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August 27, 2014 / 1 Elul, 5774
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IDF Retaliates Following Rocket Attacks after Sharon’s Funeral

Monday, January 13th, 2014

The Israeli Air Force targeted two terror sites in central and southern Gaza early Monday evening in retaliation for two rocket attacks near Sderot in the northern Negev shortly after the former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was buried nearby at his Shikmim Farm home.

The IDF confirmed “direct hits” on the targets, which were identified only as part of the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza. No injuries were reported.

“The terrorists and their infrastructure operating in the Gaza Strip will not succeed in their grotesque intentions,” said IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner. “The IDF will seek them out, eliminate their capabilities and pursue them wherever they may hide. Hamas and its terrorist servants are not immune; it is our moral obligation and calling to protect Israel against such atrocious acts. ”

Hamas fired two rockets early Monday morning, drawing a stern warning from the IDF not to shoot during the funeral.

The terrorist organization honored the request but immediately returned to action minutes after Sharon was buried.

Air Force Bombs Terror Sites in Gaza

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

The Israeli Air Force late Thursday night aircraft targeted a terror infrastructure site in central Gaza and three concealed rocket launchers in the northern Gaza area. Earlier in the evening, terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a Kassam rocket that exploded near a residential area in the Western Negev but without causing injuries or damage. It exploded.

It was the first rocket of the young year. In 2013, more than 36 rockets launched from Gaza exploded in Israel, and three of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome Missile Defense System.

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.

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.”

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.

IDF Closes Civilian Air Space in North

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

The IDF was scheduled to shut down civilian air space in the north as the United States prepares to attack Syria. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and the commanders of the Home Front and Air Force discussed the impending attack on Syria in an emergency meeting Thursday afternoon.

Additional defense measures were taken to protect the port city of Haifa.

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