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Hezbollah Chief Celebrates Hamas Attack ‘At Highest Level,’ Threatens to Escalate

by Susan Katz Keating The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah on Friday praised the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel, and threatened to escalate his own terror group’s actions against its neighbor. “It was a meticulous attack that we celebrate at the highest level,” said Hassan Nasrallah in a widely anticipated speech. …

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WATCH: Israeli Troops on the Ground, as IDF Surrounds Gaza City

Israeli ground forces have carried out a number of targeted raids inside the Gaza Strip, preparing the ground for future stages of operations, the Israel Defense Forces said on Thursday. The IDF released a video taken inside the Strip, while IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi said troops …

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Hamas Attack Has Galvanized Other Terrorist Groups, Top US Security Officials Say

WASHINGTON — The Hamas terror attack on Israel that killed about 1,400 people, mostly civilians, and sparked a now weeks-long war has shaken the global terrorism landscape, breathing new life into a variety of groups, according to three top U.S. officials. Those terror groups — including al-Qaida and the Islamic State …

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Israel Gives Urgent Warning: ‘Relocate South Immediately’ From Northern Gaza

“Your window to act is closing. For your own safety, move south.” The Israeli military again on Sunday issued an urgent call to Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip to evacuate southward temporarily, away from the epicenter of the war against Hamas.  “Relocating southward is for their personal safety,” chief …

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By Land, Sea, and Air: Israel Strikes Back

Israeli ground troops have expanded their efforts inside Gaza to dismantle the Hamas terrorist infrastructure, Israel Defense Forces spokesman Daniel Hagari said Friday. “In the last few hours, we have severely increased our attacks in Gaza,” he said during an evening briefing, noting that attacks were taking place from the air …

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Israeli Forces Launch Overnight Raid Into Gaza; Operation ‘Limited,’ IDF Says

The Israel Defense Forces launched a limited ground raid into Gaza overnight, the IDF said on Thursday. The raid was part of Israel’s response to the Hamas terrorist attack three weeks ago. The raid, led by the Givati infantry brigade and the 162nd Armored Division, “struck numerous terrorist cells, infrastructure and …

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Israel Strikes Military Targets in Syria; American F16 Squadron Arrives in Region

by Susan Katz Keating The Israel Defense Forces struck several military targets in Syria after rockets were fired from Syria toward Israelis in the Golan Heights, the IDF said Tuesday night. The announcement came as the Pentagon confirmed that a squadron of American F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft arrived today in …

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In Wiretap Recording, Hamas Says Jihadists Caused Gaza Hospital Strike; In Public, Group Blames Israel

by Susan Katz Keating While the White House on Wednesday said its analysis shows that Israel did not cause an explosion outside a Gaza hospital, local jihadists came to the same conclusion – but continue to use the errant missile strike as a rallying cry to set off protests around …

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Missile That Hit Near Gaza Hospital Was a Jihadist Misfire: Intelligence Reports

The IDF did not conduct any operations in the area at the time of the impact. – Israel Defense Forces A missile that struck a hospital on Tuesday inside Gaza City was launched by terrorists from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, according to the Israel Defense Forces. A spokesman for Islamic Jihad …

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Hamas Set Up Checkpoints to Stop People From Leaving Northern Gaza Ahead of Ground Assault, IDF Says

by Susan Katz Keating One report to the IDF states that Hamas terrorists laid an explosive device on the road inside Gaza. Hamas operatives set up armed checkpoints to prevent people from leaving the northern Gaza Strip in advance of an expected ground assault from Israel Defense Forces, the IDF …

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