Yoav Mordechai

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'You're a one-man Foreign Ministry'

'You're a one-man Foreign Ministry'

IDF appoints new liaison to coordinate with Palestinian Authority and Gaza, as Kamil Abu Rokon replaces General Yoav Mordechai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/03/2018 22:24
IDF general threatens 'harsh measures' against Gaza marches

IDF general threatens 'harsh measures' against Gaza marches

General Yoav Mordechai describes steps IDF is taking to avoid confrontation during Hamas-planned marches along Gaza fence this Friday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/03/2018 20:12
IDF foils infiltration attempt

IDF foils infiltration attempt

Four Gazans attempt to infiltrate Israel, are stopped by alert IDF soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/03/2018 23:27
IDF suspends permits for Samaria terrorist's family

IDF suspends permits for Samaria terrorist's family

Shin Bet says terrorist who rammed four soldiers was detained in the past and released last April.Elad Benari, Canada, 16/03/2018 20:33
Palestinian lie exposed

Palestinian lie exposed

Father of PA teen claims his son was hit in the head by a rubber bullet. Coordinator of Government Activities reveals the truth.Ido Ben Porat, 27/02/2018 00:03
IDF treats Gaza Arab shot by Hamas

IDF treats Gaza Arab shot by Hamas

Resident of Gaza crosses border after being shot by Hamas forces, IDF treats him. 'Israel cares more for Palestinian life than Hamas does.'Tal Polon, 22/02/2018 09:44
Major General Mordechai threatens Hamas

Major General Mordechai threatens Hamas

COGAT head'smessage to Hamas heads: 'Stop violent border disturbances. IDF will take harsher measures.'Mordechai Sones, 19/02/2018 19:51
Israel warns Gaza residents: Wake up, Hamas is using you!

Israel warns Gaza residents: Wake up, Hamas is using you!

Major General Yoav Mordechai urges Gaza residents 'not to let Hamas lead them to hell,' says attack on IDF soldiers 'sign of cowardice.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/02/2018 00:29
COGAT Head rebukes European ambassadors

COGAT Head rebukes European ambassadors

IDF General Yoav Mordechai meets with EU ambassadors, reprimands them for ignoring bodies of IDF soldiers held in Gaza.Mordechai Sones, 30/01/2018 20:24
Trump envoy 'deeply angered by Hamas terrorism'

Trump envoy 'deeply angered by Hamas terrorism'

WH envoy Jason Greenblatt blasts Hamas terror group, demands it return remains of fallen IDF soldiers.David Rosenberg, 28/01/2018 21:58
'The Jewish mind found the solution to Hamas terror tunnels'

'The Jewish mind found the solution to Hamas terror tunnels'

Coordinator of Activities in the Territories: "Two million people in Gaza are under occupation, but the occupation is by Hamas, not Israel."Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/01/2018 17:45
'PA economy is completely dependent on Israel'

'PA economy is completely dependent on Israel'

Judea and Samaria Coordinator Yoav Mordechai says PA could have built a successful economy - if they had invested international aid money.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/01/2018 16:01
'Hamas continues to cross red lines'

'Hamas continues to cross red lines'

Coordinator of Government Activities demands the Red Crescent fire ambulance driver who exploited his role to assist terror organizations.Nitsan Keidar, 04/01/2018 23:18
'Will Iran protect Gazans as it did the Syrians?'

'Will Iran protect Gazans as it did the Syrians?'

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories addresses the people of Gaza in online video.Elad Benari, 28/12/2017 01:04
Disabled Gaza man did not die from IDF fire

Disabled Gaza man did not die from IDF fire

IDF official says disabled Gazan Ibrahim Abu Toriya did not die from IDF fire, demands Red Cross investigate incident.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/12/2017 00:13
'Rockets are being fired at Arabs, by Arabs'

'Rockets are being fired at Arabs, by Arabs'

Failed mortar attack this morning damages home of Gaza resident. 'How long will Hamas continue to harm its own people?'Ido Ben Porat, 21/12/2017 11:49
Gaza rocket misses mark, damages local home

Gaza rocket misses mark, damages local home

Gaza terrorists fire rocket towards southern Israel, but the rocket hits a residential building inside Gaza.Elad Benari, Canada, 15/12/2017 20:33
'Why doesn't Hamas invest in hospitals and schools?'

'Why doesn't Hamas invest in hospitals and schools?'

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories gives interview to BBC, issues a stern warning to Hamas.Ido Ben Porat, 15/12/2017 01:09
'Dogs and Americans not allowed'

'Dogs and Americans not allowed'

PA store hangs anti-American banner following President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Uzi Baruch, 14/12/2017 20:03
IDF places Iron Dome batteries in center of country

IDF places Iron Dome batteries in center of country

Batteries deployed in case Islamic Jihad, other Gaza terrorist groups, retaliate for destruction of terror tunnel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/11/2017 20:20
Terror group: Israeli threats 'a declaration of war'

Terror group: Israeli threats 'a declaration of war'

Islamic Jihad reacts to Israeli official's threats against retaliation for destruction of terror tunnel.Tal Polon, 12/11/2017 16:19
'We will respond with force and determination'

'We will respond with force and determination'

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories warns Gaza groups: Israel will respond to any retaliation for destruction of tunnel.Elad Benari, 12/11/2017 01:36
COGAT head: Hamas is selling Gaza residents out to Iran

COGAT head: Hamas is selling Gaza residents out to Iran

COGAT head Yoav Mordehai says Hamas is 'proud' of its similarity to Hezbollah, sells Gazan civilians in exchange for Iranian money.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/11/2017 15:05
'Hamas is unable to control its operatives'

'Hamas is unable to control its operatives'

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories warns Hamas against Israeli response due to the group's provocations.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/10/2017 21:27
'Hamas wastes Gazan money on absurd goals'

'Hamas wastes Gazan money on absurd goals'

Head of COGAT slams Hamas for death this morning of 24-year-old electrocuted while working in terror tunnel. 'He died for nothing.'Ido ben Porat, 19/09/2017 14:13
'Hamas terrorists will find only death in their tunnels'

'Hamas terrorists will find only death in their tunnels'

Israeli general notes large number of Gaza tunnel collapses, says Hamas operatives 'will have no light at the end of the tunnel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/09/2017 22:22
Israel could cut off Gaza's electricity

Israel could cut off Gaza's electricity

IDF official warns that Gaza's electricity supply could be cut off since it won't pay its electricity debt.Elad Benari, 26/05/2017 05:03
Israel, PA agree to cooperate on water

Israel, PA agree to cooperate on water

Israel and the PA to renew the activity of the Joint Water Committee which manages water and sewer related infrastructure.Kobi Finkler, 16/01/2017 03:04
IDF official: Hamas is to blame for Gaza power outages

IDF official: Hamas is to blame for Gaza power outages

Major General Yoav Mordechai: Hamas enjoys electricity 24/7 but Gazans only enjoy it three hours a day.Kobi Finkler, 13/01/2017 00:06
'This is only the beginning'

'This is only the beginning'

The Civil Administration for the first time cracks down on Arab coal pollution plaguing Israeli coastal region.Kobi Finkler, 17/11/2016 09:49
IDF officer to Gaza: Stop building tunnels

IDF officer to Gaza: Stop building tunnels

Major General Yoav Mordechai warns Gazans that the terror tunnels are not only collapsing because of "work accidents."Elad Benari, 27/10/2016 04:44
Liberman allows leniencies for Muslim holiday

Liberman allows leniencies for Muslim holiday

The government is making a number of generous gestures to Muslims for the upcoming Muslim holiday next week.Kobi Finkler, 05/09/2016 20:46
COGAT imposes sanctions on Hevron governor

COGAT imposes sanctions on Hevron governor

Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai places sanctions on Hebron governor Kamel Hamid after his visit to terrorist's family.Re'ut Hadar, 03/07/2016 19:00
Senior IDF official: ISIS members trained in Gaza

Senior IDF official: ISIS members trained in Gaza

Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai tells Saudi website that ISIS members entered Gaza from Egypt to undergo military training.Elad Benari, Canada, 13/05/2016 23:18
Israel stops giving Gaza cement over Hamas thefts

Israel stops giving Gaza cement over Hamas thefts

COGAT finds that Hamas minister diverts private humanitarian cement transfers to built more tunnels. Public sector will still get cement.Shimon Cohen, 05/04/2016 08:08
Israel eases sanctions on Gazan Arabs

Israel eases sanctions on Gazan Arabs

COGAT Major General Yoav Mordechai confirms Israel is providing more exit permits to Gazan residents wishing to travel abroad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2016 21:35
IDF official: no negotiations on a Gaza seaport

IDF official: no negotiations on a Gaza seaport

The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories stresses that a Gaza seaport isn't on the agenda in talks with Turkey.Ido Ben Porat, 28/02/2016 04:01
Hamas denies Gaza treating ISIS terrorists

Hamas denies Gaza treating ISIS terrorists

IDF general declares Hamas smuggling ISIS terrorists from Egypt into Gaza for medical treatment - a charge Hamas immediately denies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/02/2016 18:48
COGAT: Hamas building 'tunnels of death'

COGAT: Hamas building 'tunnels of death'

IDF's Yoav Mordechai evades question when asked by PA news agency if Israel is responsible for collapse of Hamas's tunnels.Ben Ariel, 04/02/2016 06:12
Erekat: IDF general is 'acting president'

Erekat: IDF general is 'acting president'

PLO Secretary-General claims Netanyahu is controlling the Palestinians through the Civil Administration and COGAT.Dalit Halevi, 26/01/2016 03:42
Exposed: Israel secretly building new PA city

Exposed: Israel secretly building new PA city

Officials reveal state is advancing plans for new PA city in Samaria, under assumption increase in Arab jobs will lessen terror.Ari Yashar, 09/11/2015 12:15
COGAT Slams Incitement in Al Jazeera Interview

COGAT Slams Incitement in Al Jazeera Interview

Major General Yoav Mordechai blasts radical Islamic movements for 'rumors and lies' that Israel is trying to take over holy sites.Kobi Finkler, 11/10/2015 13:19
Report: Israel to Sponsor Two New Cities in the PA

Report: Israel to Sponsor Two New Cities in the PA

COGAT, PA deny rumors that two sides met to discuss infrastructure earlier this month. Could the cities be a security risk?Tova Dvorin, 29/09/2015 13:35
Israel to Reduce Number of Arabs who Enter Gaza

Israel to Reduce Number of Arabs who Enter Gaza

In the interest of their safety, Israel will reduce the number of Israeli Arabs who are allowed to enter Gaza.Kobi Finkler, 24/07/2015 04:43
Israel Slashes Wait Time for PA Entry Permits

Israel Slashes Wait Time for PA Entry Permits

Israel has streamlined its admission policy for PA residents, cutting the process from days to hours.Yaakov Levi, 19/04/2015 18:12
Sources: Gaza Gets Cement, Caravan Deliveries

Sources: Gaza Gets Cement, Caravan Deliveries

In yet another Israeli “gesture,” the PA has been moving caravans from PA-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria to Gaza.Yaakov Levi, 15/04/2015 16:00
Israel to Double Water Supply to Gaza

Israel to Double Water Supply to Gaza

COGAT says it hopes Hamas will not steal water from citizens as it steals construction materials to build terror tunnels.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/03/2015 16:46
Gaza Crossing Closed Following Mortar Barrage

Gaza Crossing Closed Following Mortar Barrage

Five wounded at Erez Crossing, leading to closure of transfer point where wounded Gazans have been exiting for medical treatment.Ari Yashar, 24/08/2014 17:48
Israeli Official: Hevron Operation Will Continue

Israeli Official: Hevron Operation Will Continue

Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza says IDF will continue to surround Hevron in search of kidnapped youths.Elad Benari, 16/06/2014 06:15
IDF 'Undermined' Supreme Court To Block 'Settlers'

IDF 'Undermined' Supreme Court To Block 'Settlers'

General Alon signs order forbidding access to land registrars in Judea Samaria, despite court ruling and upcoming petition.Iddo Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 23/04/2014 11:27
IDF Gets New Spokesman

IDF Gets New Spokesman

Outgoing Spokesman speaks of PR deployment, ‘visual war room.’Maayana Miskin, 16/10/2013 00:42
IDF: Stop Announcing 'Intifada'

IDF: Stop Announcing 'Intifada'

IDF Spokesman calls upon those declaring an "intifada" is at hand to show "responsibility and caution."Gil Ronen, 01/03/2013 10:24
IDF Spokesman: We Will Foil Terror

IDF Spokesman: We Will Foil Terror

IDF Spokesman Brigadier General Yoav Mordechai: Despite the ceasefire, we have a mandate to foil any terror attack on Israelis.Elad Benari, 22/11/2012 04:14
IDF Retaliates, Barak Vows to Restore Quiet'

IDF Retaliates, Barak Vows to Restore Quiet'

The IDF retaliated against Gaza terrorist attacks Wednesday morning as Defense Minister Ehud Barak vowed to “return the quiet to the south.”Chana Ya'ar, 24/10/2012 10:39
IDF Spokesman: No Tears for Iranian Scientist

IDF Spokesman: No Tears for Iranian Scientist

Brig. Gen. Mordechai says he's glad Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Roshan is dead, but doesn't know who killed himGabe Kahn., 11/01/2012 20:17
IDF: Ceasefire Must Be Based on Facts

IDF: Ceasefire Must Be Based on Facts

IDF top spokesman Gen. Yoav Mordechai says 'declarations' are insufficient to effect a ceasefire, touts IDF success against Islamic Jihad.Gabe Kahn., 31/10/2011 21:06
IDF Spokesman: No Need for Reserves in Sept.

IDF Spokesman: No Need for Reserves in Sept.

IDF Spokesman says he doesn't believe reserve soldiers will be needed to combat Arab riots in September.Elad Benari, Canada, 06/08/2011 02:06