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  • State Department: Kerry Has 'Made Progress' in Ceasefire Bid

    07/31/2014 2:41:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/8/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has "made some progress" in complicated talks to try to reach a ceasefire in Gaza, his department said Thursday. "We know we're not there yet. But I think we have made some progress," said deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, according to AFP. "The secretary is very engaged in it. And hopefully soon we'll be able to get something temporary in place," she added. Harf refused to be drawn further, including whether Washington was still trying to put in place a 24-hour truce or something longer, nor would she be drawn on how much...
  • MK Feiglin: Take Gaza, Pay People to Leave

    07/31/2014 2:33:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    Feiglin does not believe in going after rocket launchers or tunnels. Gaza should be retaken in whole, he said, by directly attacking the Hamas leadership and striving for victory, and doing so according to Jewish law, without sacrificing soldiers in order to save members of the local population, which voted Hamas into power. Once this is accomplished, the terrorists who fight Israel must be destroyed, he said, and the remaining population should be encouraged to leave through monetary compensation. Surveys show that 80% of Gazans would like to leave the Mediterranean coastal strip and move elsewhere in the world. The...
  • Hamas Arch-Terrorist: No Ceasefire Until Siege Ends

    07/29/2014 3:53:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/7/14 | Elad Benari
    In a rare audio message, the head of Hamas’s “military wing” declared on Tuesday that the only way to reach a ceasefire in Gaza is for Israel to end its “siege” on the coastal territory. The message by Mohammed Deif, head of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, was broadcast on Hamas’s television network, and is the first official statement by Deif since Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012. In the message, the arch-terrorist repeated Hamas’s conditions for a ceasefire, saying, "The firing will stop only if the [Israeli] aggression ends only if and the blockade is lifted. The Zionist entity...
  • 6 Soldiers Wounded by Mortar Shells as Sirens Sound in Jerusalem

    07/29/2014 3:28:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/7/14 | Talia Blatman
    Six soldiers were wounded on Tuesday evening by a barrage of mortar shells in the Gaza Region. The condition of the six wounded soldiers has not yet been made public. Yesterday, four soldiers were killed by mortar shells near Israel’s border with Gaza: Staff Sergeant Eliav Eliahu Chaim Kachlon, aged 22 from Tzfat; Corporal Meidan Maimon Bitton, aged 20 from Netivot; Corporal Niran Cohen, aged 20 from Tiberias; and Sergeant Major Adi Brigga, aged 23 from Beit Shikmah. Earlier on Tuesday night, at around 8:20 p.m. sirens were heard in Beit Shemesh, the communities comprising the Mateh Yehudah region, and...
  • Obama Speaks to Netanyahu, Stresses Need for Ceasefire

    07/27/2014 4:14:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/7/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening, and stressed the need for an immediate and sustainable ceasefire in Gaza. “The President underscored the United States’ strong condemnation of Hamas’ rocket and tunnel attacks against Israel and reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself,” said a statement from the White House. “The President also reiterated the United States’ serious and growing concern about the rising number of Palestinian civilian deaths and the loss of Israeli lives, as well as the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza,” it added. According to the statement, Obama “made clear the strategic...
  • Fatah Declares War on Israel

    The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade of Judea and Samaria, the military wing of Fatah (PLO), headed by Mahmoud Abbas, who also serves as the "President of Palestine" and head of the PLO, has declared "open war" against the "Zionist enemy." In a ecorded message from July 23, three armed terrorists from the al-Aqsa brigade announced that they would not sit idly by during the Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip, and that they intend to bring the struggle deep into Israeli territory. "The language of blood is the only way to answer Zionist aggression", they said, stating that international law permits...
  • Kerry told Hamas many of its demands would be met under ceasefire deal’

    07/26/2014 2:40:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 26/7/14 | Avi Issacharoff
    US Secretary of State John Kerry informed Hamas via Qatar last week that under his proposal for a ceasefire with Israel, based on the original Egyptian initiative, the US would guarantee the fulfillment of many of Hamas’s demands for an end to the war, Palestinian sources told The Times of Israel on Saturday. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Kerry’s handling of the ceasefire effort was castigated by Israeli sources on Friday and Saturday, and the Israeli security cabinet unanimously rejected his ceasefire proposal on Friday night. The...
  • IDF Returns Fire After Terrorists Attack From Gaza Hospital

    07/23/2014 5:44:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/7/14 | Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Soffer
    The IDF has struck a terrorist position in Gaza's Al Wafa hospital, illustrating the highly sensitive and illegal use of civilian targets as human shields by Hamas and other Gazan terrorist groups. IDF sources say that the controversial decision to attack the position was taken after several days in which ground forces came under heavy fire from gunmen positioned inside the hospital grounds. The fire reportedly included both light weaponry and heavy anti-tank missiles directed towards IDF armored vehicles. "The hospital premises were being used as war rooms and command centers by the terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad," said...
  • Soldier: Terrorists Charged with Babies in Hand

    07/22/2014 4:34:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/14 | Shimon Cohen, Maayana Miskin
    Wounded soldiers have given shocking testimony regarding Hamas’ use of young children as human shields. Parents of wounded soldiers spoke to Kol Yisrael on Tuesday and shared some of the disturbing stories they had heard from their sons. They said soldiers have repeatedly seen young children in Sheijaya, Gaza, be sent out into the streets with guns to try to attack IDF troops. One parent reported that terrorists had run at IDF soldiers with a gun in one hand and a baby in the other, apparently in hopes that the soldiers would see the child and hold their fire. If...
  • Netanyahu: We're 'Turning Back' the Disengagement

    07/20/2014 3:09:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the nation and answered reporters' questions Sunday evening during the prime time newscasts after 8:00 p.m., and spelled out relatively modest aims for Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, which completes its 13th day Sunday night. In response to a question, Netanyahu said that Israel has embarked on a gradual process of undoing the harm done by the 2005 unilateral Gaza withdrawal known as the Disengagement, which ended up allowing Hamas to take over Gaza. At the time, he noted, he had warned that the vacuum left behind by Israel would be filled by Hamas, which...
  • Watch: IDF Blows Up Terror Tunnel

    07/20/2014 10:39:06 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/7/14 | David Lev
    A video released by the IDF Sunday shows soldiers in action, destroying a tunnel dug by Hamas terrorists into Israel. The video shows the soldiers stringing explosives and blowing the tunnel up. “This is one of the first tunnels we found during this operation,” a soldier tells the camera. “It was dug in order to infiltrate Israeli communities. The IDF said Sunday that in three days of the ground campaign in Operation Protective Edge, soldiers had found and destroyed dozens of tunnels dug by Hamas terrorists into Israeli territory. Video
  • Thirteen IDF Soldiers Killed in Gaza

    07/20/2014 10:33:10 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/7/14 | David Lev
    Thirteen IDF soldiers have been killed since Saturday night, the IDF said. The process of identifying the bodies is still ongoing. Golani Brigade, armor and engineering corps forces were met with effective close range guerrilla actions in Shejaiya, Gaza. The dead are apparently all from the Golani Brigade. The Brigade's commander, Col. Rasan Alian, was also lightly injured. According to Channel 2, there were several incidents that involved IDF deaths that occurred one after the other after midnight. In the most serious incident, around 1:00 a.m., an armored personnel carrier hit a large explosive charge, or may have been hit...
  • Kerry Blasts Israel in Hot Mic Moment

    07/20/2014 10:26:22 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    In an unusual moment during Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace presented Secretary of State John Kerry with video recorded before he came on air. Wallace presented the segment as being in reference to civilians killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip, writes the Washington Post. "While you were on camera and while on microphone," Wallace said, "you spoke to one of your top aides between the interviews about the situation in Israel." He then played what the network had recorded. In the clip, Kerry is holding a cellphone conversation with an unidentified person, but Kerry's comments are clear. "It's...
  • Hamas Praises Zoabi For Mocking Ground Offensive

    07/19/2014 5:17:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/7/14 | Hezki Ezra & Tova Dvorin
    Israeli Arab MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) continued to openly encourage Hamas in the battle against Israel's self-defense operation, giving another inflammatory interview to Al-Jazeera Saturday " " . "The Israeli Home Front Command is afraid of casualties rising following a ground operation," Zoabi said. "The Israeli public cannot stand [the idea that] confrontation will injure more and more IDF soldiers." "Israeli society is interested in a brief ground offensive, to reduce IDF casualties," she added. Zoabi stated that the Hamas escalation took Israel "by surprise." "The Israeli public was certainly surprised that rockets reached Tel Aviv," she boasted. "Israel tried...
  • Bennett: Hamas Committing 'Self-Genocide'

    07/17/2014 3:28:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/7/14 | Hezki Ezra
    In a special interview on CNN Wednesday night, Economics Minister Naftali Bennett said that incidents such as the killing of four children on a Gaza beach earlier Wednesday were entirely the fault of Hamas – and were no accident. “I think it is terrible that Hamas is butchering its own children like this,” Bennett told senior CNN correspondent Wolf Blitzer. “I would never take my children and place them next to rocket missile launchers,” knowing that it was likely to be targeted by the IDF, he said. “Hamas is conducting massive self-genocide, taking women and children and placing them next...
  • Hamas Threatens Israel: You'll Pay for Ground Operation

    07/17/2014 3:20:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/7/14 | Elad Benari
    Hamas threatened Israel on Thursday evening and warned that it will pay a "high price" for launching a ground assault on Gaza. "The start of the Israeli ground attack on Gaza is a dangerous step, the consequences of which have not been calculated," Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said in a statement quoted by AFP. "Israel will pay a high price and Hamas is ready for the confrontation," he declared. "With this action the Israeli government seeks to restore the morale of its soldiers and the morale of its army leadership - a leadership that is collapsing because of the qualitative...
  • IDF Launches Ground Operation against Gaza

    07/17/2014 12:56:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/17/14 | Gil Ronen
    The Prime Minister's Office has issued a statement that says the IDF has embarked on a ground assault into Gaza against Hamas's tunnels. The operation is deemed as "limited" and will probably not go further than two or three kilometers into Gaza's territory. This is deemed to be deep enough in enemy land to find the openings into Hamas's attack tunnels, like the one that was used in Thursday morning's infiltration into Israel by 13 terrorists. Egypt, meanwhile, has issued a statement saying that Hamas is to blame for the possible deaths of hundreds of Gazan civilians. The statement appears...
  • After Another Rocket Salvo, Hamas Agrees to UN Ceasefire

    07/16/2014 5:11:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/7/14 | Elad Benari
    Hamas agreed on Wednesday night to a temporary humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, but not before firing another salvo of rockets towards Israel. "The group agrees to a ceasefire for five hours," starting from 10:00 a.m. local time Thursday, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement quoted by the AFP news agency. "The Palestinian factions agreed to accept the offer from the United Nations for a cooling-down on the ground for five hours starting from 10 in the morning," he told the news agency. Shortly before 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning, however, sirens were heard in the Eshkol region, Hof...
  • Kerry: We're Working Hard to Achieve Ceasefire

    07/16/2014 3:40:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/7/14 | Elad Benari
    The United States is doing "everything in our power" to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday, according to AFP. "Our concern is to have a legitimate ceasefire and see if we can find a way to stop the conflict and killing so we can get to the real issues that are underlying it," Kerry told reporters as he met his counterpart from Luxembourg. "And we're doing everything in our power," said Kerry, adding that he has been speaking to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Arab officials. .....
  • Hamas Rocket Strikes Gaza Electric Supply, Israel not Fixing It

    07/13/2014 2:41:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/7/14 | Yosef Berger
    Seventy thousand Gazans from Khan Younis and Deir el-Balah were in the dark Sunday night after a Hamas rocket hit the power line that supplies electricity to those places. It's not clear when Israel Electric Company workers will be able to repair the system, but they are apparently in no rush to do so. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has asked the IEC not to risk the lives of its employees in trying to restore power to the affected sector in Gaza, an operation that could take hours. As Operation Protective Edge enters its seventh day, many Israelis are demanding that...
  • Hamas Fires Rockets at Ben Gurion Airport

    07/12/2014 3:44:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Sirens sounded in the Tel Aviv area on Friday morning at approximately 10:45 a.m., in what Hamas claims to be its first attack targeting the Ben Gurion International Airport. The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system shot down three rockets over the Tel Aviv area, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Office. However, shrapnel from the intercepted rockets has fallen in multiple places throughout the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, including one near a gas station; no injuries or damage have been reported. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, boasting that this is the first time they have specifically targeted Ben Gurion Airport,...
  • Erdogan to Israel: Stop Attacking Gaza or No Normalization

    07/10/2014 9:28:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/14 | Elad Benari
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on Thursday that his country’s ties with Israel would not return to normal unless Israel ceases its offensive on Gaza, AFP reports. "You will first stop this oppression. If not, it is not possible to realize normalization between Turkey and Israel," Erdogan said in the central Anatolian city of Yozgat after a dinner breaking the daily Ramadan fast. .....
  • South Africa Compares Gaza Operation to Nazis' Actions

    07/10/2014 9:21:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/14 | Elad Benari
    South Africa’s ruling party on Thursday issued a statement in which it compared Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza to the actions of the Nazis during World War II. The statement by the African National Congress (ANC) did not mention the rocket attacks from Gaza which led Israel to launch Operation Protective Edge. “The African National Congress (ANC), condemns in the strongest terms, the barbaric attacks on the defenseless Palestinian people of Gaza,” said the statement by the party’s Deputy Secretary General, Jessie Duarte. “As we move towards the month of August and are reminded of [the] atrocities of Nazi Germany, surely...
  • Seeking Human Shields, Hamas Tells Gazans to Ignore IDF Warnings

    07/10/2014 2:43:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/7/14 | Yosef Berger & Ari Soffer
    Hamas has instructed Gaza residents to ignore text messages and phone calls urging them to evacuate buildings, in an apparent effort to grow its supply of "human shields." The calls and messages are sent by Israeli military officials in order to give civilians time to evacuate the area, and are communicated before the IDF targets a house terrorists were using as cover for firing missiles at Israel or for other military purposes. The Hamas-run Palestinian Authority Interior Ministry said in a message to Gaza residents that the messages "are designed to weaken our resolve and to sow panic and fear...
  • IDF Chief of Staff Approves Ground Offensive Plans

    07/09/2014 3:03:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, has approved all of the plans for an IDF ground offensive into Gaza, IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Moti Almoz said Wednesday evening. He added that the pressure on Gaza will grow in the coming hours and the IAF attacks will become even more intense. According to statistics released by the IDF Wednesday, about 300 rockets have been fired at Israel since Operation Protective Edge began two days ago. Seventy-two rockets hit Israel in the course of Wednesday, by about 8:00 p.m. ..... One rocket scored a direct hit on a home in...
  • Abbas calls for an immediate end of Israeli strikes in Gaza

    07/07/2014 3:41:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/7/14 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday night call for an immediate end of Israeli military strikes in the Gaza Strip. Abbas also urged the international community to intervene instantly to put an end to the Israeli attacks which, he cautioned, would plunge the region into more destruction and instability. Abbas affirmed the need to maintain the truce in the Gaza Strip to "save the lives of our people and their property and spare the innocent." He said that the PA leadership was holding contacts with several Arab and international parties...
  • Former Intelligence Chief Predicts Gaza Operation

    07/05/2014 4:42:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/14 | Orly Harari, Tova Dvorin
    Former military intelligence chief Amos Yadlin rejected criticism over a lack of deterrence against Hamas on Saturday, insisting that the only reason rockets have not reached Be'er Sheva and Tel Aviv is due to the threat of IAF retaliation. "It is not true that there is no deterrence," Yadlin stated. "Hamas can fire hundreds of rockets at Tel Aviv and Beersheba, and does not actually do so." Despite this, Yadlin admitted that another operation in Gaza is likely on the horizon. "I have no doubt we are looking at another round with Hamas," admitted Yadlin. "It will be very difficult."...
  • Parts of Sderot in Darkness After Gaza Rocket Attack

    07/02/2014 3:57:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/14 | Elad Benari
    A rocket fired by Gaza terrorists on Wednesday night, shortly before 1:00 a.m. exploded near a home in the city of Sderot and caused it minor damages. The rocket hit a local power line and caused blackouts in parts of the city, but there were no reports of physical injuries. Two other rockets exploded in open areas in the Shaar Hanegev region. There were no physical injuries or damages. The latest rocket fire follows a barrage of at least 20 rockets that were fired at southern Israel on Wednesday. A continuous rain of rockets have been fired on Israel this...
  • Op-Ed: Shimon Peres: Farewell to the Man and his Dream

    06/10/2014 3:39:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/14 | Jack Engelhard
    ..... Here is what I had to say the next morning in the following dispatch for Arutz Sheva…note the date and note that it still hurts: A Dreamer Dreams in Cherry Hill First posting: March 29, 2004 Israel's grand diplomat, Shimon Peres, came to New Jersey this past Sunday night, to a synagogue in Cherry Hill, and found an audience of some 1,500 that agreed with him from A to Z, or if you please, from Aleph to Tav. He is a charmer and he charmed. He is a dreamer and he dreamed. None of this is so simple, of...
  • Navy Fires at Gaza Boats, Injuries Reported

    05/20/2014 12:25:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/14 | Gil Ronen
    n IDF Navy force opened fire Monday at a Palestinian Arab boats that strayed from the permitted zone in the waters off of southern Gaza. The boats were lightly damaged and two of the people aboard them were taken to questioning. Voice of Israel public radio adds that Gaza Arab media reported that two Palestinian fishermen suffered moderate injuries from shots fired at them by the Egyptian Navy, off of Rafah. It is not clear if the two reports refer to the same incident, or to two different ones. Gaza, which is controlled by a genocidal Islamist Hamas regime, shares...
  • 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...