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."
“The discovery of firebombs is more proof [the Hamas-driven riots] on Friday were a cover for terrorist acts."
"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."
One wonders how much spare time a tunnel digger actually has these days. Perhaps he has more than we realize.
This is not the first time that Hamas and its allies have used riots at the border as cover for surreptitious terrorist activities.
"We saw something coming in from Gaza that appeared in every way to be ballistic. At that moment, I didn’t care if it was a mortar, a missile or heavy automatic fire.”
The driver and truck were stopped after arousing suspicion; a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed the IDF uniforms and accessories.
The explosive was planted close to the fence and baited with a Palestinian Authority flag during riots two weeks ago, the IDF said.
“The suspicious ship left the fishing zone off the northern Gaza Strip with three suspects in it," the IDF said.
“Hamas ensures a violent adulthood when it promotes this content on TV.”
Hamas sources claimed that the attacking IAF warplanes were met by anti-aircraft missiles.
Sources claimed Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad weren't behind the roadside bombing on the Gaza border -- it was the Popular Resistance Committees terror group.
An IDF tank fired a shell at four Gaza terrorists who approached the border security fence near Rafah, in southern Gaza. Two of the terrorists died.
Six terrorist targets in Gaza were attacked by the IDF in the first round on Saturday evening.
"The new drone is able to conduct different reconnaissance, patrolling and combat missions in distant areas and "enjoys high flight endurance."
There's been no word yet on whether any Arab baby companies are rushing to provide the new triplet parents with any special opportunities.
A search of the four suspects revealed they were carrying a cleaver, a knife, wire cutters and a grenade.
The Red Alert incoming rocket warning system did not activate although it's not clear why.
Local sources say two Iron Dome interceptor rockets were fired, and one successful interception was made, destroying an incoming rocket.
“Just as there is ‘Iron Dome’ for the air, there’s a technological dome of steel underground."
The Islamic Jihad said "such attacks are key steps to boost anti-occupation resistance throughout the national liberation struggle."
The rocket landed in an open area on the Israel side of the southern border, in the Eshkol Regional Council district.
One building was damaged by a rocket. Attack happened during a birthday ceremony for IDF soldier Oron Shaul, z'l, whose remains are still held by Hamas.
The security cabinet did not accept the High Court's rulings and is demanding an expanded court be convened to reconsider their decision.
Explosions from Gaza rattled the windows as far away as Ashdod. Listen to the embedded video.