No Violence As Israel Blocks Activists from Breaking Through Naval Blockade of Gaza Strip

Israeli Naval vessel intercepts pro-Palestinian flotilla in 2010 / AP

JERUSALEM—Five years after nine Turkish activists were killed in an attempt to break through Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip, a vessel attempting the same mission was boarded Monday by Israeli naval commandos and directed to an Israeli port. A military spokesman described the seizure of the ship as “uneventful.”

Amid Criticism, Katzman Defends Israeli Defense Force


As the Israel Defense Force continues to be misrepresented on the international stage, Capt. Matan Katzman spoke out to the Human Rights Subcommittee of the European Parliament in the face of criticism from Break the Silence, a group serving to expose supposed “wrongdoings” by the Israeli army.

More Terror Rockets Strike Israel

An old Israeli tank sits in a position in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights near the border with Syria, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

At least two rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip and landed in Southern Israel late Wednesday, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Israel Strikes Gaza After Rocket Lands Near Israeli Port Ashdod

Palestinians survey a Hamas site after it was hit by an Israeli airstrike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip

GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli aircraft struck a number of sites in the Gaza Strip from the air early on Wednesday, residents and the Israeli military said, after a rocket that Palestinian militants fired from the enclave landed near the Israeli port city of Ashdod.