Terrorism
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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 Hamas terror war against Israel

  • Rocket fire from Gaza and Palestinian ceasefire violations after Operation Cast Lead (Jan 2009)

    19 Feb 2014
    On April 16, 2001 the Hamas terrorist organization launched its first rocket into Israel. In 2012, 1632 rockets hits were identified in Israeli territory, and 63 since the end of Operation Pillar of Defense (November 2012).
  • Israeli killed in shooting attack at Gaza fence

    24 Dec 2013
    An Israeli civilian - Salah Shukri Abu Latyef, 22, of Rahat - was shot and killed by sniper fire near the Israel-Gaza border fence. PM Netanyahu: "This is a very severe incident and we will not let it go unanswered."
  • One year after Operation Pillar of Defense

    24 Nov 2013
    One year after Operation Pillar of Defense, life for residents of Israel’s south has returned to some form of normalcy. Operation Pillar of Defense reduced by 98.5% the number of rockets fired at Israel from Gaza.
  • Israel under fire-November 2012

    22 Nov 2012
    A total of 1,500 rockets were fired at Israel since the start of Operation Pillar of Defense (14 Nov), more than half of which were recorded as hits in Israeli territory. A ceasefire was declared on November 21, at 9 pm.
  • Operation Pillar of Defense-IDF updates

    22 Nov 2012
    In response to the incessant rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip the IDF launched a widespread campaign against terror targets in Gaza, waged from November 14-21.
  • Israel strikes terror targets in Gaza

    14 Nov 2012
    In response to the incessant rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip the IDF has launched a widespread campaign against terror targets in Gaza.
  • Barrage of rocket fire hits southern Israel

    24 Oct 2012
    Between October 22-24, 2012, the Hamas terrorist organization initiated another intensification of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.
  • Israel submits letter on rocket fire from Gaza on opening of school year

    28 Aug 2012
    This week, Israel's children started their school year with the all-too-familiar sounds of sirens and explosions, as terrorists in Gaza fired six more rockets into their communities.
  • Israel under fire-March 2012

    18 Mar 2012
    During the latest round of escalation more than 200 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip targeting Israel. Of them, 117 fell in southern Israel.
  • New Government policy brings more goods to Gaza

    15 Jan 2012
    Since the Cabinet decision in June 2010, the number of trucks delivering goods to the Gaza Strip has steadily increased-from a daily average of 120 in April 2010 to 247 in September 2011.
 
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