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  • Egypt Creating Buffer Zone Along Gaza Border

    02/15/2014 9:03:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/2/14 | Elad Benari
    <p>Egypt is continuing its crackdown not only on Sinai terrorism but on Gaza’s Hamas rulers as well.</p> <p>The Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency reported that Egyptian border forces destroyed 10 tunnels and seven homes in the Sinai on Saturday, as part of new campaign to create a buffer zone along the border with Gaza that would extend 500 meters in some places.</p>
  • PA and Hamas Guilty of Rampant Human Rights Abuses

    02/13/2014 11:14:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/2/14 | Ari Yashar
    A recent report from January, which the media has kept a tight lip on, has exposed the widespread human rights abuses of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas in Judea, Samaria and Gaza. The report, from the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR), charges PA and Hamas for repeated cases of torture, oppression, assaults on freedom of expression and academic freedoms, as well as ignoring court orders. In January alone the report notes ten Arab residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza were killed through "anarchy, lawlessness and misuse of weapons," reports Mosaic Magazine. In the same month, ICHR reports...
  • Video Shows 'Moment of IAF Strike'

    01/19/2014 2:27:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/14 | Gil Ronen
    A video uploaded to Youtube by an Arab-language user called GazaTube claims to show security camera footage documenting the IAF strike that targeted an Islamic Jihad terrorist in Gaza earlier Sunday. The video appears to show a relatively small explosion, possibly by a missile that had pinpointed its target. A bus that had been driving nearby was also damaged – and, apparently, a donkey was badly hurt as well. The terrorist has been identified as Ahmed Sa’ad, who was seriously injured and taken to a hospital. Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq8j9_wzErA Sa'ad had been riding a motorbike when he was hit by a...
  • For Palestinians in Gaza, Sharon’s passing is reason to celebrate

    01/12/2014 3:40:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/1/14 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Dozens of Palestinians took to the streets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday to celebrate the death of former prime minister Ariel Sharon. The Palestinians handed out candy to drivers, shopkeepers and passersby, while others set fire to portraits of Sharon, the Palestinian news agency Safa reported. The agency said that the celebration took place in the town of Bani Suhaila east of Khan Yunis. Dozens of residents gathered in the center of the town, chanting “Allahu akbar” as women ululated in joy over Sharon’s death, the agency said. .....
  • Photos: The 'Other' Storm - Israel's Floods

    12/14/2013 11:40:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/13 | Tova Dvorin
    While snow pummeled the Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and Northern areas of Israel over the weekend, the Tel Aviv area and the Western side of Israel faced torrential rains and flooding Saturday. Total damages have been estimated to be over 300 million shekel thus far, according to Channel 2. The floods have also proved deadly. Saturday evening, the bodies of two men were found in the Tze'elim Stream, near Arad. The stream had been flooded in the storm and had drowned the two men, who had been in the midst of a hike, medics stated. Rain also hit Hamas-controlled Gaza...
  • Granddaughter of Hamas PM Dies

    11/27/2013 7:54:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/11/13 | Elad Benari
    The one-year-old granddaughter of Hamas’s Gaza Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh, has died, The Associated Press (AP) reported Wednesday. The girl was brought to Israel in grave condition last week, with a serious infection of the digestive tract which affected her nervous system. She was returned to Gaza a day later after Israeli doctors concluded they could not help her. A statement from Haniyeh's office quoted by AP said the girl, named Amal, died at a children's hospital in Gaza. Amal's father wrote on his Facebook page that she had suffered brain damage. Haniyeh's office declined comment on the granddaughter's seeking...
  • Female Arab Soldiers: Zoabi Should Go to Gaza

    07/11/2013 10:47:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/7/13 | Elad Benari
    Two Arab Christian female Israelis who enlisted in the army this week have criticized MK Hanin Zoabi for her strong opposition to having Arabs join the IDF. The two told Channel 10 News that MK Zoabi, who has in the past told Arutz Sheva that Israel should “prepare the prisons” if a law requiring Arab Israelis to enlist in the army is passed, does not represent them nor, in fact, does she represent many other Israeli Arabs who want to serve in the army. "There was some opposition in the village to my enlisting, but I know very well what...
  • Lieberman: I'd Order Conquest of Gaza

    07/06/2013 4:24:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/7/13 | Gil Ronen
    MK Avigdor Lieberman, Head of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said Saturday that if he were prime minister, he'd order the IDF to conquer Gaza. Speaking on Voice of Israel radio, Lieberman said that there is "a dubious quiet" in Gaza at the moment, which is being used by Hamas for building its power. Regarding the rebellion and coup in Egypt, Lieberman said that he has no doubt that jihadist elements in Sinai will try to take advantage of the situation in order to hurt Israel. He said that Israel has an interest in Egypt's stability. Lieberman said...
  • Hamas Accuses Western, Arab Spy Agencies of Gaza Operations

    04/06/2013 1:32:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/4/13
    The Hamas terror organization has accused Western and Arab spy agencies on Saturday of operating in Gaza , claiming it has obtained a list of alleged collaborators. "The Gaza Strip is swarming with Western intelligence agencies, such as the American, British, French and German services," said Mohammed Lafi, an internal security chief, quoted on the Hamas interior ministry website. "They all target Gaza and Hamas," he said, while also implicating unnamed Arab intelligence services. The security services has "a list of collaborators who will be arrested once the time for them to repent has run out," the official said. Some...
  • Ship Seized by Egypt 'Carried 40 Tons of Weapons'

    04/04/2013 3:35:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/4/13 | Gil Ronen
    Egyptian maritime authorities have seized a ship with a crew of 14 and a cargo of 105 crates of unspecified weapons and ammunition, which belonged to an African security company, Egyptian security officials told AFP. The military's spokesman Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Ali said on his Facebook page the ship belonged to a company that secures maritime routes in the Red Sea, a haven of Somalia-based pirates. "The weapons and ammunition on this ship are related to its work and mission to secure commercial vessels," he said. But Israel's Channel 10 television contradicted the Egyptian military's version, reporting that the boat...
  • Op-Ed: The Poor, Wretched Muslims of Gaza

    02/27/2013 2:43:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/2/13 | Phil Nussbaum
    The people of Gaza live their lives in constant fear. Fear is what motivates their every action, their every choice in life. On one side they face the formidable might of Israel, whom they see as the enemy. Within, they face the unrelenting, barbaric control of Hamas and their leadership who consider them expendable. Whom do they fear more? Is it the Israeli reprisals or the Hamas chokehold? There is no contest here! Hamas is much more threatening to the man in the Gazan street than Israel is. Hamas is a constant threat to every Gazan individual. One false move,...
  • Israel at UN: Mali Threatens France? Gaza's in our Living Room

    01/23/2013 5:04:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/1/13 | Annie Lubin
    As the world begins to lend international support to a French-led military intervention against Islamic terrorists in Mali, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday brought the issue home, comparing the situation in northern Africa to Israel’s fight against terrorism in Gaza. “France’s foreign minister said this month that his country was fighting to prevent the creation of an Islamist terrorist enclave ‘at the doorstep of France and Europe.’ If Mali is on France’s doorstep, Gaza is in Israel’s living room,” Ron Prosor said. Speaking at the UN Security Council’s monthly open debate on the Middle East, the Israeli...
  • Suspicion: Bedouin Helped Hamas Pinpoint Negev Targets

    12/05/2012 3:41:59 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Elements within the defense establishment suspect that Bedouin from the Negev relayed information to Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense, according to Maariv. It is believed that the Bedouin roamed about in forbidden military zones and gave the terrorists information about the exact location where their missiles and mortars struck, helping them to hit their targets more accurately. In one case, reservists from the Paratrooper Reconnaissance Battalion identified a Bedouin pick-up truck atop a hill in the Lachish training base. The soldiers suspected that they were assisting the enemy in targeting the base and fired...
  • 'Terror in School': Hasbara Meets 21st Century

    12/01/2012 12:39:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    A new animated video by Israeli animation firm "The Scratch Group" explains the complex situation Israel is in, with regard to Arab terror from Gaza – and it does so, arguably, better than all of the official spokesmen combined. In under three minutes, the talented team conveys the frustrating dilemmas Israel faces in its asymmetric war against a terror state that has the world on its side. Commentators are divided with regard to the success of Operation Pillar of Defense, but there is general agreement that Israel's effort in the field of hasbara – or national public relations and information...
  • Israel Hits Over 100 Terror Targets

    11/20/2012 4:15:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/12 | Maayana Miskin
    The IDF hit more than 50 targets in Gaza on Tuesday evening, bringing the total number of strikes in the region Tuesday over 100. Half of the strikes were aimed at terrorist cells that were engaged in firing rockets at Israel. Six known Hamas terrorists and one known Islamic Jihad terrorist were killed over the course of the day. Twenty terrorists were injured in airstrikes as they attempted to fire Grad rockets. Twenty-two percent of Tuesday’s strikes hit rocket launchers that were not manned at the time. Another 8 percent of strikes targeted smuggling tunnels. Four percent targeted weapons stockpiles,...
  • Rocket Hits Gush Etzion

    11/20/2012 5:53:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    A rocket exploded in an open area near an Arab village in Gush Etzion around 2:15 p.m. as sirens wailed in Jerusalem during another barrage of rockets and missiles unleashed by Hamas. The missile exploded in an open area, and no one was injured. Minutes before the sirens rang out, an AFP correspondent in Gaza City reported hearing the loud report of an outgoing rocket. The attack was claimed by Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, which said it had fired "an M75 rocket at the occupied city of Jerusalem." United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who spent the...
  • Iran Is Out of Its Mind, Says Peres

    11/20/2012 12:43:40 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Israel's President Shimon Peres accused Iran of encouraging the Palestinians to continue rocket attacks on Israel rather than negotiating a ceasefire, saying "they are out of their mind." At the same time, Peres praised Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi for the constructive role he has played in the intensifying crisis. "The unpleasant one is the Iranians. They are trying again to encourage the Hamas to continue the shooting, the bombing, they trying to send them arms," Peres said in interview on CNN. "They are out of their mind," he said. The President said Israel had no choice but to wage its...
  • Video: Sophisticated Hamas Underground Missile Launchers

    11/18/2012 4:55:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    The sophisticated underground rocket launcher system in Gaza has been exposed by the terrorist organization in a video it released Saturday video
  • Hamas Headquarters Leveled, 'Gaza Power Grid Targeted'

    11/17/2012 1:13:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 78 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    The IDF's pounding of Hamas' infrastructure in Gaza entered its fourth day Saturday, and is deemed as highly successful until this point. The Hamas government headquarters, which housed Gaza "prime minister" Ismail Haniyeh's offices, were leveled to the ground. In addition, "security compounds, tunnels and electricity transformers" were hit, according to Al Jazeera. "Missiles also knocked out five electricity transformers, plunging more than 400,000 people into darkness, according to the Gaza electricity distribution company," the news network reported. The government has approved the call-up of 75,000 reservists and massed troops, tanks and armored vehicles along the border with Gaza, signaling...
  • Minister: We'll Hit Them Till They Say 'Enough'

    11/11/2012 2:56:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/11 | Gil Ronen
    Minister Moshe Yaalon (Likud) said Sunday that Israel does not intend to maintain restraint in the face of the intense rocket attacks from Gaza. "If the terror organizations do not cease their fire we will be prepared to toughen our response as much as necessary, until they say 'enough!'," he said. "There is a complicated war here, and in the end we will finish it," he said. "This is not a one-off move. But we will put an end to it. We do not intend to maintain restraint because the situation is unbearable for us." "We will bring quiet to...
  • 4 Soldiers Wounded by Missile, One Very Seriously

    11/10/2012 12:41:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Gaza terrorists hit an IDF jeep with an anti-tank missile early Saturday evening. The IDF Spokesman announced that four soldiers were hurt. IDF Radio said that on soldier was very seriously wounded and another soldier suffered moderate-to-serious wounds. Both were evacuated to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva. Two other soldiers were in light to moderate condition, suffering from shrapnel wounds. They were evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. The jeep reportedly caught fire. It had been driving along the border between Gaza and Israel, opposite the Zeitoun neighborhood in central Gaza, east of Gaza City. Voice of Israel public radio...
  • IDF Gets Tough – Third Strike in 24 Hours

    10/14/2012 12:43:54 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/10/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The IDF foiled a terrorist attack early Sunday in the third counterterrorist strike in 24 hours, sending a clear massage to Hamas. The Air Force successfully targeted a cell preparing to fire at Israelis, an IDF spokesmen said. The latest counterterrorist measure killed at least one terrorist. In the pre-dawn hours of Sunday, the Air Force struck a second time in a significant counterterrorist action that eliminated two senior terrorists on motorbikes. They were identified as Jordanian national Sheikh Hisham al-Saedini, 43, also known as Abu Al-Waleed Al-Maqdissi, of the Mujahedeen Shura, and fellow Salafist Islamic terrorist Fayek Abu Jazar,...
  • IDF Foils Terror Attack, Kills 2 Gaza Terrorists

    09/19/2012 3:34:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/9/12 | Elad Benari
    The IDF, in a joint operation with the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), was able to foil a planned terror attack in Israel on Wednesday evening, as IAF aircraft struck and killed two terrorists in southern Gaza. Photo of explosion The two terrorists, Ashraf Saleh and Anis Abu Elenein, were members of a group calling itself “The Al-Aqsa Defenders”, which the IDF said is supported by Hamas. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed the attack in a statement, adding that direct hits were identified. The IDF said that Anis Abu Elenein had been planning to carry out a terror attack within...
  • IDF Foils Rocket Attack on Southern Israel

    09/05/2012 3:12:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/9/12 | Elad Benari
    The IDF foiled on Wednesday evening an attempt by Gaza-based terrorists to fire a rocket at southern Israel. According to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, IAF aircraft hit a terrorist squad in central Gaza, as it was making final preparations to fire a rocket. The statement added that the squad had been involved in previous rocket attacks on southern Israel. A direct hit at the targets was identified. .....
  • Former Congressman 'Unsurprised' by Corrie Verdict

    09/01/2012 11:45:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/12 | Elad Benari
    A former congressman who represented Rachel Corrie's district said on Thursday he was unsurprised by an Israeli court verdict to dismiss a civil suit filed by the family. Speaking to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency, Democrat Brian Baird of Washington said the trial was undermined by Israel's failure to conduct a transparent investigation into Corrie’s death in 2003. “The verdict was not a great surprise” because the outcome resulted from “a process that seemed designed to obfuscate the facts rather than clarify,” the ex-lawmaker said. “Sadly, as I've come to understand, this is standard operating procedure” for many complaints alleging...
  • Op-Ed: The Political Battle Over the "Occupation" Narrative

    07/23/2012 4:24:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/7/12 | Ambassador Dr. Dore Gold
    Levy's committee has restored Israel's legal narrative about its rights in the "West Bank". There is a huge difference in how a compromise will look if Israel comes to the table as "foreign occupiers," or as a party that has just territorial claims. In January 2012, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yaakov Neeman, the justice minister, turned to former Israeli supreme court justice Edmond Levy to head a panel of legal experts that would look into questions of land ownership in the "West Bank" (biblical Judea and Samaria, located west of the Jordan River, ed) . The initiative came...
  • Report of Slain Gaza Child Fake, IDF Says

    06/23/2012 3:28:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/6/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Hamas leaders in Gaza announced Saturday that a young child had been killed in an Israeli airstrike. The child was identified as Ali Muataz al-Shawaf, 4. Pictures of the child’s bloody body were published in Palestinian Authority media outlets. However, IDF officials later revealed the story as a lie. There was no Israeli airstrike in the region in which the child was killed, they said. IDF officials confirmed that a Gaza terrorist was killed in an airstrike elsewhere in Gaza. The 25-year-old terrorist was targeted as he prepared to launch a rocket at southern Israel. .....
  • Hamas Calls Ceasefire After Nearly 100 Rockets

    06/20/2012 2:47:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/6/12 | Elad Benari
    Hamas’ military wing said on Wednesday that it had agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel, AFP reported. “In response to the Egyptian efforts to try and stop the aggression on our people, we at Al-Qassam Brigades and all resistance factions declare our commitment to stop this round of confrontation, as long as (Israel) commits to stopping its crimes,” said a statement from Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades. The statement noted that terrorists had fired 96 rockets and nine mortars at Israel during the recent wave of violence. “Our confrontation with the enemy in this round was at the minimal level of...
  • Gaza Belt: No Open-Air Gatherings Allowed

    06/20/2012 1:30:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/6/12 | Gil Ronen
    The IDF's Home Front Command has issued security instructions for residents of communities located near Gaza, in view of Gaza's ongoing terror rocket attacks on Israel. For communities located within 7 kilometers of Gaza, residents are asked to enter a protected space upon hearing an alarm or explosion. Only fortified schools will be open, and open-air gatherings are forbidden. Shopping centers will be open as usual. .....
  • Int'l Aid Groups Blame Israel That Gaza Water Unfit to Drink

    06/14/2012 5:16:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/12 | Chana Yaar
    Two international aid organizations claim that Gaza's water is unfit to drink. But instead of blaming the Hamas terrorist rulers who have maintained a choke hold on the region since June 2007, the groups claim Israel is responsible for the contamination. The “Save the Children” foundation and “Medical Aid for Palestinians” charity insist that Israel's blockade of Gaza prevents “crucial sanitation equipment from getting in,” the BBC reported Thursday. “The blockade must be lifted 'in its entirety,'” wrote the BBC, quoting a report by the charities, “Gaza's Children: Falling Behind.” The British-based website also noted in a single line that...
  • Palestinian Airlines Resumes Operations

    05/10/2012 12:08:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/5/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The Palestinian Airlines, which had been suspended for seven years, has resumed operations with flights between Egypt’s El-Arish and Amman, its director general told AFP on Thursday. The renewal of operations was facilitated by an agreement reached between the Palestinian Transportation Ministry and the authorities in Egypt and Jordan. The airline was forced to shut down after an onslaught of Arab terrorism during second Intifada caused Israel to retaliate, damaging the roadways. “We started yesterday from Amman to El-Arish and from El-Arish to Amman,” Palestinian Airlines director general Zeyad Albad said. “We are going to have flights from El-Arish to...
  • Judge: Terrorists, Not IDF, Responsible for Gaza Damage

    04/18/2012 4:04:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/4/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Be’er Sheva District Court judge Justice Shlomo Friedlander has rejected a Gaza family’s claim for damages on the grounds that terrorists, not the IDF, are responsible for the unfortunate results of IDF activity in Gaza. The family had sued for 8 million shekels over the accidental destruction of a chicken farm as the IDF bombed smuggling tunnels between Gaza and Egypt. “There is sorrow for the animals that lost their lives, the property that was destroyed, and of course the civilians who suffered a harsh blow to their property, their income, and the work of their hands” judge Friedlander said....
  • Video: National Victory, Blow to Palestinian Propaganda

    02/19/2012 8:05:43 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/2/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, at the beginning of a cabinet meeting Sunday morning, “A few minutes ago I spoke with Dr. Yehuda David, an Israeli hero,” referring to the Israeli orthopedist who emerged victorious from court on Wednesday after the French Supreme Court overturned a judgment against Dr. David, who was sued for slander by the father of Muhammed al-Dura. Video "The Muhammed al-Dura incident of September 30, 2000, has come to symbolize the ongoing propaganda against the State of Israel. While this war does not involve bullets and missiles, it is, nonetheless, as vicious and as destructive. This...
  • Gaza Goes Dark – Is Egypt to Blame?

    02/14/2012 2:52:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/2/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    Hamas announced the sole power plant in Gaza went dark after it ran out of diesel on Tuesday. "The Gaza power plant has completely stopped working because of the shortage of fuel entering the Gaza Strip, and the depletion of diesel it needs to work," said Ahmad Abu al-Amrin, an official from Gaza's energy authority. He called on Egypt "to assume its historical responsibility in supporting the resistance of the Palestinian people by ensuring they had all the necessary fuel to operate the plant". .....
  • Gazan Dies in Smuggling Tunnel Collapse

    01/26/2012 1:11:35 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    A smuggling tunnel from Gaza to Sinai collapsed under the border city of Rafiah at the southern end of the Hamas-run enclave, killing one. Medical sources in Gaza told the Palestinian Authority affiliated Maan News Agency that that Faraj Abu Mustapha, 28, was working in the tunnel at the time of the collapse. The sources say Abu Mustapha was involved in smuggling cement into Gaza, but their claim was not confirmed. The tunnels are a key supply line for Hamas and its terror confederates who have smuggled tens of thousands of rockets, as well as firearms, ammunition, and explosives into...
  • 4 PA Arabs Hurt in Possible Gaza 'Work Accident'

    01/22/2012 11:33:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/12 | Chana Yaar
    our Palestinian Authority Arabs were injured Sunday afternoon in an explosion in Jabaliya, according to local sources in Hamas terrorist-ruled Gaza. The cause of the explosion was not revealed. Among the injured were a couple and their son, who were moderately wounded, the source said. The identity of the fourth injured party was also not revealed, nor were the circumstances surrounding the blast. Often in such cases, explosions are the result of a terrorism “work accident” in which terrorists are preparing weapons, rockets or other dangerous explosive materials for use in attacks against Israeli citizens. The IDF said there had...
  • Gaza: Mysterious Blast Hits Home of Senior Terrorist

    01/14/2012 11:08:14 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/12
    Palestinian officials say that at least one person was killed in an explosion that hit a Rafah home of a senior terrorist, Popular Resistance Committees Secretary-General Zuheir Qeisi. At least six other Palestinians were wounded....
  • Haniyeh Promises ‘Difficult Days’ for Israel

    01/09/2012 2:14:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/1/12 | Elad Benari
    Hamas’ Gaza prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh, promised “difficult days” for Israel on Sunday, AFP reported. Speaking at a rally in the Tunisian capital of Tunis, Haniyeh urged Arab Spring revolutionaries to fight for an independent Palestine. AFP reported that he received an ovation from a crowd of some 5,000 men, women and children, who gathered in a stadium waving PLO, Tunisian and Hamas flags. “Israel no longer has allies in Egypt and in Tunisia, we are saying to the Zionist enemies that times have changed and that the time of the Arab Spring, the time of the revolution, of dignity...
  • 2 Dead in IAF Air Strike on Gaza Terrorists

    12/08/2011 5:11:27 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/11 | Chana Yaar
    At least two Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists are dead in Gaza following a targeted, surgical air strike on a vehicle by fighter pilots of the Israeli Air Force. One of the two dead was a senior operative who had coordinated numerous attacks against Israeli civilians. Both were members of a terrorist cell belonging to the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades organization, according to the IDF, who added the cell had been planning to infiltrate Israel's border to carry out another attack. A Gaza Health Ministry official was quoted by the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency as saying that five bystanders were also...
  • IDF to Take Offensive in Gaza If Missiles Attack Resume

    11/15/2011 5:27:14 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/11/11 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    The IDF’s “tit-for-tat” response will be replaced by an offensive in Gaza if missiles attacks resume, Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee Tuesday. He told the Knesset Members on the panel that if Hamas and allied terrorists initiative a new round of fighting, “We will need to shorten the length of fighting as much as possible.” Improved intelligence has enabled the military to pre-empt dozens of terrorists’ missile attacks on southern Israel. The Air Force on Monday successful targeted a terrorist cell trying to launch advanced long-range missiles. At least one...
  • Gaza Terrorists May Be Planning to Down Airliners

    11/12/2011 3:07:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/11 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Israel is speeding up on-board missile defense systems for commercial planes in light of fears that Gaza terrorists have obtained anti-aircraft missiles during the recent war in Libya, defense officials told the Associated Press. It is only a matter of months before the laser-based ”C-Music” system will be installed on approximately 100 Israeli passenger planes, officials added. Video .....
  • Egypt: 'We Kept Israel Out of Gaza''

    10/31/2011 11:21:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/10/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Egyptian officials claim they have prevented Israel from launching a major military incursion into Gaza as rocket and mortar fire from the Hamas-run enclave sharply rose over the weekend. "Egypt succeeded in halting the ongoing tit-for-tat attacks across the border," Yasser Othman, Cairo's ambassador to the Palestinian Authority, told the PA's semi-official Maan News on Monday. Othman said Egyptian efforts would continue until a complete truce is reached in Gaza and Israeli violations stop, adding that Egypt’s ambassador to Israel has been contacted by Israeli officials on a daily basis in order to reach a complete ceasefire. Othman applauded the...
  • Rocket Attacks Continue Overnight; IDF Retaliates

    10/29/2011 10:15:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/10/11 | Elad Benari
    The rocket attacks from Gaza continued overnight Saturday, giving local residents a restless night. Two rockets were fired towards Be’er Sheva just after 3:00 a.m. (Israel time). The rockets exploded in open areas and there were no reports of physical injuries or damage. At about 5:00 a.m. Israel time, a Grad missile exploded north of the city of Ashkelon. There were no physical injuries or damage. Meanwhile, IAF aircraft targeted six terror activity sites in Gaza overnight. Three rocket launching sites and one terror tunnel were targeted in northern Gaza, and two terror activity sites were targeted in southern Gaza....
  • Ashkelon Man Dies in Rocket Attacks; IDF Strikes Back

    10/29/2011 4:23:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/10/11 | David Lev
    A man in his 50s was killed Saturday night as more rockets fell in southern Israel, with missiles hitting Ashkelon. Two people were injured in Ashkelon, as Grad rockets struck several parts of the city. One of the rockets hit in or near a house, and a very loud explosion was heard – indicating the possibility, a Magen David Adom spokesperson said, that a gas canister had been hit. One person was taken to Barzilai Hospital in the city in serious condition, where he later died of his wounds. A second person was injured lightly to moderately when another rocket...
  • Arab Users Tweet: Israel Cares About its Citizens

    10/22/2011 9:13:52 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/10/11 | Elad Benari
    The release of Gilad Shalit has attracted worldwide attention, including Arab users of the Internet who share their thoughts on Twitter.
  • Report Upholds Gaza Blockade, Faults Raid

    09/01/2011 11:51:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/9/11 | Gavriel Queenan
    An advanced copy of the UN Palmer Report - to be released Friday - concludes Israel's naval blockade of Gaza is legal and appropriate, but insists the tactics employed when IDF naval commandoes boarded the infamous Mavi Marmara flagship were "excessive and unreasonable." The 105-page report, obtained by the New York Times, was completed months ago, but its publication was delayed several times as Turkey and Israel sought to mend relations and avoid making the report public. Reactions from both governments contained in the report objected to its conclusions. “Israel faces a real threat to its security from militant groups...
  • Hamas: Gaza Not Safe for Abbas; Unity Deal Dead

    08/30/2011 9:46:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Hamas co-founder Mahmoud Zahar hinted Tuesday there may be attempts on Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas should he visit Gaza. In an interview with the London-based al-Quds al-Arabi, Zahar added Abbas would not be visiting Gaza. Zahar stressed that Hamas was not interested in jeopardizing the internal security situation in the Gaza Strip should Abbas decide to visit and cause internal Fatah violence to occur as a result of "unsettled accounts." According to al-Quds al-Arabi, Zahar may have been referring to the ongoing conflict between the Palestinian Authority chairman and ex-Fatah official and strident Abbas critic Muhammad Dahlan. Recently, pointing...
  • IDF Rescues Arab Mother and Baby from Gaza Rocket Attack

    08/28/2011 2:22:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/8/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The IDF has rescued an Arab woman and her baby daughter after they received medical care in Israel and then were caught in a Hamas mortar shell attack on the Erez Crossing to northern Gaza. The commander of the Erez crossing and another security officer brought the woman and baby to a protected shelter at the crossing where they were given a meal for the end of the daily fast during the Muslim month of Ramadan. Two other Arab women and another baby, who had received Israel's medical care, managed to cross into Gaza before the explosions at the crossing,...
  • 2 Wounded, 21 Rockets and Mortars Fired at Southern Israel

    08/24/2011 11:21:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/11 | Chana Ya'ar & Elad Benari
    Another sleepless night for the residents of southern Israel as Gaza terrorists launch at least 19 rocket and mortar attacks at communities across the region. Two Israelis were wounded in the night-long barrage, including a baby. A few minutes after midnight, three medium-range Grad Katyusha missiles were fired at Be'er Sheva. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted two of the projectiles, destroying them upon impact. The third landed in an open area on the outskirts of the city. No physical injuries or damage was reported. At around the same time, the Color Red rocket alert system also activated for Ofakim,...
  • IDF Planes Attack Two Terrorists

    08/24/2011 1:13:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/8/11
    IDF planes attacked two terrorists in northern Gaza early Wednesday, shortly after terrorists fired two rockets at Israeli targets. The two terrorists were targeted specifically by the planes, an IDF statement said. “The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and will respond with determination to any attempt to use terror against the State of Israel,” the IDF statement said.