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IDF forces at the Al-Jalama checkpoint near Jenin, following a drive-by terrorist attack earlier in the month, Jan. 18, 2018. Photo by Basel Awidat/Flash90.

Four terrorists killed, two IDF soldiers wounded in clashes during pursuit of Hamas operatives

Palestinian gunmen opened fire on Israel Defense Forces troops conducting a counterterrorism operation in the Jenin and Ramallah areas in the early hours of Sunday morning, the IDF said in a statement. At least four...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks during a press conference at the IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv, April 22, 2021. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Gantz holds security briefing with IDF officials, talks about confronting terror groups

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Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz toured the Israel Defense Forces Central Command on Tuesday and held a situation assessment with senior commanders. According to a statement by Gantz’s office, he was joined by IDF Chief...
The Israel Navy welcomed 38 new officers into its ranks during a ceremony at Haifa Naval Base on Sept. 12, 2021. Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

Israeli Navy salutes 38 new officers at ceremony in Haifa

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The Israeli Navy welcomed 38 new officers into its ranks during a ceremony held at Haifa Naval Base on Sunday evening. The graduates of the 143rd Naval Academy Course, who also completed academic studies at...
Omar Bar-Lev, Dec. 28, 2011. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Irsaeli public security minister announces inquiry committee into prison break

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Israel’s Public Security Minister Omar Bar-Lev announced on Thursday the formation of a government inquiry commission to examine the failures that enabled the escape of six convicted Palestinian terrorists from Gilboa Prison on Monday. The decision was...
Israel Defense Forces soldiers with Tavor rifles. Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

After just a decade in use, IDF retires ‘futuristic’ Tavor rifle

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For years, the Israeli “Tavor” was marketed as the rifle of the future, and many of the Israel Defense Forces infantry fighters proudly carried it, enthusiastic about its convenience and futuristic look. Just 10 years...
U.S. Navy and Israeli Navy sailors during the “Noble Waters” exercise. Credit: IDF.

Israel officially moves into US military’s CENTCOM area of responsibility

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Israel officially moved into the U.S. Central Command’s (CENTCOM) area of responsibility on Sept. 1, taking over from the European Command (EUCOM) in a transfer announced earlier this year during the final days of...
A Palestinian policeman inspects a truckload of textiles at the Kerem Shalom crossing in the Gaza Strip, June 21, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Israel agrees to relax restrictions on the Gaza Strip

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Israel approved a series of steps on Wednesday to relax restrictions on the Gaza Strip that were imposed since the IDF’s “Operation Guardian of the Walls” took place between May 10-21. The easing includes expanding...
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi speaks during a swearing-in ceremony for incoming head of the Central Command, Brig. Gen. Yehuda Fuchs, at the IDF Central Command headquarters in Jerusalem on Aug. 11, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

‘Israel will not shy away from another Gaza war’

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Israel will not hesitate to launch another campaign in the Gaza Strip if tensions on the border continue to escalate, Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi said on Monday. “As soon...
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi speaks during a swearing in ceremony for incoming head of the Central Command, Brig. Gen. Yehuda Fuchs held at the IDF Central Command headquarters in Jerusalem on August 11, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

As nuclear diplomacy stalls, Israel places military option back on table

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The statement on Wednesday by Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, about intensifying efforts to prepare an Israeli military option against Iran’s nuclear program, will be closely analyzed in the Islamic Republic. The...
Iranian C-14 class missile boat. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Report: IDF intensifies attack options against Iranian missile, nuclear program

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Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi said on Wednesday that Iran’s nuclear progress has led the military to hasten its operational preparations for preparing an attack option against Tehran’s nuclear...