Gaza

Israeli Planes Strike Gaza Sites After Rocket Attack

09/09/2012 - 20:00

Israeli airstrikes hit four Gaza sites it says were terror-related.

The early Monday morning strikes by the Air Force on a weapon manufacturing facility, a terror activity site and a terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip, as well as a smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, were in "direct response" to rocket fire from Gaza on southern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

Direct hits were confirmed on the sites, according to the IDF.

Rocket From Gaza Destroys Two Homes In Southern Israel

09/08/2012 - 20:00

 A long-range Grad rocket fired from Gaza seriously damaged two houses in a southern Israeli city.

Two homes in Netivot, located between Gaza and Beersheba, were hit with one rocket in the early Sunday morning attack. One of the homes was completely destroyed. A resident of the home saved himself by running into a bathroom with a concrete ceiling, Ynet reported. The rest of the house fell down around him, according to the report.

A second rocket landed in Beersheba, but did not cause any damage.

Rocket From Gaza Destroys Two Homes In Southern Israel

09/08/2012 - 20:00

 A long-range Grad rocket fired from Gaza seriously damaged two houses in a southern Israeli city.

Two homes in Netivot, located between Gaza and Beersheba, were hit with one rocket in the early Sunday morning attack. One of the homes was completely destroyed. A resident of the home saved himself by running into a bathroom with a concrete ceiling, Ynet reported. The rest of the house fell down around him, according to the report.

A second rocket landed in Beersheba, but did not cause any damage.

Israeli Planes Bomb Gaza Weapons Sites

08/27/2012 - 20:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel's Air Force bombed a weapons manufacturing site and a weapons storage facility in the northern Gaza Strip.

The early Tuesday morning strikes were in retaliation for recent rocket attacks on southern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

U.S. Jewish Groups Condemn Anti-African Violence In Tel Aviv

05/24/2012 - 20:00

Jewish groups called on Israel to protect African migrants in Israel after riots in Tel Aviv.

When Noam Married Hagit

05/06/2012 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Everyone expects fireworks when they fall in love.  For Noam and Hagit, the skies lit up on their wedding day – two months ago. But these fireworks weren’t fun. These were rockets fired by Arab terrorists.

Hundreds of rockets from the Gaza Strip were aimed at cities in southern Israel, placing more than a million Israelis under the threat of death.  The IDF had important decisions to make. So did Noam and Hagit.     

Love and war: Noam Blau and Hagit Brodsky didn't let rocket attacks from Gaza stand in the way of their big day.

New Directions In Assault On Israel’s Legitimacy

04/30/2012 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

There is an old saying that generals prepare to fight the last war. Those of us engaged in defense against the assault on Israel’s legitimacy cannot afford to fall into this trap. We must accurately assess the evolving strategies and tactics employed by anti-Israel activists who seek to portray the Jewish state as a rogue nation, the 21st-century equivalent of apartheid South Africa, often urging the use of BDS (boycotts, divestment and sanctions) as punishment for Israel’s misdeeds. 

Martin Raffel

Southern Israel On Alert As Netanyahu Vows To Strike Terrorists

03/10/2012 - 19:00

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel remains on alert against an attack from Sinai despite killing the terrorist leader that was planning an attack from there -- an assassination that has led to a barrage of rockets raining down on southern Israel from Gaza by terrorist groups.

Hamas Concedes That Gaza Is Not Occupied, So Where Is The UN?

01/09/2012 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

In a stunning about-face, and after decades of violence justified by excuses of being under occupation, this week Hamas has admitted that Gaza is not occupied by Israel. And yet, the United Nations, which has long been reluctant to acknowledge Gaza's change in status, is still silent on the issue.

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