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)

    25 Dec 2014
    On April 16, 2001 Hamas launched its first rocket into Israel. In 2012, 1,632 rockets hits were identified in Israeli territory. During Operation Protective Edge (July 8, 2014) 3,852 rockets hits were identified in Israel.
  • Cross-border attack from Gaza

    24 Dec 2014
    ​In response to the unprovoked attack, in which an IDF combat soldier from the Bedouin Reconnaissance Battalion was severely wounded, the IDF targeted Hamas positions in Gaza with tank fire and an airstrike.
  • Hamas: Rocket testing and tunnel reconstruction

    22 Dec 2014
    Four months after the end of Operation Protective Edge, Hamas is back on track creating terror. Commemorating 27 years since its inception, Hamas has begun to reconstruct the underground tunnels in Gaza and rebuild their weapons arsenal.
  • Rocket fired at Israel from Gaza

    20 Dec 2014
    PM Netanyahu: |The Air Force responded to this firing by destroying a cement factory that served to rebuild the tunnels that we hit in Operation Protective Edge. Hamas bears the responsibility for any escalation."
  • Hamas thanks Iran for its support

    17 Dec 2014
    Abu Ubaida, spokesman for Hamas' armed wing praised Iran, thanking it for the weapons, funds, missiles and other aid which contributed to Hamas "victory" in the conflict with Israel this summer.
  • Hamas terrorists confess to using human shields

    27 Aug 2014
    Throughout Operation Protective Edge, the Israel Security Agency questioned dozens of Hamas terrorists who fought against IDF forces in Gaza. Several of these operatives admitted to using civilian buildings as cover for their military activity.
  • Operation Protective Edge: Israel under fire, IDF responds

    26 Aug 2014
    On Tuesday evening (Aug 26), the Egyptian Foreign Minister announced a ceasefire, which entered into effect at 7 pm. Since July 8th, 4,562 rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza, killing seven civilians and wounding 126.
  • Israel under fire July-August 2014 - A Diary

    26 Aug 2014
    Since the start of Operation Protective Edge, 4,562 rockets have been launched at Israel, striking at the civilian population throughout the country, from north to south. Seven civilians have been killed and 126 wounded.
  • Hamas manual calls for hiding bombs in civilian homes

    25 Aug 2014
    During Operation Protective Edge, IDF soldiers captured a Hamas manual that recommends storing explosives in Gaza's civilian homes. "The activity of hiding weapons in homes needs to be done with secrecy and should not have a military character."
  • What you can't see on the UN maps of Gaza

    25 Aug 2014
    The red dots on the UN’s maps represent more than destruction. They show the many cases in which terrorists attacked Israel from heavily populated areas in Gaza.
 
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