1321 articles tagged "Israel"
Defense minister Ehud Barak orders IDF to urgently help distressed Palestinians stuck in Gaza's Erez crossing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2007, 10:30 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel is allowing some Palestinians and foreigners to leave Gaza.
Defense sources say that unless hostile elements and terrorists are weeded out from genuine refugees, Israelis helping them do so at great risk. Only a few dozens remain in the Erez terminal. Egypt has sealed its border with Gaza to ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Damascus ordered Sunday's Katyusha attack on N. Israeli Kiryat Shemona, causing no casualties. But there is more to come
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2007, 9:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
The three 107mm rockets fired against Kiryat Shemona from Wadi Taiba Sunday, June 17, by a Palestinian radical group called Ansar Allah based in the Ain Hilwa refugee camp near Sidon was ordered by Syrian military intelligence as the first in a series, debkafile's military sources report.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Israeli security services, army and police on high alert for Hamas-Fatah clashes on Temple Mount at Friday worship
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2007, 9:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
Our military sources report Israel brought up reinforcements to secure the Jerusalem shrine Friday, June 22, following information that the two Palestinian factions are gearing up for trouble and may try and smuggle side-arms or explosives into the mosques. It is feared that a bloody clash between the warring Palestinian ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Israel's military command fears Hamas plans to import reinforcements from Lebanon and Syria for attack on West Bank
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2007, 1:59 AM (GMT+02:00)
Gen (ret.) Giora Eiland proposes the IDF's immediate recapture of Gaza's Philadelphi strip on the Egyptian border to foil Hamas' plan for a buildup of strength in readiness for its next offensive: the takeover of the West Bank.
Read debkafile's Exclusive Analysis below on the diverse streams of ...
In two separate firefights in Gaza, 7 Palestinians killed, an Israeli soldier moderately injured Wednesday<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2007, 1:58 AM (GMT+02:00)
Early Wednesday, a Palestinian force, probably Hamas, attacked an Israeli tank unit which entered through Kissufim area in search of wanted terrorists and smuggling tunnels. The assailants used automatic weapons, anti-tank rockets and sniper fire. A second Israeli unit with tanks was attacked in northern Gaza. It was posted at ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Reports: Israel's new Ofeq-7 satellite beams its first images to base Thursday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 18, 2007, 1:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
With its successful launch Monday, Israel has acquired an essential intelligence asset for any war contingency.
Ofeq-7 was launched westward over the Mediterranean by the home-made Shavit three-stage solid fuel vehicle from the Palmachim aerospace base at 02:15 IT, June 11. The first images should be received by Tuesday night.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 18, 2007, 12:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Dor Alon Company which provides petrol to Gaza acted after consultation with the Israeli Army, which does not confirm the report. Fuel supplies for electricity generators are continuing for the moment.
Hizballah denies responsibility for the sudden Katyusha rocket attack on N. Israeli town of Kiryat Shemona from Lebanon Sunday. No casualties
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 17, 2007, 11:24 PM (GMT+02:00)
Three 107mm rockets were fired Sunday afternoon from a point between Al Adisa and Taiba villages inside Lebanon, apparently by a Palestinian group. Residents on the Israeli side of the border rushed for bomb shelters for the first time since the Lebanon War ended eleven months ago. An Israeli official ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Analysis: Labor's Ehud Barak in position for leap to premiership
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 17, 2007, 3:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
Ehud Barak is a former prime minister and chief of staff who campaigned on the ticket of an experienced national leader who learned from his many mistakes in his brief term as prime minister up to 2001.
Barak maintained he is the only Labor leader capable of winning a general ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 17, 2007, 1:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
More and more Israeli commentators are frankly admitting that Israel's pull-out from Gaza in the summer of 2005 was an open invitation to the forces of radical Islam to set up house in the defenseless territory. Now, Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, foreign minister Tzipi Livni and the rest of ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2007, 5:15 PM (GMT+02:00)
He was elected by the Knesset Wednesday, June 13, by 86 votes in 120-member House. Twenty three voted against him, 8 cast blank votes.
Peres ran solo in the runoff vote after his two rivals, Likud's Reuven Rivlin and Labor's Colette Avital dropped out. The presidency is an apolitical, ceremonial, ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2007, 5:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
Prime minister Ehud Olmert led the cabinet in a decision Tuesday night to avoid "fighting on the side of the pragmatists against the extremists." Olmert said an international force is worth considering for securing the Philadelphi border enclave of the Gaza Strip against further arms smuggling. debkafile: This ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Reveals: The Gaza border fence was recently strengthened by the novel Israeli "See-Shoot" automatic defense system<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 14, 2007, 8:50 AM (GMT+02:00)
The brainchild of chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi and his predecessor Dan Halutz, the system is designed to stop would-be Palestinian raiders in their tracks before they reach the Gaza-Israel border fence.
Nonetheless, Saturday, heavily armed Palestinian terrorists broke through the fortified fence, threatening this would not be ...
IDF intelligence research chief confirms Hizballah is rebuilding strongholds south of Litani and preparing for a summer war<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 12, 2007, 9:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile reports: Brig. Gen. Yosi Baidatz reported Monday, June 4, that Hizballah is busy restoring its fortified positions south of the Litani in villages and open ground under the very noses of UNIFIL international observers.
Gen. Baidatz reported that Hamas, which heads the Palestinian government, is satisfied with ...
Hamas switches to mortars, mounts four attacks in four days, as Olmert-Abbas Thursday meeting is called off<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 10, 2007, 8:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
They have been invited to a Middle East Quartet meeting on June 25.
Eight mortar rounds were fired Wednesday at the Erez crossing manned by Israeli troops shortly after a visit by deputy defense minister Ephraim Sneh. Hamas took responsibility for the attack, announcing the "blows against the enemy" would continue. ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 9, 2007, 9:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
It was not supposed to happen. Three Palestinian terrorist groups broke through Israeli border fortifications from Gaza in broad daylight and raided an Israeli military position near the key Kissufim crossing Saturday, June 9. Their mission: to kill and kidnap Israeli troops.
Their mission failed. The IDF claims the position was ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2007, 5:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
Jewish community members plan a project to identify the victims and fence the site.
Yitzhak Arad from the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem said some 28,000 Jews were brought to the village from surrounding towns.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 5, 2007, 6:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
Sunday, up to 10 Israeli soldiers were slightly injured in a similar attack from northern Gaza on the two locations. It was launched minutes after Israeli PM Ehud Olmert told the weekly cabinet meeting that Israeli operations in Gaza had reduced Hamas missile strikes and would continue and there would ...
Sderot takes 310 Qassam missiles from Gaza 16 days in a row as cabinet decides to stick to current military tactics<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2007, 9:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
The sixth Qassam missile Wednesday knocked out the electric current in Sderot. The third demolished an apartment ten minutes after its owners went out.
Thousands have fled the daily barrage battering the town of 23,000. The effectiveness of air raids against Hamas operatives running the missile campaign is diminishing. Yet ...
Hizballah are very much present on Israel's border, says transport minister Shaul Mofaz, contradicting PM Olmert<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 2, 2007, 9:03 PM (GMT+02:00)
The former defense minister warned against harboring illusions that the Lebanese terrorists had been chased away from from northern border area. They are not visible, said Mofaz, because they are dug in very deep. The prime minister claims constantly that pushing Hizballah out of south Lebanon was one of the ...