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Israeli military stunned by scale of Hamas tunnel war infrastructure

Maj. Gen. Sami Turgeman

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has been shocked by the scope and methods of Hamas tunnel warfare. In at least one case, Hamas fighters have infiltrated Israel wearing Israeli military uniforms. “This is a threat to the south,” […]

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‘Whole city of terror tunnels’ discovered during Israel’s ground offensive in Gaza

Israeli Economy
Minister Naftali Bennett

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has begun its first major test in underground warfare. Military sources said the Israel Army was engaged in its first major campaign to detect and destroy Hamas’ huge underground network in the […]

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15 Israeli soldiers killed as ground offensive reaches key city from which most rockets fired

Israeli tanks at the Gaza border.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The Israel Army has been struggling in ground operations in the Gaza Strip. The Army has reported the death of at least 15 soldiers in a 24-hour period in the Gaza Strip. Thirteen of […]

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Israeli ground troops target Hamas assets on Gaza perimeter

The Israeli military says the ground offensive has been expanded to destroy a Hamas tunnel network.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The Israel Army has restricted operations to the perimeter of the Gaza Strip. Military sources said infantry, armored, engineering and special forces were deployed along a 2.5 kilometer zone along the eastern Gaza frontier […]

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Israel limits its invasion of Gaza to attacks on strategic facilities

Israeli tanks, a bulldozer and armored personnel carriers (APC) roll near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip.  /AFP/Jack Guez

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The Israeli military has announced ground operations in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The military said it sent a range of ground forces into the Gaza Strip on late July 17. The operation was ordered […]

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Netanyahu burned by openness to ceasefire with Hamas

Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been stung by criticism of its willingness to reach a ceasefire with Hamas. On July 15, Netanyahu fired a leading critic, Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon, who […]

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First Hamas drone seen in Israeli air space is shot down

The Israel Defense Forces tweeted the following Sunday: “An aerial drone from Gaza infiltrated Israel a short time ago. IDF forces shot it down with a Patriot missile above Ashdod.”

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Hamas has flown its first unmanned aerial vehicle into Israel. The Israeli military said Hamas sent an unidentified UAV into Israeli air space on July 14. They said the UAV flew from the Gaza […]

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Israeli commandos attack Hamas rocket unit in first ground operation of mini-war

Israeli soldiers from the Nahal Infantry Brigade walk at an Israeli army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 12.  /Getty Images/Jack Guez

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has begun limited ground operations in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The military said commandos from the Israel Navy infiltrated the Gaza Strip to attack a Hamas rocket unit. The military said four […]

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Egypt seizes rockets being smuggled into Gaza Strip

Egyptian security forces said 20 Grad rockets were seized in the Gaza Strip.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has reported the capture of Soviet-origin rockets from the Gaza Strip. Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency said several BM-21 Grad surface-to-surface rockets were intercepted as they were being smuggled to the Gaza Strip. […]

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Israel deploys 8th Iron Dome battery, achieves 90 percent intercept rate in current war

An Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod on July 11.  /EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The Israel Air Force has expanded its fleet of Iron Dome missile and rocket defense batteries. The Air Force deployed its latest Iron Dome battery on July 12 amid the mini-war with the Gaza […]

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