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Hamas UAV Crashes in Attempt to Invade Israeli Airspace

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

BREAKING NEWS:

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) tried to invade Israelis airspace from Gaza but crashed at the security fence shortly after 3 pm. (5 a.m. EDT) Thursday.

The IDF has not stated if the drone was carrying surveillance equipment or an explosive device.

Hamas has tried several times to send UAVs into Gaza, and Hezbollah successfully did so two years ago before the IDF shot it down over the southern Heron Hills, northeast of Be’er Sheva.

Iran, which backs Hezbollah, lately has resumed financing Hamas.

Soldiers from the IDF Engineering Corps forces retrieved the UAV for inspection.

The Air Force said it had been monitoring the drone since it launch, and it scrambled warplanes, which did not have anything to shoot at since it the UAV couldn’t even fly past the security fence.

 

 

Shootout at US Air Force Base in Little Rock, AR

Monday, June 15th, 2015

At least two people, including one civilian, were taken to a hospital after a shootout at a U.S. Air Force base in Little Rock, Arkansas on Monday. One of the two — a civilian — was wounded, TVH11 reported, quoting a sergeant with the base.

The violence began at the main gate to the base, when a gunman approached the base firing a weapon.

Security forces subdued the attacker, according to local TV station KTHV, which reported that all gates to the base were closed to traffic.

Details of the incident are still sketchy at this time.

IDF Running Large-Scale Drill Along Gaza Border

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

The IDF is running a large-scale surprise drill on Sunday.

Ground and air forces are participating in a training drill that will take place along the Gaza border. The drill will run through most of the day.

The IDF troops will be training for various possible scenarios that could emanate from Gaza.

The IDF says the drill is part of a series of exercises designed to improve the readiness of the army.

Desert Fantasy Or Dark Reality? Kuwaiti Paper Says Obama Threatened To Fire On Israeli Jets Attacking Iran

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Published on Jewish Business News

By Ilan Shavit

Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported Saturday that President Barack Obama blocked an Israeli air force attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014, Ma’an reported.

Al-Jarida quoted “well-placed” sources that said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had decided to carry out air strikes against Iran’s nuclear program after consultations with minister of defense Moshe Ya’alon, foreign minister Avigdor Liberman and the IDF brass.

The decision came, according to al-Jarida, in response to U.S. and Iran secret talks—behind Israel’s back—over Iran’s nuclear program.

According to the report, Netanyahu et al agreed after four nights of deliberations (not 1,000 nights, mind you) to assign IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz the preparation of an attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

The same sources said Gantz prepared the plan, for which Israeli fighter jets trained over several weeks, including test flights in Iran’s airspace, after breaking through its radar.

However, goes the Al-Jarida report, a certain Israeli minister “who has good ties with the U.S. administration,” revealed Netanyahu’s plans to Secretary of State John Kerry, and, as a result, Obama threatened to shoot down those pesky Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

As a result, Netanyahu had to abort the operation and since then relations between Israel and the United States have been declining, concludes the report.

The rest is history.

When Tamar Ariel z”l Got Her Wings

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Tamar Ariel got her wings during the graduation ceremony of Israeli pilots at the Hatzerim air force base in the Negev desert, near the southern city of Beersheva, on December 27, 2012.

Tamar Ariel was among the Israelis confirmed dead in storm that hit northern Nepal earlier this week.

First Religious Female Air Force Navigator among Israelis Killed in Nepal Avalanche

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Three Israelis, including the first religious woman to serve as an Israeli Air Force navigator, were killed Wednesday morning in in a snow storm in the Himalayas in Nepal.

A fourth Israeli remains missing, and at least 28 others were killed, but dozens of others are missing. Twelve Israelis were among approximately 60 hikers who were rescued by helicopters.

The navigator was identified as 24-year-old Tamar Ariel, from Masuot Yitzchak, a religious moshav near Ashkelon. The other two known Israelis to have died in the tragedy are Nadav Shoham, 30, of the national religious community Hoshaya in the Galilee, and Agam Luria, 23, from Kibbutz Yifat.

The Foreign Ministry first knew of the disaster from foreign news reports that began trickling in several hours before the Shemini Atzereth-Simchat Torah holiday.

One Israeli who is traveling in the area told The Jewish Press that the travel agent with whom he is hiking confirmed the victims were their clients. He added,”There have been torrential rains from a cyclone in the area, with as much as several inches a day for three days.”

The avalanche was on a popular trail known to tourist guides and hikers.

Islamic Jihad Leader Eliminated

Monday, August 4th, 2014

An Islamic Jihad district leader, Danyal Mansour, was eliminated in Jabalya, after the Israeli Air Force hit the house providing him shelter.

Mansour’s human shields were reportedly injured and killed in the attack.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/islamic-jihad-leader-eliminated/2014/08/04/

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