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!

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!

# Israel # Israeli Army # IDF # Operation Protective Edge # rocket # Gaza

Rocket strikes, tunnel attacks, human shields and manipulation of the facts – You can help the world see Hamas’ true face. Share our special website on 50 days of Operation Protective Edge.
http://www.idfblog.com/operationgaza2014/

Rocket strikes, tunnel attacks, human shields and manipulation of the facts – You can help the world see Hamas’ true face. Share our special website on 50 days of Operation Protective Edge.

http://www.idfblog.com/operationgaza2014/

# human shield # Hamas # protective edge # Gaza # Israel # Israel Defense Forces # IDF # terror tunnels

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.
http://www.idfblog.com/operationgaza2014/

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.

http://www.idfblog.com/operationgaza2014/

# Hamas # protective edge # Gaza # Israel Defense Forces # IDF # Israel # middle east

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.

# Hamas # un # Gaza # un report # Israel # Israel Defense Forces # IDF # rockets # terror tunnels

Israel uses text messages, phone calls and leaflets to warn civilians before airstrikes. How many countries do that?

Israel uses text messages, phone calls and leaflets to warn civilians before airstrikes. How many countries do that?

# Israel # Gaza # Israel Defense Forces # IDF # humanitarian # Hamas # protective edge

Even as Hamas fires from populated areas, we eliminate terror threats while minimizing civilian casualties in Gaza. We go to extraordinary lengths to keep Palestinian civilians away from harm. Find out how.

# Hamas # civilians # Gaza # IDF # Israel Defense Forces # Israel # protective edge # facts about gaza

Simple fact: buildings in Gaza were not targets until they were used to target Israeli civilians.

Simple fact: buildings in Gaza were not targets until they were used to target Israeli civilians.

# protective edge # Gaza # Hamas # Israel # IDF # Israel Defense Forces # human shield # civilians




Hamas terrorists deliberately disguise themselves as civilians.

Caught on camera: A Hamas squad assembles and fires a rocket right across the street from a reporter’s hotel room in Gaza. Watch this exclusive report from New Delhi Television.

# Hamas # rockets # Gaza # news # terror # facts about gaza # Israel Defense Forces # Israel # IDF

Every Hamas tunnel is a school, a hospital, a library that will never be built.

Every Hamas tunnel is a school, a hospital, a library that will never be built.

# terror tunnels # Hamas # Gaza # protective edge # humanitarian # Israel # Israel Defense Forces # IDF

While Hamas continues its terrorist actions, the IDF continues to transfer goods to Palestinians in Gaza. On August 3, the IDF transferred 186 truckloads of food, medical supplies, fuel and other goods into Gaza via the Kerem Shalom border crossing.

# IDF # Gaza # facts about gaza # facts about Israel # humanitarian # humanitarian aid # Palestinian # protective edge

From all around a UN elementary school in Gaza, Hamas fired 11 mortars at Israel yesterday.

From all around a UN elementary school in Gaza, Hamas fired 11 mortars at Israel yesterday.

# unrwa # school # human shield # rockets # Gaza # Hamas # terror # Israel # Israel Defense Forces # IDF

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