Israel’s military said Monday it downed a drone along its southern coastline, and fired two deadly airstrikes into the Gaza Strip, in its week-long campaign against Islamic militants. The drone came from Gaza and was shot down by a Patriot surface-to-air missile near the southern city of Ashdod, the military said. It did not say what the drone was carrying… Read more →
A rocket strike in the east Ukrainian region of Luhansk has killed at least 19 soldiers, Ukrainian officials say, blaming it on separatist rebels. They said rebels had fired a barrage of Grad rockets at troops in Zelenopillya, a village near the Russian border. The pro-Russian rebels say they “destroyed a column” of troops there. Ukraine’s defence ministry put at… Read more →
Rockets fired by militants in Gaza reached deeper into Israel Friday, and a strike from Lebanon hit the northern part of the country, leading Israeli officials to suspect Lebanese fighters may be joining the four-day conflict. The Lebanese military said three rockets were fired toward Israel around 6 a.m. and the Israelis retaliated by firing about 25 artillery shells on… Read more →
ISIS: ‘Seized nuclear material could be used to make dirty bombs or artillery shells’
Tanks, weapon arsenals, ballistic missiles and now, nuclear material have been seized by ISIS Militants in Iraq. Experts claim its not enriched enough to make a nuclear bomb. Former security policy analyst Michael Maloof explains what ISIS can possibly do with its weapons booty.
Hamas Spokesperson Encourages Use of Human Shield
The spokesperson for Hamas in Gaza, Sami Abu Zuhri, spoke on Al Aqsa TV about the use of civilians as a human shield. He refers to the night of June 8 when the IDF avoided civilian casualties by aborting an air strike. He encourages Palestinians in Gaza to continue the practice in order to deter IDF strikes.
Three rockets were launched at Dimona in southern Israel on Wednesday afternoon. The Iron Dome intercepted one rocket before it could land, while two other rockets landed in open areas. Dimona is the location of Israel’s nuclear reactor. There was no indication that rockets damaged any part of the reactor. Hamas claimed responsibility for the rockets, stating that it had… Read more →
Hamas Spokesman: ‘All Israelis Have Now Become Legitimate Targets‘
Top Obama official blasts Israel for denying Palestinians sovereignty, security, dignity ‘How can Israel have peace if it’s unwilling to delineate a border, end the occupation?’ asks White House Mideast chief, Phillip Gordon, in blistering Tel Aviv speech Israel’s ongoing occupation of the West Bank is wrong and leads to regional instability and dehumanization of Palestinians, a top American government… Read more →
Israeli Military Steps Up Gaza Offense
Israel launched what could be a long-term offensive in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday, mobilizing troops for a possible ground invasion. 15 Palestinians were killed, including 5 civilians. (July 8)