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Israel closes Gaza border crossing

Israel closes Kerem Shalom crossing, won't extend expansion of Gaza fishing zone.

Israel closes Gaza border crossing

Terror group threatens to kill IDF Generals

Islamic Jihad releases video showing senior officers observed from the scope of a sniper rifle.

Terror group threatens to kill IDF Generals

'Hamas is your Pharaoh'

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Yoav Mordechai compares Hamas to Pharaoh, says they don't care about Gazans.

'Hamas is your Pharaoh'

'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.

'You're a one-man Foreign Ministry'

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.

IDF general threatens 'harsh measures' against Gaza marches

IDF foils infiltration attempt

Four Gazans attempt to infiltrate Israel, are stopped by alert IDF soldiers.

IDF foils infiltration attempt

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.

IDF suspends permits for Samaria terrorist's family

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.

Palestinian lie exposed

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.'

IDF treats Gaza Arab shot by Hamas

Major General Mordechai threatens Hamas

COGAT head'smessage to Hamas heads: 'Stop violent border disturbances. IDF will take harsher measures.'

Major General Mordechai threatens Hamasplayer

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.'

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

COGAT Head rebukes European ambassadors

IDF General Yoav Mordechai meets with EU ambassadors, reprimands them for ignoring bodies of IDF soldiers held in Gaza.

COGAT Head rebukes European ambassadors

Trump envoy 'deeply angered by Hamas terrorism'

WH envoy Jason Greenblatt blasts Hamas terror group, demands it return remains of fallen IDF soldiers.

Trump envoy 'deeply angered by Hamas terrorism'

'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."

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

'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.

'PA economy is completely dependent on Israel'

'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.

'Hamas continues to cross red lines'

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

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories addresses the people of Gaza in online video.

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

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.

Disabled Gaza man did not die from IDF fire

'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?'

'Rockets are being fired at Arabs, by Arabs'

Gaza rocket misses mark, damages local home

Gaza terrorists fire rocket towards southern Israel, but the rocket hits a residential building inside Gaza.

Gaza rocket misses mark, damages local home

'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.

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

'Dogs and Americans not allowed'

PA store hangs anti-American banner following President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

'Dogs and Americans not allowed'

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.

IDF places Iron Dome batteries in center of country

Terror group: Israeli threats 'a declaration of war'

Islamic Jihad reacts to Israeli official's threats against retaliation for destruction of terror tunnel.

Terror group: Israeli threats 'a declaration of war'player

'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.

'We will respond with force and determination'player

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.

COGAT head: Hamas is selling Gaza residents out to Iran

'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.

'Hamas is unable to control its operatives'

'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.'

'Hamas wastes Gazan money on absurd goals'

'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.'

'Hamas terrorists will find only death in their tunnels'

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.

Israel could cut off Gaza's electricity

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.

Israel, PA agree to cooperate on water

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.

IDF official: Hamas is to blame for Gaza power outages

'This is only the beginning'

The Civil Administration for the first time cracks down on Arab coal pollution plaguing Israeli coastal region.

'This is only the beginning'player

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."

IDF official to Gazans: Stop building tunnels

Liberman allows leniencies for Muslim holiday

The government is making a number of generous gestures to Muslims for the upcoming Muslim holiday next week.

Liberman allows easing of restrictions for Muslim holiday

COGAT imposes sanctions on Hevron governor

Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai places sanctions on Hebron governor Kamel Hamid after his visit to terrorist's family.

COGAT imposes sanctions on Hevron governor

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.

Senior IDF official: ISIS members recently trained in Gaza

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.

Israel stops giving cement to Gaza after Hamas thefts

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.

Israel eases sanctions on Gazan Arabs

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.

IDF official: There are no negotiations on a Gaza seaport