JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Israeli navy seized a ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday that was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied rockets made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip, the military said.
An Egyptian court branded Hamas as a terrorist group and ordered it to suspend operations on Tuesday, according to Israel Hayom.
Hamas has tested anti-aircraft missiles against Israel, Al-Monitor reports.
A new report cites the Palestinian Authority and Hamas for widespread human rights abuses, which it says are being ignored by the mainstream press and others who often rush to criticize only Israel.
JERUSALEM—Israel has unveiled a laser defense system that it says will be able to shoot down rockets and artillery shells with a high-energy beam.
Twitter suspended the English-language account of Hamas’ military wing Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Israel Hayom reports.
JERUSALEM—Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip during the funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon next to his farm in Southern Israel, prompting retaliation from the Israeli Air Force.
Sharon was buried the way he had lived much of his adult life: as the central figure in an elaborate military operation. Air Force attack helicopters and warplanes patrolled the skies nearby as Sharon was laid to rest less than five miles from the Gaza Strip.
Gaza Strip Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a rare phone conversation on Wednesday, Israel Hayom reports.
A controversial New York Times columnist is pushing back on accusations that he tried to block his novel from being published in Israel but failed to explicitly reject the charge that he said he would donate his royalties to Hamas if the book was published.
New Hamas textbooks introduced into schools this fall describe the Torah and Talmud as fabrications and labels Zionism a racist movement. The new textbooks also fail to recognize Israel or mention the Oslo Accords. Israel Hayom reports.