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The Israeli forces later killed "two [more] terrorists who infiltrated into Israel [and] hurled explosive devices at IDF soldiers." Over the past month, Israeli soldiers have killed almost 50 Palestinians on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, including most aggressive participants of mass demonstrations, ...
This includes 30 disabled IDF veterans who died of their injuries during the past year and were recognized as fallen soldiers. The number of those killed since 1860 defending Israel and the pre-state community is 23,645. These numbers include not only IDF soldiers, but also police officers, prison service ...

Education Minister Naftali Bennett came out Tuesday in defense of the Israeli soldiers seen in a video clip cheering after watching a sniper shoot a Palestinian approaching the border fence with the Gaza Strip. The IDF claims the video was filmed several months ago. “Anyone who was ever on the ...
"I can't fire because of the barbed wire," the sniper responds a short time later. "Take out the one in the pink," the other soldier says after a few moments. IDF soldiers cheer as you hear the gunshot and see the Palestinian man fall. "Son of a bitch!" one soldier, who appears to have recorded the video, yells.
The Israeli Defense Force say a Palestinian who is seen being shot in a viral video was a man who had led a "violent riot." The video of the incident, which the IDF says happened in December 2017, first emerged on Monday. Soldiers can be heard in the footage excitedly discussing their target and ...
The Union of Journalists in Israel addressed IDF's chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot on Saturday following Murtaja's death. "The union demands explanations regarding the shooting of journalists and the orders given to soldiers on the Gaza border pertaining to members of the press," said a tweet on the Union's ...

Palestinian demonstrators face IDF soldiers near the fence in the northern Gaza Strip, March 30, 2018. JACK GUEZ/ AFP. IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot is in southern Israel to monitor the situation on the ground, as nearly 900 Palestinians demonstrated throughout the West Bank today in a parallel ...
The truth, Erez said, is precisely the opposite: Transgender soldiers make an army more effective, not less so. Ofer Erez, Israel's first openly transgender commanding officer, during his service in the Israel Erez, as an IDF soldier. Helped to drive some of the changes in the army with respect to transgenders.
Azaria last month was convicted on charges of manslaughter and conduct unbecoming an IDF soldier, after shooting a terrorist in Chevron on Purim 2016 when the terrorist was neutralized and on the ground, after he had been shot when he tried to stab soldiers. At his trial, defense attorneys stressed ...
Despite violent protests to this by some Haredis, including assaults against Haredi conscripts, their numbers are rising, according to the IDF. Their number rose dramatically from just a few dozen in 1999 to 2,850 recruits in 2016, according to the news site NRG. “The sight of an effigy of a soldier hanging ...
During this assault, one soldier broke the hand of an Agence France-Presse photographer, Jaafar Shtayyeh, as he tried to protect his face from the soldier's baton. At least one other photographer was wounded in the arms and legs and several cameras were broken. While Shtayyeh was curled up in pain ...
Not long after the incident, Palestinian rights groups — backed by the CCTV footage — reported that al-Saradih had been beaten to death by the soldiers. At that point the IDF Spokesperson changed its version of the events several times. At first, the IDF Spokesperson claimed that “a terrorist armed with a ...
Video published on social media Thursday appears to show IDF soldiers beating to death a Palestinian man during an arrest raid in the Palestinian city of Jericho, ... The army initially accused Saradih of attempting to steal the soldier's weapon, but changed its story after video of the incident was published.
The action series “Fauda” is now portraying soldiers who go undercover as Palestinians, while the real undercover soldiers are sitting at their bases, not to mention at home. On an especially good day they go out on daring missions over enemy lines; they blend into stone-throwing demonstrations by ...
In the video, two Palestinians are shown trying to instigate a confrontation with an IDF soldier on the other side of the fence. "Come down here if you're a ... On Friday, clashes erupted between Palestinian rioters and IDF soldiers near Khan Yunis and in the northern Gaza Strip. Three rioters were reported ...
The video shows the man, 33-year-old Yasin al-Saradih, running in the direction of soldiers while holding an object resembling a lamp or a stool, before one soldier appears around a corner and attempts to shoot at him. More and more soldiers then appear and beat Saradih, which continues as they drag ...
Overnight Wednesday, IDF soldiers raided a weapons cache in the Arab village of Kfar Yatta near Chevron. Soldiers discovered handguns, bullets and other items, some of which had been produced in a workshop in the village. All the weapons were confiscated, and the Arabs who had them were arrested.

Several windows in the house were shattered by the force of the blast. Jarrar leaped out of bed and rushed to be with the children. IDF jeeps were parked outside. A huge dog, apparently from Oketz, the army's canine unit, was brought into the house, followed by at least 20 soldiers, according to the couple.
A total of 10 IDF soldiers were wounded in the accident, including one seriously, one moderately and another eight who sustained light wounds. The two fatalities were identified as Stf. Sergeant Bar Yaacobian, 19, of Netiv Ha'asarah in the south, and Stf. Sergeant Eshto Tesfo, 21, of Petah Tikvah.
However, for many of Israel's brave soldiers, their mission is to integrate into Arab society or camouflage themselves to perform daring undercover operations. This is especially true for soldiers in the Duvdevan and Sayeret Matkal units. “IDF soldiers serving in Duvdevan disguise themselves by wearing ...
It was initially assessed by the IDF that the F-16 was downed by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles, but a spokesperson indicated that the crash could have been caused by shrapnel rather than a direct hit. ... "We salute our pilots, soldiers and commanders, especially the Chief-of-Staff [Eizenkot]," Netanyahu said.
A moderately injured soldier was transported along with several others to the hospital for medical treatment. ... The brawl occurred outside of the mess hall, when IDF Technology and Maintenance Corps soldiers from the 20th Training Base and IDF Military Police soldiers from the 13th Training Base began ...
Yonatan Geffen, a 70-year-old Israeli poet and songwriter, published a short poem celebrating teenage activist Ahed Tamimi, who has become an iconic figure after videos of her confronting IDF soldiers from two years ago and last December went viral. Calling Tamimi “a beautiful 17-year-old girl,” the poet ...
IDF officials said that the vehicle driven by an Arab had received a permit to enter the tourist site. He passed through the entry gate but suddenly veered at high speed in the direction of soldiers, hitting one of them. Soldiers managed to halt the vehicle and arrest the Arab. The soldier was treated on site ...
Four IDF soldiers of the Gaza Division's Bedouin Reconnaissance unit have been indicted on charges of aggravated assault for attacking a fellow soldier, identified as Corporal G. According to Ynet news, the violence occurred over a period of months at a military post near the Kerem Shalom border ...
The family “star,” Ahed Tamimi, 16, was arrested last month after she was documented provoking IDF soldiers and then assaulting them as they operated to quell a violent protest in the village of Nabi Saleh. Tamimi and her family routinely engage in provoactions against the IDF. The blonde-haired ...
About an hour after Mohammed was shot in the head at short range by an Israel Defense Forces soldier (or a Border Policeman), his now-better-known cousin, Ahed Tamimi, went to the yard of her house and tried to forcibly expel the two soldiers who had invaded her turf, while the camera rolled.
According to initial reports by the Israeli army, these two soldiers were said to have acted professionally, demonstrating restraint and refraining from being dragged into violence. A statement from the IDF added that the soldiers could have arrested the girls at the time of the incident because they “used ...
Unlike the 18-year-old in the next bunk, nobody is drafting or otherwise forcing the enlistment of the IDF's American, French, British, Canadian, Swiss, South African, Australian, Peruvian and Filipino lone soldiers. So why would 7,200 young Jews from across the globe sign up for several years of hard labor, ...
IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot has decided to establish a training school for the Israeli military's elite commando brigade, the army announced on Sunday. Established in December 2015, the 89th Oz (Courage) Brigade brings together four special forces units, as part of the 98th Paratroopers ...
IDF soldiers overnight Monday seized weapons that were to be used in terror attacks. Soldiers, working with police, discovered a cache of weapons in Anata, a village north of Yerushalayim, and seized hand guns, components for the assembly of rifles, ammunition, commando knives and more. Several ...
"Moments ago, an assailant with two knives ran towards IDF troops at the Beit Einun Junction, north of Hebron, in order to commit a terror attack. IDF soldiers neutralized the assailant, no shots were fired. No injuries reported," the IDF wrote on its Twitter page on Monday. An Israeli soldier is seen next to an ...
One IDF soldier was injured lightly in a rock throwing attack by Arab rioters in the village of Kafr Halat, near Jenin. Soldiers were in the village to arrest rioters who had participated in terror activities in recent weeks, in a wide-ranging operation that saw soldiers nab terrorists throughout Judea and Samaria.
Ahed Tamimi, 16, was charged with aggravated assault, hindering a soldier in the line of duty, incitement, threatening a soldier's life and rock throwing. The indictment covers six different incidents in recent months in which she got into altercations with Israeli soldiers, including the Dec. 15, 2017 incident ...
(JTA) — Two Israel Defense Forces soldiers were arrested Sunday night in connection with an on-base attack against a Druze soldier. The soldier, who said he was attacked and beaten by fellow soldiers on his base in northern Israel, was taken to the hospital with a broken nose, and cuts on his head and ...
According to a statement released by the victim's family, the Druze soldier was at first “savagely kicked and punched” for refusing to vacate his own dorm. He was assaulted again the next day, leaving the soldier unconscious with a broken nose, “bleeding and humiliated on the ground.” Soldiers and officers ...
According to a statement released by the victim's family, the Druze soldier was at first “savagely kicked and punched” for refusing to vacate his own dorm. He was assaulted again the next day, leaving the soldier unconscious with a broken nose, “bleeding and humiliated on the ground.” Soldiers and officers ...
“The pictures are harsh We have an excellent [IDF] chief of staff, I trust that the incident will be investigated, the lessons will be learned and those activists who attacked will be tried,” said Bennett. Attacking a soldier is a crime which carries a punishment of up to seven years in prison, he added. “Their place ...
(JTA) — Two Israel Defense Forces soldiers were arrested Sunday night in connection with an on-base attack against a Druze soldier. The soldier, who said he was attacked and beaten by fellow soldiers on his base in northern Israel, was taken to the hospital with a broken nose, and cuts on his head and ...
At least 19 Palestinians were wounded on Thursday in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza during clashes with Israeli soldiers following U.S. President ... Several new army battalions would be deployed and other forces put on standby, a military statement said, calling the measures "part of the IDF's ...
As we observed, a fellow soldier began to curse the demonstrators, calling them savages and beasts. I turned to him and asked him what he would do if fully armed Arab soldiers showed up at his building at dawn, demanded papers, searched private spaces and possessions, and barricaded themselves on ...
The IDF attacked four terror targets in the Gaza Strip on Thursday after at least 15 mortar shells were fired at soldiers near the northern Gaza border.At least 15 mortar shells were fired at IDF soldiers who were conducting engineering works near the northern Gaza border on Thursday. The IDF retaliated by ...
Activists in the area reported that dozens of IDF soldiers arrived in herding villages located in the northern Jordan Valley, who were notified 3 ...
IDF combat soldiers go through incredibly difficult training. Often, something as small as a morale-boosting song gets them through the day.
But it ended up sparking a debate about the reliability of its testimony, the legitimacy of defaming the IDF and its soldiers and raising money to ...
Malak Khamed, convicted of murdering an IDF soldier in a ramming attack, was given two life sentences in Ofer military court on Wednesday.
Israeli President Rivlin rejects pardon For IDF soldier over killing of ... events and the trial on IDF soldiers and on youths awaiting conscription.
A soldier admitted to beating a passive Palestinian, and his fellow soldiers and a police investigation declared he was lying. The story of the ...
IDF Soldiers Petition Chief to Restore Army Bible Studies ... supports Israeli soldier welfare outside of the IDF budget, with Breaking Israel News. ... The petition, signed by more than 800 IDF soldiers, credits Rabbi Einhorn with ...
The support of pro-Israel Jews and Christians abroad tells IDF soldiers that they are not alone, but that there are countless God-fearing people ...


 

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