The head of Hamas' military wing, Mohammed Deif, released a pre-recorded message on the organization's official television channel bragging of a victory over the IDF. "The balance of power has changed. We have beaten the military. It is defeated."
Thousands of elderly people, including Holocaust survivors, collected some 100,000 shekels for the purchase of equipment and food for IDF troops currently stationed in the Gaza Strip and for those who were wounded in action and have been hospitalized.
In recent days, especially against the background of Iran's "al-Quds [Jerusalem] Day" (25 July), senior Iranian officials have expressed their support for increasing military assistance to the terror organizations in the Gaza Strip, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Hizbullah, a client terrorist organization of Iran in Lebanon, also pledged support.
After sticking to a "return fire only" policy for most of the day, the IDF [Israel Defense Force] resumed full military operations in the Gaza Strip on Monday afternoon [July 28]. IAF jets resumed attacks targeting militants and dangerous infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. According to Palestinian... Read more »
One of the fundamental aims of the laws of armed conflict is the protection of hospitals, ambulances, and medics from attack. International law grants this group special protection from attack during active conflict. Hamas chooses to use these protected areas for military purposes in order to... Read more »
As rockets from Gaza continue to target and land on Israeli cities, [Palestinian Authority leader,] Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement is using Abbas' speech last week (July 24) as a trigger for more violence. Fatah threatens "to turn Tel Aviv into a ball of fire," takes credit for several rockets fired... Read more »