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“It was the first time we attacked live Iranian targets, both facilities and people,” the IDF officer told The New York Times journalist Thomas Friedman.
The lab is also working on improving existing technologies as well as developing new ways of discovering what lies beneath the surface, and methods of mapping the dynamics below.
The attackers hurled rocks at the soldiers from hidden areas in a nearby field where they were operating.
As the tank rolled down the incline, it reportedly began to slip down and then fell -- and a shell being carried within the tank exploded.
IDF officials “concluded that the Iranian UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) was armed with explosives and was tasked to attack Israel.”
The Red Alert went off, but no rockets were launched to intercept the speeding bullets.
For the past two Friday’s Hamas has been holding violent rallies at the Gaza border featuring infiltration attempts into Israeli territory. Today on Israel Uncensored Joshua Hasten discusses how Hamas claims when speaking to the international press in English that their demonstrations are peaceful, while in Arabic admit that the true goal of these events are to – in their words “tear the Israeli’s hearts out of their bodies.”
The self-control of the soldiers is incredible.
When the three terrorists planted their explosives they quickly retraced their steps and ducked back through the fence into Gaza although their actions weren't clear at the time.
IDF soldiers were faced with several tasks at once, but paramount among those was the need to protect the Israeli civilians living nearby.
“The challenges on the Gaza border are varied and complex. The people of Israel have someone upon whom to rely."
Netanyahu: The "sole purpose [of the Hamas-driven riots at the Gaza border] is to provide cover for terrorists to carry out terror attacks against Israel."
"Terrorist organizations are trying to exploit Israel’s desire to ease restrictions on civilians, this time in the area of fishing, in order to promote terror attacks."
Dozens of Arabs were rioting at the time at the security fence along the border with northern Gaza. Renewed rioting has broken out sporadically a number of times since the massive swarm that took place on Friday.
“Israel will not rest, and the residents of Gaza will know no peace until the Israelis are returned from Gaza and our fallen soldiers are brought to rest in Israel.”
The position of COGAT demands fluent Arabic in addition to Hebrew as well as great competence in diplomacy and administrative skills.
Hezbollah denied that Israel had carried out any raids on Syria’s borders. Other than to say it was “aware” of the reports, the IDF declined to comment.
This year Hamas in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria hope to organize tens of thousands of citizens to storm all crossings and border fences.
As IDF soldiers approached, the Gazans ran back through the hole they had cut in the fence.
Bennett has been courting the Haredi community to expand the ranks of Bayit Yehudi voters.