Tens of thousands protested in London Saturday afternoon against Israel’s military operations in Gaza, denouncing Israel as a terrorist state and castigating British Prime Minister David Cameron for backing Israel’s right to self-defense against Hamas rocket fire.
Netanyahu’s office says purpose of mission is to destroy terror tunnels and seriously harm the infrastructure of Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon ordered a restart of the attacks on the Gaza Strip Tuesday afternoon after Israel’s acceptance of anEgyptian-brokered ceasefire was met with a morning and afternoon of Hamas rockets fired at Israel.
About 2,500 protesters appeared in downtown Frankfurt, screaming “God is great,” and slogans such as “freedom for Palestine” and “children-murderer Israel.”
Seventy thousand Gazans from Khan Younis and Deir el-Balah were in the dark Sunday night after a Hamas rocket hit the power line that supplies electricity to those places. It’s not clear when Israel Electric Company workers will be able to repair the system, but they are apparently in no rush to do so.
Waving placards which read ‘Gaza: End the Siege’ and ‘Freedom for Palestine’, demonstrators chanted and blocked the road as they protested against ‘Israeli aggression’ in the Middle East. The demonstration came after the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which staged protests around the world today, called on people to ‘oppose Israeli aggression’.
After day of intensive rocket fire on Israel, and heavy Israeli air strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza, Netanyahu tells Israelis to brace for continued conflict amid speculation that a ground offensive is imminent.
Two booms follow soon after, followed by three more as Hamas fires four rockets were fired toward the Jerusalem, Etzion Bloc and Ma’aleh Adumim areas.
The Israel Air Force struck over 80 targets in the Gaza Strip in under 30 minutes on Wednesday evening, the IDF Spokesperson said. Over 550 targets have been hit since the start of the Operation Protective Edge against Hamas rocket fire this week, the IDF said.
Three explosions are heard in Jerusalem after Code Red sirens blare in the capital. Sirens are also heard in Binyamina and Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael in northern Israel, Rishon Lezion in central Israel and Ashdod in southern Israel.
The Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted a projectile over Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening. The Code Red siren sounded in all of Gush Dan, including the central Israeli cities of Petah Tikva, Lod and Givatayim.
Israel launches ‘Protective Edge’ counteroffensive on Gaza, Hamas responds with rockets
The Israeli army has shifted its readiness in order to address an escalation in the ongoing conflict with the Gaza Strip. Military officials say about 200 rockets have been fired at southern Israel since the start of the operation.
More than 30 rockets pounded southern Israeli communities on Monday, with one Grad rocket reaching as far as Beersheba. The Eshkol and Sha’ar Hanegev areas were heavily hit by rocket fire on Thursday morning and afternoon.
Riots broke out in several locations throughout the capital, with hundreds of Arab youths hurling stones and makeshift Molotov cocktails at police officers. Police blocked all the roads leading from East Jerusalem neighborhood’s to the city’s western half.
Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip over the southern city of Ashkelon and the Sdot Negev Regional Council on Wednesday evening, the IDF confirmed.
Air force hits Hamas, Islamic Jihad structures; 4 reported wounded; 2 rockets explode in Israel causing damage, hours after discovery of kidnapped teens’ bodies.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday night that “Hamas will pay” for the murders of three Israeli teenagers, who were kidnapped on June 12 and whose bodies were found in a field outside Halhul, near Hebreon in the West Bank, on Monday afternoon.
The IAF struck two terrorist sites in the Hamas-enclave of Gaza on Saturday, in response to the barrage of attacks emanating from the terror stronghold on Friday. Video of the strikes, which leveled a weapons manufacturing plant and a weapons storage cache in Gaza, was released by the IDF Spokesperson Unit on Saturday night.
Almost the entire Syrian side of the Golan Heights is now under the control of rebel forces, including radical Islamist groups, a senior Israeli military commander in the area said Friday.