Latest Israeli armed forces News

The Latest: Israel warns Hamas against further attacks

Mar. 26, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Israel's U.N. ambassador is warning Gaza's Hamas rulers that if attacks against Israel continue Hamas leaders will face the "might" of the Israeli military and "be buried in the tunnels of Gaza." Danny Danon told...

Hamas reveals weak spot in Netanyahu re-election campaign

Mar. 26, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu locked in a tight race for re-election, the Hamas militant group has suddenly emerged as a major vulnerability for the Israeli leader. This week's outbreak of fighting between Israel and Hamas, sparked by a rocket strike on a home in central Israel,...

Back in Israel, PM consults with military on Gaza violence

Mar. 26, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned home from Washington on Tuesday, heading straight into military consultations and vowing further action after a night of heavy fire in which Israeli aircraft bombed Gaza targets and Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel....

Israel, Gaza militants in 2nd day of cross-border fighting

Mar. 26, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel early Tuesday, the second day of cross-border fighting that erupted in the last stretch of a closely contested race for Israeli prime minister between the long-serving incumbent and an...

The Latest: Israel hits Gaza Strip targets after rocket fire

Mar. 25, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 4:30 a.m. Tuesday Israeli forces were continuing early Tuesday to strike targets across the Gaza Strip, including the offices of Hamas' supreme leader, in response to a surprise rocket attack from the Palestinian territory....

Trump signs declaration reversing US policy on Golan Heights

Mar. 25, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy in the Middle East. Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump made formal a move...

Hamas media say Israeli airstrike has destroyed office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh

Mar. 25, 2019 2:42 PM EDT
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas media say Israeli airstrike has destroyed office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh.

Hamas has developed a vast arsenal in blockaded Gaza

Mar. 25, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Monday was one of the most powerful launched ever by Gaza militants, flying nearly 120 kilometers (70 miles) before it slammed into a house in central Israel, wounding seven people. Over more than a decade, the Islamic militant Hamas group...

Israeli airstrike flattens multi-story building in Gaza City, military says it was a secret Hamas headquarters

Mar. 25, 2019 1:15 PM EDT
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrike flattens multi-story building in Gaza City, military says it was a secret Hamas headquarters.

Israeli military says it has started striking Hamas in Gaza after overnight rocket attack

Mar. 25, 2019 11:49 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says it has started striking Hamas in Gaza after overnight rocket attack.