Israel/Defense


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Defense Award ceremony, Israel

Israel: Historic first, two women hold senior positions in Mossad

There are currently four women in the Mossad senior command level, known as the Department Heads Forum

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Le ministre de la Défense Benny Gantz s'exprime lors d'un point de presse à l'extérieur du Commandement Sud de Tsahal, dans la ville de Beersheba, dans le sud d'Israël, le 5 août 2022.

Meetings with Abbas necessary for ‘security coordination’ - Israel’s DM Gantz

Defense minister urged opponents not to play politics with Israel's security

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View of the compound of Joseph's Tomb after being vandalized, in the West Bank city of Nablus, on April 10, 2022.

Report: Palestinian killed, dozens wounded in Joseph's Tomb clashes

Palestinian sources identified the man as a native of a village south of Nablus

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An armed Israeli military drone

Israel's armed drones allowed for 'surgical' precision in Gaza

Israeli drones hit dozens of targets during Operation 'Breaking Dawn'

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Family and friends attend the funeral of Israeli soldier Natan Fitoussi, who was killed by friendly fire near the West Bank city of Tulkarm, on August 16, 2022.

Lawyers call probe of suspected soldier in friendly fire killing ‘scandalous, unfair’

Military Advocate General demands that the probe be halted due to the suspected soldier's 'mental distress'

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La famille et les amis assistent aux funérailles du soldat de Tsahal Natan Fitoussi, qui a été tué par un tir ami près de la ville de Tulakrem en Cisjordanie, 16 août 2022

Israeli soldier killed by friendly fire laid to rest in Netanya

'I knew my brother's soul was spiritual and full of prayers'

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Mourners carry the body of Palestinian boy Najmeddin Najm during his funeral in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip on August 8, 2022.

Israel army responds to report that Israeli strike killed 5 minors in Gaza

We 'made every feasible effort to minimize, as much as possible, harm to civilians,' says Israel's army

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Protesters gather with a Palestinian flag outside the hospital where Khalil Awawdeh, pictured in the placards, a prisoner on hunger strike, is being treated, in Be'er Yaakov, Israel, on August 13, 2022.

Israel denies appeal to release Islamic Jihad prisoner on hunger strike

Judge Eyal Yinon says the key to improving Khalil Awawdeh's deteriorating health rests in his own hands

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Staff Sergeant Natan Fitoussi, a French-Israeli soldier killed by friendly fire in the West Bank, on August 15, 2022.

West Bank: French-Israeli soldier killed by friendly fire

Preliminary reports suggest the soldier was wounded by a terrorist

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An Israel Defense Forces officer takes part in the "neutralization" of a Hamas terrorist tunnel dug in the northern Gaza Strip, August 15, 2022.

Israeli army neutralizes Hamas tunnel in northern Gaza Strip

Tunnel did not pose a threat to residents of Israeli border towns

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Israeli border police stand at the site of an attack at the West Bank settlement of Har Adar in which a Palestinian gunman killed three Israelis before being shot dead on September 26, 2017

Jerusalem: Suspect who tried to stab security officers shot dead

Border Police officers had come to locate weapons in the Kafr 'Aqab neighborhood

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Volunteers from ultra-Orthodox Jewish emergency response team Zaka clean up blood stains after an attack outside Jerusalem's Old City, August 14, 2022.

US condemns attack in Jerusalem's Old City

Ned Price: We 'stand firmly' with Israel after attack leaves five American citizens wounded

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Vue sur la ville de Tartous, en Syrie qui va héberger une base navale russe permanente, le 5 juillet 2014

Israeli strikes hit Iranian targets near Syrian port city of Tartus

Syrian army says three dead, three wounded from combined attack from sea and air

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Committee Chairman Ram Ben Barak leads a Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on May 10, 2022.

Ben Barak: Public opinion in Gaza kept Hamas out of latest conflict

'Hamas did not enter the battle for fear of angering public opinion in Gaza'

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Israeli security forces at the scene of a shooting attack outside Jerusalem Old City, August 14, 2022.

US embassy confirms Americans were among Jerusalem attack victims

The shooter fled the scene but then turned himself in to the police

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Rockets are fired toward Israel from Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, on August 7, 2022.

Report: UN official demoted after condemning Gazan rocket fire

Israeli official says incident shows UN hypocrisy

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An Israeli man walks past an Israeli flag in Rosh Ha'ayin, central Israel, on June 11, 2015.

Israeli court acquits Palestinian terror suspect who had 'change of heart'

It will send a message 'to every Palestinian who decided to attack innocent people that there is a way back'

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An Israeli airstrike on the city of Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, August 7, 2022.

Israel delayed Gaza operation to avoid endangering Palestinian girl

'Fighters acted morally and professionally, just as we educate for and expect of our soldiers'

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FILE - Smoke rises following a Syrian strike in Syria's old city of Quneitra near the border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

Report: Israel's army shells Hezbollah observation post in Syria

Syrian media reports that two civilians were wounded after an Israeli tank opened fire

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Une femme accusée d'avoir contacté un agent étranger d'Iran, arrive pour une audience au tribunal de district de Jérusalem, le 20 janvier 2022.

Israeli woman accused of spying for Iran attempts suicide

'I'm shocked, but not surprised... [My client] cannot bear this impossible situation she finds herself in'

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Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz attends a conference in Jerusalem, on June 21, 2022.

Gantz: Iran gives millions to PIJ to attack Israel

'Israel will continue to act against the Iranian emissaries with its partners,' says Defense Minister Gantz

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Un terroriste du Djihad islamique

Israel extends detention of Islamic Jihad West Bank leader Bassam Saadi

'I don’t want to simply promise they won’t be released. We don’t hold people in prison for nothing'

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An Israeli settler builds a cabin on a hill in the illegal Israeli outpost of Ramat Migron near the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 29, 2011.

Unauthorized West Bank outpost Ramat Migron demolished

Far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben-Gvir of the Religious Zionism party calls it 'selective enforcement'

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Les forces israéliennes mènent une opération anti-terroriste en Cisjordanie, jeudi 4 août 2022

Break the Wave: 8 terror suspects arrested in overnight raid

The wanted persons and the seized weapons were transferred to the security forces for further investigation