Israel.

'Russia’s invasion of Ukraine led to October 7'

Shelter that rescued Gaza region dogs burns down

Animal rescue activist Ran Pachima went into the Gaza border region immediately after the war began to save animals whose owners had been evacuated or killed. Despite tragedy finding his home as well, he is still determined to start again.

Shelter that rescued Gaza region dogs burns down

The silence of the feminist lambs on Hamas horrors

Not loudly condemning the rapes of October 7 — or any rapes — is a massive step backward for the women — and men — of the world….Op-ed.

The silence of the feminist lambs on Hamas horrors

'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?'

'We felt betrayed by human rights orgs' silence'

First Lady Michal Herzog spoke to UCLA students about the new ARCCI report about Hamas' widespread and systematic use of rape and gender-based sexual violence.

'We felt betrayed by human rights orgs' silence'

Residents near Gaza border can return home

The IDF has concluded that there is no security reason preventing the residents of several evacuated Gaza border communities from returning to their homes.

Residents near Gaza border can return home

Volunteer kept 10.7 terrorist's gun as a 'souvenir'

The 29-year-old suspect, who volunteered in the Gaza envelope after the massacre, was arrested after police found a Kalashnikov assault rifle, a magazine, 51 5.56 rounds, and a substance that is suspected to be drugs, in his possession.

Volunteer kept 10.7 terrorist's gun as a 'souvenir'

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

'An UNRWA worker kidnapped my son'

The body of Yonatan Samerano who was murdered by Hamas terrorists on October 7th was abducted to Gaza by a terrorist who was later confirmed to be a UNRWA employee.

'An UNRWA worker kidnapped my son'

Will Israel not participate in Eurovision 2024?

The Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation is holding a dialogue with the EBC regarding the song titled 'October Rain,' which was chosen to represent Israel in the competition.

Will Israel not participate in Eurovision 2024?

Hamas planned to attack prison, free terrorists

The attack was to include a series of explosive weapons used to destroy the prison fortifications. It failed when the terrorists became lost along the way.

Hamas planned to attack prison, free terrorists

Rami Davidian: A story of Israeli heroism

A talk with Rami Davidian, who saved 750 lives On October 7th.

Rami Davidian: A story of Israeli heroism

IDF releases footage of Bibas family in Gaza

Video shows Shiri and her 4-year-old son Ariel and 9-month-old son Kfir in southern Gaza days after the massacre. Their current condition is unknown.

IDF releases footage of Bibas family in Gaza

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

Offended by Ovid's Jupiter but not by Hamas' rapes

For satirical newspaper columnists, this kind of thing is very discouraging. No matter how hard we try, there is simply no way our imagination can compete with Western reality. Op-ed.

Offended by Ovid's Jupiter but not by Hamas' rapes

Injured 'journalist' to be treated in Qatar

Al Jazeera reporter Ismail Abu Omar will be flown to Qatar after being injured by Israeli drone strike in Gaza.

Injured 'journalist' to be treated in Qatar

'I heard my son had been murdered on the radio'

Freed hostage Ruthi Munder tells how she heard about the fate of her family while in Hamas captivity.

'I heard my son had been murdered on the radio'

'Path to peace not by 1-sided PA state recognition'

National Unity party chairman addresses Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organization, says ' There has not been a more just war' than the current war against Hamas.

'Path to peace not by 1-sided PA state recognition'

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

Will October 7, 2023 be a holiday?

Recognizing a Palestinian State will ensure that October 7th is remembered as Palestinian Independence Day, a holiday and a reward for terror. How October 7th will be remembered is a question of history. Op-ed.

Will October 7, 2023 be a holiday?

UNRWA worker abducted body of Israeli from Be'eri

New photographs published this evening show a UNRWA social worker driving away with the body of an Israeli killed at the town entrance during the October 7th massacre.

UNRWA worker abducted body of Israeli from Be'eri

'Dozens of UNRWA workers assisted in Oct. 7 attack'

Defense Minister reveals to foreign reporters the identities and details of Hamas terrorists who were employed by UNRWA and who participated in the group’s massacre in Israel on October 7.

'Dozens of UNRWA workers assisted in Oct. 7 attack'

'If only I could switch places with you'

13-year-old Yagil Yaakov, who was notified yesterday that his father was murdered on October 7th, took to social media to lament his father's death.

'If only I could switch places with you'

'Fire UN rapporteur who said Oct. 7 not antisemitic'

Wiesenthal Center calls for dismissal of Francesca Albanese after she objected to the French president's statement that October 7 was an antisemitic massacre.

'Fire UN rapporteur who said Oct. 7 not antisemitic'

'Officers fought literally to their last bullet'

Rabbi Rami Berachyahu shares the story and sacrifice of Israel Police officers on October 7th.

'Officers fought literally to their last bullet'

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

Police find Hamas motorcycle in private house

As part of the ongoing operation to find all remains of the October 7th massacre, the Israel Police have located a Hamas motorcycle and remains of Hamas weaponry in a private house in southern Israel.

Police find Hamas motorcycle in private house

House condemns Hamas' sexual violence

House of Representatives passes bipartisan resolution condemning Hamas terrorists’ use of rape and sexual violence during and since October 7.

House condemns Hamas' sexual violence

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

US envoy blasts UN rapporteur's anti-Israel comment

US Permanent Representative to the UNHRC responds to UN rapporteur Francesca Albanese who denied that the October 7 Hamas massacre was antisemitic.

US envoy blasts UN rapporteur's anti-Israel comment

UK Labour Party withdraws support for candidate

Labour Party withdraws support for candidate Azhar Ali after he suggested Israel relaxed its security in run up to the October 7 attack by Hamas to provide grounds to invade Gaza.

UK Labour Party withdraws support for candidate

Tayibe resident caught with fallen officer's pistol

A 27-year-old resident of Tayibe was indicted after he was found to be in possession of a firearm that belonged to a Yamam officer who was killed on October 7th.

Tayibe resident caught with fallen officer's pistol

'There were a few steps back in Israel Arab ties'

Arutz Sheva spoke to former special envoy Jason Greenblatt about Israel's relations with her neighbors, the day after the war, and how Palestinians feel about October 7th.

'There were a few steps back in Israel Arab ties'

Nova Festival: Killed for the crime of being Jewish

A harrowing experience visiting the south of Israel. We were thrown into this war without warning and without time to think. Op-ed.

Nova Festival: Killed for the crime of being Jewish

Was there one Righteous Gentile on Oct. 7th in Gaza?

Israeli singer, Idan Raichel, responds to MK Ahmad Tibi's attack: 'Most Gazans are involved, just like many Germans who saw Jews disappearing from the streets and did nothing. They were also involved.'

Was there one Righteous Gentile on Oct. 7th in Gaza?

Punk rock parody explores Jewish feelings post 10/7

In a parody of the song 'I'm Just a Kid' The Groggers' frontman Eli (Doug) Staiman laments the Jew-hatred from all directions: 'It's like the newest past time's committing hate crimes.' But ends with a message of hope: 'You're not alone in the world'

Punk rock parody explores Jewish feelings post 10/7

Finance Min. cancels UNRWA tax benefits

The move comes as Prime Minister Netanyahu urged the US to find alternatives for the organization in light of its participation in the October 7th massacre.

Finance Min. cancels UNRWA tax benefits

Universities urged to cancel anti-Israel speaker

Sami Hamdi, a British political commentator who praised the Hamas massacre on October 7, scheduled to speak at several universities in Canada.

Universities urged to cancel anti-Israel speaker

WhatsApp shuts accounts of hostages and 10.7 victims

Families of the hostages who were kidnapped to Gaza and those murdered on October 7th received messages that their loved ones "left the group" on WhatsApp.

WhatsApp shuts accounts of hostages and 10.7 victims

The French nation will never forget the 10.7 victims

The French President participated in a ceremony commemorating the French victims of the Hamas attack and mentioned the three French citizens who are still in captivity: Ofer Calderon, Ohad Yahalomi, and Orión Hernández Radoux.

The French nation will never forget the 10.7 victims

Iran denies planning October 7th massacre

The Iranian ambassador to the UN says his country provides extensive support to Hamas, but had no role in planning the attack.

Iran denies planning October 7th massacre

IDF to investigate deaths of 13 hostages in Be'eri

The IDF will probe the deaths of 13 hostages in a house in Be'eri and if Brigadier General Barak Hiram ordered a tank to fire on it.

IDF to investigate deaths of 13 hostages in Be'eri

IDF fighter jet eliminates October 7th terrorist

IDF troops are continuing to operate in western Khan Yunis and conduct targeted raids in the northern and central Gaza Strip.

IDF fighter jet eliminates October 7th terrorist

'They knew of a plan to invade during Sukkot'

The chief of security of the Supernova festival claims that a friend of his knew of a plan by Hamas to invade Israeli towns, but was forbidden from passing on the information.

'They knew of a plan to invade during Sukkot'

The Israel Police's battle for Ofakim

New footage and radio recordings detail how the outnumbered officers of the Ofakim police station fought the Hamas invasion on October 7th, many with only handguns against Kalashnikovs and RPGs.

The Israel Police's battle for Ofakim