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News and updates about Operation Breaking Dawn

2,000 flight hours, 100 sorties: UAVs dominated Gaza skies in Operation Breaking Dawn

IDF reveals extent to which drones were used during recent conflict with Islamic Jihad in Gaza.

2,000 flight hours, 100 sorties: UAVs dominated Gaza skiesplayer

Erdan to UN chief: Overturn removal of UN official who condemned rocket fire

UN official Sarah Muscroft was removed after tweeting support for Gaza ceasefire and condemning indiscriminate rocket fire on Israel.

'Overturn removal of UN official who condemned rocket fire'

UN official loses post after tweeting support for Israel

Sarah Muscroft, a UN official working in directing aid to Palestinians, is to be reassigned after a tweet condemning Islamic Jihad.

UN official loses post after tweeting support for Israel

IDF believes Gaza ceasefire could last a few years

TV report: IDF assessment is that deterrence achieved in recent operation could bring about years of calm.

IDF believes Gaza ceasefire could last a few years

Ambassador Erdan blasts Democratic Rep. who accused Israel of killing Gazan children

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN fires back after Congresswoman Cori Bush accuses Israel of killing children in Gaza.

Erdan blasts Democrat who accused Israel of killing Gazans

Watch: IDF tanks held fire to save Gazan girl

The IDF has revealed how a tank crew's careful observation and quick action saved a Gazan girl during Operation Breaking Dawn.

IDF tanks held fire to save Gazan girlplayer

Hamas blames Israel for delay in prisoner exchange

The terrorist organization claims that Israel is preventing a prisoner exchange - and that it could force the issue if it wished to do so.

Hamas blames Israel for delay in prisoner exchange

UN human rights chief condemns killing of children in Gaza

Michelle Bachelet does not mention that most civilians in Gaza were killed by Islamic Jihad rockets.

UN human rights chief condemns killing of children in Gaza

When will the Islamic Jihad resume attacks on Israel?

The current ceasefire could be broken any day as Israel continues holding a top Islamic Jihad operative behind bars.

When will the Islamic Jihad resume attacks on Israel?player

Just a dinner out in Tel Aviv

On my vacation in Israel, I found myself in Tel Aviv with my daughters when Operation Breking Dawn broke out. We continued our plans. Op-ed.

Just a dinner out in Tel Aviv

MDA dispatch helped deliver baby over phone as missiles rained

Ashkelon woman talked through birth of her son as Islamic Jihad missile barrage was fired at the city during Operation Breaking Dawn,

MDA dispatch helped deliver baby over phone as missiles rained

Israeli city battered by rockets receives new emergency control unit

Responding to latest rocket fire from Gaza, IFCJ donates new Ashkelon emergency control unit.

City battered by rockets receives new emergency control unit

This is how Hamas prevented news from reaching foreign media

Israeli reporter uncovers document detailing Hamas' instructions to local journalists, curbing the freedom of the press.

This is how Hamas prevented news from reaching foreign media

Guided by EMT, mother gives birth under rocket fire

MDA dispatch helps deliver baby over phone, as missiles rain down on Ashkelon.

Guided by EMT, mother gives birth under rocket fire

Gantz on ceasefire: There was no promise to release terrorists

Defense Minister: As long as the calm continues in the south - we will allow work and basic economic well-being for the residents of Gaza.

'There was no promise to release terrorists'player

Israel Dog Unit trains local responders for building collapse

Israel's civilian search and rescue services meet with the Israel Dog Unit to prepare for the worst.

Israel Dog Unit trains local responders for building collapseplayer

MK Taha's Advisor: If We Were in the Government the IDF Operation Wouldn't Have Happened

The advisor to a United Arab List MK stated that if there was a permanent government the party would have prevented last week's operation

'If We Were in the Government. Gaza Op Wouldn't Have Happened '

Prepared for any scenario to protect the residents of the south

'Breaking Dawn' has ended, yet Lieutenant Yair Haberman says that the task of protecting the residents of the Gaza border region continues.

Prepared for any scenario to protect the residents of the south

Islamic Jihad planned to fire antitank missile at civilian bus

Prior to Gaza op, senior Islamic Jihad officials were preparing to fire an antitank missile at a civilian bus carrying dozens of Israelis.

Islamic Jihad planned to fire antitank missile at civilian bus

IDF Chief of Staff: We dealt a serious blow to the Islamic Jihad organization

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi vists Tel Nof Airbase, meets units that operated in Operation Breaking Dawn.

'We dealt a serious blow to the Islamic Jihad organization'

US Ambassador to the UN: Islamic Jihad is a terrorist organization, we support Israel

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield condemns Islamic Jihad: We fully support Israel’s right to defend its people against terrorist threats.

'Islamic Jihad is a terrorist organization, we support Israel'

Lapid thanks Egypt's President Sisi for his efforts to achieve Gaza ceasefire

Lapid speaks to President of Egypt, says Egypt has a very significant role in maintaining regional stability and security.

Lapid thanks Egypt's President Sisi for ceasefire efforts

The strategic blindness of Israel’s caretaker government

“Operation Breaking Dawn” was a tactical success but a strategic failure that legitimized Hamas.Op-ed.

The strategic blindness of Israel’s caretaker government

Netanyahu: Gaza op. made possible because govt. with Ra'am fell

Opposition leader: 'In the fight against terrorism, we are all united. There is no opposition and no coalition.'

Netanyahu: Gaza op. made possible because govt. with Ra'am fell

Lapid: Whoever tries to harm us will pay with his life

Prime Minister addresses the nation following end of 'Operation Breaking Dawn,' fight against Islamic Jihad.

Lapid: Whoever tries to harm us will pay with his life

Erdan: Not condemning the Islamic Jihad will only motivate them

Israel's UN ambassador urges the UN Security Council to fully condemn the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group.

Erdan: Not condemning the Islamic Jihad will only motivate themplayer

Erdan: IAF aborted mission 3 times to avoid civilian casualties

Israel's Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan shows evidence that IAF aborted mission due to presence of children in the area.

Erdan: IAF aborted mission 3 times to avoid civilian casualtiesplayer

How will the Gaza operation influence Israeli election?

A former advisor to Netanyahu says the Left bloc may not end up profiting despite the seemingly successful operation.

How will the Gaza operation influence Israeli election?player

Security official: Operation could help return missing Israelis

Official says close ties created through Abraham Accords were key to ending Operation Breaking Dawn quickly.

Security official: Operation could help return missing Israelis

Former Shabak chief: 'Hamas ended this round stronger than after other rounds'

'This was one of the more effective operations I remember,' former Shabak chief Avi Dichter says.

'Hamas ended this round stronger than after other rounds'

Who is the winner in the operation in Gaza?

While Israel was the clear winner when it comes to enemies killed, Arab terrorists also say they achieved their goals.

Who is the winner in the operation in Gaza?player

Gantz holds security assessment following Operation Breaking Dawn

Defense Minister orders defense establishment to maintain operational readiness, more work to ensure security of Gaza border communities.

Gantz holds security assessment after Operation Breaking Dawn

'Like hell': Resident of Gaza border community flees to Jerusalem

A resident of a kibbutz bordering the Gaza Strip talks about the fear and tension during the outbreak of the 3-day shooting war.

'Like hell': Resident of Gaza border town flees to Jerusalemplayer

Erdogan condemns Israel: 'No excuse for murder of children'

Turkish President blames Israel for 2-day shooting war with Islamic Jihad, says Turkey stands with the Palestinians.

Erdogan condemns Israel: 'No excuse for murder of children'

Saving a life - under rocket fire

Be'er Sheva man who suffered cardiac arrest after rocket barrage from Gaza is fired towards the city is successfully revived in seconds.

Saving a life - under rocket fire

Diplomatic sources: Hamas didn't involve itself, but didn't prevent the rockets

'Israel did not agree to release a single prisoner discussed, Egypt asked for a dialogue on the issue, and we'll allow that,' sources say.

Hamas didn't involve itself, but didn't prevent the rockets

Pres. Herzog to local leaders in southern Israel: 'Without you, there would be no Israel'

President Isaac Herzog visits Sderot, meets local authority heads from the Gaza border area.

'Without you, there would be no Israel'

Did Israel pay for the ceasefire? 'We rejected the demands'

Following ceasefire with Islamic Jihad, Public Security Min. responds to claims that Israel agreed to release top Islamic Jihad terrorist.

Did Israel pay for the ceasefire? 'We rejected the demands'

Israel opens Gaza crossings following the end of 'Operation Breaking Dawn'

IDF spokesperson says return to routine on Gaza border will be gradual, continued quiet will ensure opening of Gaza crossings.

Israel opens Gaza crossings following the end of 'Breaking Dawn'

Until the break of dawn

The people of Israel are not afraid of the dawn; because light clarifies things. They seem alone, but G-d is with them.

Until the break of dawn