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Air Force ‘Retaliates’ for Latest Rocket Attack

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

The Israeli Air Force attacked two terror targets in Gaza Thursday night, a short time after terrorists in attacked the coastal area south of Ashkelon for the second time in 24 hours.

Gaza sources said that the Air Force retaliation caused no injuries. The IDF stated,  ”A weapon manufacturing facility was targeted in the Central Gaza Strip, and a weapon storage facility was targeted in the Northern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed.”

The military routinely carries out “tit-for-tat” retaliations that strike terror targets that are known to exist but which remain untouched so long as Hamas and other terrorist groups stay quiet, which usually is not for very long.

IDF Uses Ground Forces in Gaza Strike

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Besides the air force, the IDF used ground forces in the retaliatory attack on targets in Gaza. Tanks and infantry took part in 6 pinpoint strikes across Gaza.

The targets includes a weapon’s manufacturing site and other terrorist infrastructures.

The IDF clarified to JewishPress.com that IDF ground forces and infantry did not physically enter into Gaza, but hit their targets from outside the border.

IAF Attacks Gaza Target

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

The Israel Air Force attacked a Hamas training base in northern Gaza Tuesday afternoon, in retaliation for the killing of an Israeli civilian contractor working along the Gaza border.

Gazan sources report that Hamas officials have evacuated their headquarters, out of fear of an Israeli retaliatory attack.

Israeli Planes Fly over Southern Lebanon after Murder of Soldier

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Lebanese media reported that Israeli warplanes carried out surveillance flights over southern Lebanon in Tuesday, as Lebanese, United Nations and Israeli officials try to keep the lid on tensions following Sunday night’s murder of Israel soldier Sgt. Shlomi Cohen by a Lebanese soldier.

The Air Force frequently sends planes into Lebanese air space to monitor Hezbollah terrorist activities.

Lebanese media also reported that its army will prosecute the soldier who “acted on his own” when he opened fire on Sgt. Cohen and killed him.

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati described it as “an isolated incident of limited scope,” but a similar “isolated incident” occurred three years ago when Lebanese soldiers shot and killed an Israeli officer and wounded a soldier.

 

IAF Targets Terrorist Sites in Gaza after Mortar Shell Attack

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

The Israel Air Force bombed a weapons manufacturing factory and two terror tunnels Tuesday evening in retaliation for a mortar shell attack on soldiers who were “engaging in a counter-terrorism activity,” according to military spokesman  Lt. Col. Peter Lerner.

“The IDF maintains the right to combat terrorists abusing the Gaza Strip as a springboard for such attacks against Israeli civilians and its forces,” he added.

Reporting by Palestinian Authority media, often quoted without verification by foreign media, illustrates why Palestinian Authority Arabs cannot be expected to believe that Israel acts in self-defense.

Gaza sources said the aerial strikes hit “two chicken farms” and a Hamas tunnel, accord to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency.

It also said a fourth strike bombed an empty Islamic Jihad “training site.”

Earlier in the day, The Jewish Press reported here that a Hamas terrorist was killed and four others were wounded in a “work” explosion.

Hamas has renewed escalation of attacks on Israeli civilians and soldiers the past month after several weeks of relative quiet, a possible sign of weakness to divert its residents’ attention from poverty and economic pressure from Egypt in the form of occasionally shutting down the crossing into the northern Sinai from Rafiah.

Last Friday, Hamas marked one year since massive rocket fire on Israel that sparked the IDF’s Pillar of Defense counter-terrorism operation.

Terrorist commanders came out from underground to join a military parade.

Hamas commander Raed Sa’as, appearing in public for the first time in years, said, “Next time you [Israel] will not enjoy security in any spot on our occupied land. Our fighters are more capable, ready and trained. Our plans are more comprehensive and our arsenal is more developed.”

The military parade and escalation in rocket attacks, mortar shelling and planting of bombs near the IDF patrol road draws the attention of Gaza residents away from streets flooded by sewage following a power outage at a treatment facility.

Although Egypt has closed down smuggling tunnels that are a big income source for the Hamas regime as well as a source of goods and merchandise for residents, Palestinian Authority media both in Ramallah and Gaza blamed Israel for the “siege.”

Gaza Terrorists Attack with Mortars; IDF Retaliates

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Israel Air Force aircraft targeted two concealed rocket launchers in northern Gaza early Thursday afternoon after terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza attacked with two mortar shells , one on Wednesday and one Thursday morning.

“Launching rockets against Israel and its civilians is a breach of our sovereignty,” said  IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner.

As usual, the IDF added,” We maintain the right to operate against those who are involved in terror.”

Boogie in the F-35

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe “Boogie” Yaalon checks out the F-35 war plane production line at Lockheed Martin production facility in Texas, USA on October 10, 2013.

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A Message to Iran – IAF Midair Refueling

Friday, October 11th, 2013

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) released a video, of what can only be called a clear message to Iran, that the IDF is fully capable of reaching the Iranian’s nuclear weapons plants, to destroy them.

Over the past week, the IDF has been training and drilling their long range offensive capabilities. Among the drills, was seeing how the IAF cooperated with a foreign army.

One of the highlights was the mid-air refueling (video below), that shows off the IAF’s long range capabilities.

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