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Hamas: We have accumulated military power to fight Israel

Hamas marks its "victory" during 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense, says it is prepared for new war.

Hamas: We have accumulated military power to fight Israel

Israeli Ambassador credits Clinton with Gaza ceasefire

Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. credits Democratic nominee with the leading role in achieving a ceasefire after Operation Pillar of Defense.

Israeli Ambassador credits Clinton with Gaza ceasefire

Pakistan Calls to End Gaza Blockade

After voting in favor of UN Human Rights Council investigation into Israel's operation in Gaza, Pakistan calls for end to Israeli blockade.

Pakistan Calls to End Gaza Blockade

Pillar of Defense Terror Victim Dies of His Wounds

David Ivgi, critically injured in 2012 counter-terror operation while taking cover from rocket attack, succumbs to his injuries.

Pillar of Defense Terror Victim Dies of His Wounds

Air Force 'Second Only to USAF,' Says Its Commander

Major General Amir Eshel says by years' end, the Air Force will soon be four times as effective as it was 2 years ago.

Air Force 'Second Only to USAF,' Says Its Commander

Hamas Claims Next War Will Target the Golan Heights

As IDF reveals weapons cache, Gaza city unveils statue of M75 rocket, honoring 'battle against Zionist enemy.' Hamas: the North is next.

Hamas Claims Next War Will Target the Golan Heights

Tel Aviv Bus Bomber Gets 25-Year Prison Sentence

Judge: 'no leniency' for Muhammad Faraj, Hamas terrorist responsible for the November 2012 #142 bus bombing in Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv Bus Bomber Gets 25-Year Prison Sentence

#Blocked: Hamas Complains Over Suspended Twitter Account

English-language Twitter account of Al Qassam Brigades, military wing of Hamas, suspended. Hebrew and Arabic still up.

#Blocked: Hamas Complains Over Suspended Twitter Account

Hamas Cancels 26th Anniversary Celebrations Due to Lack of Funds

For the first time since 1987, Hamas cancels anniversary celebrations due to Egyptian siege, Israel destroying terror tunnels.

Hamas Cancels 26th Anniversary Celebrations Due to Lack of Funds

Gazan Lion Cubs Named After Missiles, Fighting

Two cubs born to smuggled lions are named after missile fired at Israel and the Hamas name for operation Pillar of Defense.

Gazan Lion Cubs Named After Missiles, Fighting

Jihadist March in Gaza: US, Israel 'Source of All Evil'

Despite reports that the balance of power leans toward Israel, al-Quds marches in Gaza to advocate Palestinian Arab nationalism thru Jihad.

Jihadist March in Gaza: US, Israel 'Source of All Evil'

IDF Discovers Tunnel Shaft into Gaza

Airstrikes during Operation Pillar of Defense destroyed dozens of tunnels but the discovery of such tunnels remains a top priority.

IDF Discovers Tunnel Shaft into Gaza

Iranian Weapons Support for Hamas Shows No Signs of Slowing

New report shows Iran is committed towards rebuilding Hamas weapons stockpile.

Iranian Weapons Support for Hamas Shows No Signs of Slowing

Ben Ari Not Sorry for Telling Leftists to Go to Gaza

Reprimanded by Knesset's Ethics Committee, Ben Ari responds: "Whoever demonstrates against the IDF during a time of war is a traitor."

Ben Ari Not Sorry for Telling Leftists to Go to Gaza

Study: Gaza Rockets Worse for Bedouin Kids than Jewish Kids

Bedouin youth were more psychologically distressed than Jewish youth by the rocket fire during Operation Pillar of Defense, a study shows

Study: Gaza Rockets Worse for Bedouin Kids than Jewish Kids

Gaza Rocket Terror Returns to Southern Israel

Gaza Arab terrorists fired a rocket at Israel on Sunday evening, the first one since the end of Operation Pillar of Defense in November

Gaza Rocket Terror Returns to Southern Israel

Gaza M75 Perfume Captures 'Victory' Scent

A cosmetic company in Gaza has launched M75, a new perfume named after a long-range missile used by Hamas terrorists.

Gaza M75 Perfume Captures 'Victory' Scent

Video: Rep. Bachmann says 'Concessions Suicidal for Israel'

Rep. Michele Bachmann underlines that US demands for more Israeli concessions are suicidal for the Jewish State.

Video: Rep. Bachmann says 'Concessions Suicidal for Israel'

Minister: We Expect Travel Business to Bounce Back

The damage to the Israeli tourist industry from Operation Pillar of Defense is expected to be short-term, said travel industry officials

Minister: We Expect Travel Business to Bounce Back

Survey: 70% of Israelis Opposed Halting Gaza Operation

A survey found that 70 percent of Israelis opposed halting the military operation in the Gaza Strip.

Survey: 70% of Israelis Opposed Halting Gaza Operation

Jewish Agency Takes Children from South on 'Day of Fun'

In hopes of providing residents of the South with a degree of solace, the Jewish Agency took 9,000 children out for a day of fun.

Jewish Agency Takes Children from South on 'Day of Fun'

Anti-Israel Protesters Target Synagogue in Venezuela

About 50 anti-Israel protesters gathered outside Venezuela's largest synagogue on Thursday to demonstrate against recent Israeli airstrikes.

Anti-Israel Protesters Target Synagogue in Venezuela

UN Chief Calls for 'Immediate' Halt to Rocket Attacks

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate halt to the missile attacks fired by Gaza terrorists at Israel.

UN Chief Calls for 'Immediate' Halt to Rocket Attacks

US Embassy on Skeleton Crew, Suspends Routine Services

The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv has announced it is closed for routine consular services, and operating on a skeleton staff due to the war.

US Embassy on Skeleton Crew, Suspends Routine Services

Israeli PR – Also in Arabic

Israel works to counteract Arab media hate with Arab-language PR network.

Israeli PR – Also in Arabic

IDF Hero: Turn Gaza Operation into Gaza War

IDF hero veteran Amatzia Chen calls to make Operation Pillar of Defense a full-blown, decisive war.

IDF Hero: Turn Gaza Operation into Gaza War

Israel Hits Over 100 Terror Targets

The IDF hit more than 100 targets in Gaza on Tuesday, half of them rocket launching cells.

Israel Hits Over 100 Terror Targets

Hamas Kills 6 Gaza Men for ‘Collaboration’

Hamas shoots six Gaza residents in the street for allegedly having hi-tech cameras in order ‘to take footage of positions.’

Hamas Kills 6 Gaza Men for ‘Collaboration’

Soldier, Civilian Killed in Hamas Attacks

An IDF soldier and Israeli civilian were killed in Hamas attacks Tuesday night. 16 were wounded, one seriously.

Soldier, Civilian Killed in Hamas Attacks

43% of Israelis: Topple Hamas

A poll finds that 43% of Israelis want to topple Hamas in addition to destroying weapons, only 39% want ceasefire negotiations.

43% of Israelis: Topple Hamas

Erdan: Israel Not Seeking a Ceasefire

Minister Gilad Erdan says Israel is not seeking a ceasefire. Hamas claims ceasefire imminent, continues attacks.

Erdan: Israel Not Seeking a Ceasefire

Rabbis Open Hotline for Southern Israel

The Tzohar rabbinic organization has opened a hotline for residents of southern Israel seeking Judaism, psychological boost.

Rabbis Open Hotline for Southern Israel

Rocket Hits Residential Building in Tel Aviv Region

A rocket hit a building in the central Israel city of Rishon Letzion. Two rockets hit the city of Ashkelon, wounding three people.

Rocket Hits Residential Building in Tel Aviv Region

‘Ceasefire by Tuesday Night’

Sources in Israel, Egypt, Gaza say ceasefire will be declared within hours.

‘Ceasefire by Tuesday Night’

Ashdod: Several Hurt in 2 Rocket Strikes

Terrorists rain rockets on Ashdod, hitting city twice and wounding several people.

Ashdod: Several Hurt in 2 Rocket Strikes

IAF Hits Gaza Weapons Convoy; 6 Killed

The IAF hit two vehicles carrying weapons in Gaza City, setting off secondary blasts.

IAF Hits Gaza Weapons Convoy; 6 Killed

Knesset Approves Call-Up of 70,000

Government approves expanding call-up to include 70,000 reservists in further sign of impending ground operation.

Knesset Approves Call-Up of 70,000

IDF Warns Gaza Civilians: Leave Immediately

The IDF drops leaflets warning residents of northern Gaza to leave, raising expectation of an impending ground operation.

IDF Warns Gaza Civilians: Leave Immediately

IDF Hits Hamas Hard; 3 Killed

IDF hits Hamas with artillery, airstrikes in possible prelude to ground attack. Planes report direct strike on rocket-launching cell.

IDF Hits Hamas Hard; 3 Killed

Podcast: Eyewitness Report from Apartment Where 3 Were Killed

Exclusive interviews and briefings from officials from the Kiryat Malachi apartment where a Gaza rocket killed three civilians.

Podcast: Eyewitness Report from Apartment Where 3 Were Killed

2 Missiles Strike Ashdod, No Injuries

Two long-range missiles fired by Gaza terrorists struck the port city of Ashdod on Sunday afternoon. No physical injuries were reported.

2 Missiles Strike Ashdod, No Injuries

Tel Aviv Suburb Car Ablaze from Fajr Missile Shrapnel

A car in the Tel Aviv suburb of Holon was set ablaze Sunday following interception of a double Fajr-5 missile attack on the city from Gaza.

Tel Aviv Suburb Car Ablaze from Fajr Missile Shrapnel

War Could Delay Elections in Israel

Missile attacks and Operation Pillar of Defense could delay Israel's upcoming national elections, the government said Sunday.

War Could Delay Elections in Israel

Wounded Soldier: ‘I’d Join Units in Gaza if I Could’

Aharon Karov was grievously wounded in the last Gaza operation, but would fight in Operation Pillar of Defense if he could.

Wounded Soldier: ‘I’d Join Units in Gaza if I Could’

Israel Denies Ceasefire Reports

Israel will send a senior official to Cairo to sign a ceasefire, Hizbullah-affiliated channel reported Saturday. Israel denies report..

Israel Denies Ceasefire Reports

3 Soldiers Wounded in Rocket Attack

Three soldiers were wounded Friday when a rocket hit the Eshkol region. Terrorists fire 507 rockets in three days.

3 Soldiers Wounded in Rocket Attack

Rabbi on Jewish Law, Sabbath and War

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu reveals the Jewish law pertaining to the Sabbath in a time of war.

Rabbi on Jewish Law, Sabbath and War

Update: 2 Rockets Aimed at Capital Hit Open Area in Gush Etzion

First hamas rocket attack aimed at Jerusalem hits open field in Gush Etzion. This comes after two rockets were fired at Tel Aviv.

Update: 2 Rockets Aimed at Capital Hit Open Area in Gush Etzion

Schools Open Doors to Families from South

Religious public schools open their doors to families from southern Israel seeking to spend the Sabbath away from rocket fire.

Schools Open Doors to Families from South

Commanders Prepare Troops for Ground Invasion

IDF troops gather outside Gaza, begin preparing for ground invasion.

Commanders Prepare Troops for Ground Invasion

Shabbat under Siege: Plans for Quiet Channel, Special Prayer

Israel prepares for Sabbath attacks with a quiet radio channel and extra prayer.

Shabbat under Siege: Plans for Quiet Channel, Special Prayer

Gantz Approves Call-Up of 16,000 Reservists

IDF may be preparing for a ground invasion with the planned call-up of 16,000 reservists.

Gantz Approves Call-Up of 16,000 Reservists

Rockets on Southern Cities, Homes Hit

Gaza terrorists continue attacks with Grad rockets on Ofakim and Ashkelon and several attacks on the Eshkol region.

Rockets on Southern Cities, Homes Hit

UN Chief to Visit Israel in Wake of Gaza Operation

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit Israel next week in an attempt to bring an end to Israel’s military operation in Gaza.

UN Chief to Visit Israel in Wake of Gaza Operation

UN Security Council to Meet About Gaza

The UN Security Council will meet in emergency session to discuss escalating tensions between Israel and Gaza.

UN Security Council to Meet About Gaza

Report: Israel's Ambassador to Egypt Left Cairo

Egyptian media reports that Israeli ambassador Yaakov Amitai left Cairo after being summoned by the foreign ministry.

Report: Israel's Ambassador to Egypt Left Cairo

Security Cabinet Allows IDF to Mobilize Reserve Units

Security Cabinet makes five decisions regarding Operation Pillar of Defense, including allowing the IDF to mobilize reserves.

Security Cabinet Allows IDF to Mobilize Reserve Units

U.S. Throws its Support Behind Israel

"We support Israel’s right to defend itself," says U.S. State Department. Netanyahu thanks Obama.

U.S. Throws its Support Behind Israel

Morsi Recalls Ambassador to Israel

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi recalls the ambassador to Israel in protest of operation Pillar of Defense.

Morsi Recalls Ambassador to Israel

Netanyahu: We'll Widen Operation if Necessary

Barak says most of Hamas's Fajr rockets hit, asks region's leaders to "remain cool-headed." Egypt recalls its Israel ambassador.

Netanyahu: We'll Widen Operation if Necessary