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Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on May 5, 2019. Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90
After media around the world reported that an Israeli missile had killed a baby and its pregnant mother in Gaza during the recent eruption of violence, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization may have inadvertently revealed that a rocket from Gaza was responsible for their deaths. “A leak from the heroes of the Sarayat al-Quds on the circumstances of...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits IDF wounded soldiers at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited wounded soldiers at a hospital in southern Israel on Monday after a weekend of hostilities, where the Israeli leader said that the “rules of the game” have changed in the Gaza Strip. “In the last two days, we resumed the policy of eliminating senior terrorists. We killed dozens of Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists,...
The scene where an apartment building was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip in Ashkelon, southern Israel, on May 5, 2019. Photo by Noam Rivkin Fenton/Flash90.
The Israel Defense Forces eased security restrictions in Beersheva, Ashdod, Ashkelon and the Gaza periphery on Monday morning, all but confirming the institution of a ceasefire between Gaza leadership and Israel. Since the latest round of rocket fire from Gaza began on Saturday, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad have launched an estimated 700 rockets at Israeli civilian population centers. Four...
Israeli warplanes are flying towards the Gaza Strip as it seen from the Israeli side on May 5, 2019. Credit: Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.
As of Sunday evening, four Israeli civilians have been killed after terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad launched more than 600 rockets and mortars from Gaza into Israel. By doing so, Hamas and Islamic Jihad commit a double war crime by firing at civilians while hiding behind civilians. A delegation of U.S. ambassadors currently visiting Israel published a joint...
Twitter graphic. Credit: edar/Pixabay.
Hundreds of fake and bot accounts have been promoting a Twitter campaign calling on artists and others to boycott this month’s Eurovision song contest in Israel, according to a report by the country’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs. The report revealed data indicating the use of a number of fraudulent methods, including bots and fake accounts using “Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior” to create the...
Blue and White Party chairman and Knesset member Benny Gantz lights a memorial candle with his sons during a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at the Knesset in Jerusalem, May 2, 2019. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.
The annual “Every Person Has a Name” ceremony was held at the Knesset on Thursday, the Knesset members reading off the names of Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust. The ceremony, which was established 20 years ago by then-Knesset speaker, Holocaust survivor and partisan fighter Dov Shilansky, was named for a poem by the...
Amazon Go store. Credit: SounderBruce/Wikimedia Commons.
Amazon is expected to enter the Israeli marketplace, with the online retailer sending an email on Monday night to Israeli sellers already using its site “to register to reach customers in Israel,” reported Ynet on Tuesday. Amazon will operate in the Jewish state as merchants will operate on the platform and be responsible for shipping and handling, according to Ynet. This system is known...
A researcher at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa on Feb. 19, 2019. Photo: Hadas Parush/Flash90.
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that a drug used to treat multiple sclerosis may help epilepsy patients. Published in the scientific journal Neuron, the findings of Professor Inna Slutsky of the university’s faculty of medicine and school of neuroscience center around the mechanism that regulates neural activity. The team found that the DHODH gene is key to triggering neural activity,...
Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan speaks during a press conference for the foreign media on Feb. 3, 2019. Photo: Flash90.
In a Facebook post about Saturday’s synagogue shooting in Poway, Calif., Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan claimed the shooter had been influenced by a blatantly anti-Semitic cartoon that appeared last week in The New York Times. Erdan wrote that anti-Semitism in political cartoons extended beyond the pages of newspapers and turned into the “blood of Jews” being spilled in synagogues or other...
The head of the IDF’s Northern Command, Maj. Gen. Yoel Strik, met with the UNIFIL Cmdr. Gen. Stefano Del Col from Italy, and toured the area of a cross-border attack tunnel exposed after being dug from Lebanon into Israel, Dec. 6, 2018. Credit: IDF Spokesperson Unit.
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) confirmed on Thursday that a tunnel discovered by Israel earlier this year alongside the Lebanese-Israeli border, dug by the terrorist group Hezbollah, was the third violation of a ceasefire measure. “UNIFIL’s independent assessment confirms that this tunnel crosses the Blue Line in violation of Resolution 1701,” said the peacekeeping group. U.N. Resolution 1701...

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