Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 Hamas terror war against Israel

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

    14 May 2015
    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.
  • Hamas terror cell apprehended in Qalqilya

    22 Mar 2015
    Members of the terror cell in Qalqilya affiliated with Hamas confessed to plotting a series of terror attacks against Israelis, as well as revealing dozens of kilograms of chemical substances used to manufacture explosive devices.
  • Major Gaza Strip smuggling ring broken

    02 Mar 2015
    The case underscores how Hamas cynically exploits Israel's humanitarian approach and how it does not hesitate to endanger the basic interests of the Palestinian public in its efforts to rebuild its Gaza-based military capabilities.
  • Hamas terror shipment intercepted

    11 Feb 2015
    This shipment highlights that when Hamas chose to smuggle materials for rockets and mortars, it chose not to invest in the rehabilitation for the people of Gaza.
  • 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.
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