Hamas dramatically upgraded its weapons stockpile, placing millions of Israeli civilians at risk.
Terrorists involved in the rockets launched at Israel last week were targeted Friday by the IAF.
Since Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, terrorists in the area have fired more than 8,000 rockets into Israel.
IDF forces have searched about 1,350 locations for terrorists, illegal weaponry and the abducted boys.
55 of the 280 suspected terrorists who have been detained were part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange.
The IDF is determined to reduce constant acts of terrorism in Judea and Samaria, many of which involve Hamas.
There have been 64 terrorist kidnapping attempts in Israel since the beginning of 2013.
The Chief of Staff has confidence in the IDF’s capabilities to meet every threat head on.
The mission had to be a complete surprise for it to succeed.
The IDF will soon begin using a special robot to gather intelligence in underground areas. Another vehicle will scan enemy territory before Israeli forces even enter the field.
IDF has a support center for women, and a women’s adviser in every unit of the IDF. No other military has that.
Every airdrop for battleground missions involves troops from both air and ground branches of the IDF.
The two days complete each other–the happiness rising from the grief.
“His final act demonstrated his values of friendship and commitment,” Col. Braun says of Tzachi. “He was always first, even this time.”
Michael Levin's inspirational story is known worldwide, and people across the globe have followed in his footsteps to join the IDF.
Tibi, the lone Holocaust survivor in his family, fought to protect Israel in every one of its wars.
The IDF will take everyone's #WeAreHere stories and create an interactive, dynamic honor to the Shoah survivors.
Check out the IDF's most innovative weapons (at least the ones they can tell us about.)
Like Hamas, Hezbollah also builds tunnels. Those tunnels pose a serious danger to IDF border patrols.
The unique skills of people on the autistic spectrum adds great breadth to IDF intelligence work.