An Imam in the Gaza Strip exposed the true face of Gaza’s Islamic terror organizations: He carried out his Friday sermon while holding a gun.
While Hamas does all it can to hurt and terrorize Israelis, we do all we can to minimize harm to Gaza’s civilian population. That’s why the IDF is thoroughly looking into incidents in which civilians in Gaza were harmed. We remain committed to the standards of international law.
Hamas puts Gazan civilians in the line of fire, but the IDF does everything it can to ensure their safety. As our soldiers entered battle in Gaza, they carried this reminder of their obligation to uphold human rights.
During Operation Protective Edge, the dogs of the IDF’s Oketz unit battled terrorists in Gaza. Many of them were wounded in combat, but that didn’t stop them from continuing the fight.
The newest submarine of the Israel Navy, the INS Tanin, is about to reach Israel’s shores. It will arm us with unprecedented capabilities, making us faster and stronger in the face of threats. Our forces at sea are more prepared than ever to defend the people of Israel.
When Sgt. Yissachar Ruas was called up from reserve duty to serve in Operation Protective Edge, he brought his camera along. This is how he documented the operation and his company’s experiences.
Yesterday, a new generation of commanders took on the mission to protect Israel. They were the 129th class to graduate from the Israeli Naval Academy in a ceremony that was attended by the Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz: “Teamwork, the IDF’s code of ethics and the unique heritage of the Israel Navy will allow you to navigate your ships through difficulties and face any challenges on your way.”
Lt. Libby Weiss from the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit gives an exclusive look into one of Hamas’ terror tunnels, near Kibbutz Ein HaShlosha.
Despite the constant rocket fire from Gaza and the start of Operation Protective Edge, 300 teens from around the world decided to come to Israel and join the IDF.
Last week, they underwent their first military experience in which they learned about subjects ranging from field training to the values of the IDF. In the next few months, these young people will settle in their new home—the State of Israel. We salute them and wish them the best of luck!
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Today is the 50th day of Operation Protective Edge. Our soldiers continue to stand strong, prepared to defend Israel from every threat. Terror will not stop us.
Last week, the UN published several maps showing the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge. The maps mark damaged buildings with red dots scattered throughout Gaza. But these maps tells only half the story: Hamas used many of these buildings – including houses, hospitals and schools – as sites to launch rockets and carry out other attacks.
In many cases, the IDF struck buildings in order to stop Hamas’ violence. This means that the red dots on the UN’s maps represent more than destruction. They show the many cases in which terrorists attacked Israel from heavily populated areas in Gaza.