In Israeli Military, Guarded Optimism for 2017

While war will continue to rage in much of the region writ large, Israeli military forecasts for 2017 are cautiously optimistic that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) may get through the year that began Sunday without having to wage major combat operations. “The probability for war in 2017, generally speaking, is low,” a senior defense […]

Israel Begins Construction on Gaza Underground Wall: Report

Israel has begun building an underground wall around Gaza to stop Hamas attack tunnels, Israeli media and a local council official said Thursday. “Construction has begun along all towns considered to be next to the fence with Gaza,” the Ynet news website reported. It posted a video appearing to show heavy machinery operating along the […]

Gaza Violence Escalates with Third Day of Fighting

The Israeli military traded fire with Hamas and other militant groups in the Gaza Strip for a third day on Friday, in the worst escalation of violence in Israel’s southern border area since the two sides fought a war in 2014. Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, convened his security cabinet, or inner circle of ministers […]

Israel Discovers, Destroys Cross-Border Tunnel from Gaza

A combination of intelligence, boots on the ground and a ground-breaking tunnel detection system led to discovery Thursday of another cross-border tunnel extending into Israeli territory from southern Gaza. It was the second discovery in two months of the type of attack tunnels exposed during fierce urban combat in the summer 2014 war between Israel […]

Report: Hamas Taps Over 1,000 Terror Operatives to Dig Gaza Tunnels

According to Israel Radio report, the terrorist organization invests hundreds of thousands of dollars each month in the subterranean digging activities. Hamas employs more than 1,000 operatives to excavate underground tunnels in the Gaza Strip, Israel Radio reported Thursday. According to the report, the terrorist organization invests hundreds of thousands of dollars each month in […]