JERUSALEM–At least five times in the past week in Gaza, Israeli tanks equipped with a revolutionary defense system have deflected anti-tank missiles fired at them by Hamas fighters, according to the Israeli army.
JERUSALEM—A Hamas force wearing Israeli army uniforms emerged from a tunnel inside Israel this morning and inflicted losses on Israeli troops before being wiped out.
Jerusalem—In a weekend of fierce fighting in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military command shifted its principal objective from suppression of Hamas’ rockets to the discovery and destruction of an extensive system of tunnels that could be used for incursions into Israel.
Jerusalem—Hamas is clearly guilty of war crimes in its current round of fighting with Israel, according to a prestigious Jerusalem think tank, the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI).
JERUSALEM—Hamas has rejected a ceasefire negotiated by the Egyptian government and agreed to by Israel that was to have gone into effect at 9 A.M. this morning.
Dozens of rockets from the Gaza Strip were launched into Israel after 9 A.M. in defiance of the Egyptian government, which had proposed the cease-fire. Israel refrained from responding for four-and-a-half hours, apparently to give time to Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza to reassess. Planes then resumed attacks on rocket launch sites.
Jerusalem—Hours after Hamas sent volleys of rockets at Tel Aviv, the Israeli Defense Forces today advised Palestinian residents of a neighborhood in northern Gaza to evacuate because the Israeli Air Force intended to carry out a massive attack in the area.
JERUSALEM—The headline in a Tel Aviv daily as the Israeli air force began to attack Hamas rocket launching sites this week, “All The Way,” hinted at a decisive offensive that would remove the threat to Israel from the Gaza Strip for good.
JERUSALEM—Before the sirens stopped wailing last night, the staircase, serving as a shelter, was lined by neighbors, including some women in housecoats hastily donned. It was the first siren to be heard in Jerusalem since the fighting with Hamas began to intensify the day before.
JERUSALEM—Israel began today to mass forces on the border of the Gaza Strip as the security cabinet met for the fourth consecutive day to discuss Israel’s response to the murder of three abducted students and a sharp escalation in recent days of rocket fire from Gaza.
Jerusalem—The revelation this week that a Palestinian released in the prisoner exchange for Israeli captive Gilad Shalit three years ago has been rearrested for the murder of an Israeli police officer has revived an emotional debate in Israel over the price to be paid in such cases.