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Palestinian activists have called for “thwarting” the Jerusalem Day Flag March, scheduled to take place in the city on Thursday. They warned that Jewish “extremists” were planning to use the march to “storm” al-Aqsa Mosque. The route of the march, however, does not include entry into the holy site.The activists said they are also opposed […]

With Operation Shield and Arrow concluded after around five days of fighting following a ceasefire late Saturday night, the IDF on Sunday put out its summary of the Gaza conflict.From May 9 to May 13, Islamic Jihad fired 1,478 rockets and mortars on Israel, while the IDF hit the terror group 422 times, including 278 […]

Several times in the last 17 years Israel has fought wars where it “won” tactically, but achieved little or nothing in the longer-term strategic picture.Some of that comes from using the same playbook of blowing things or people up. If Israel uses the same playbook as in the past, why should it expect a different […]

Israeli Air Force fighter jets struck four Islamic Jihad military outposts as well as mortar and rocket launch sites in the Gaza Strip. Published: MAY 12, 2023 12:25 Updated: MAY 12, 2023 14:35 Israeli Air Force fighter jets strike an Islamic Jihad mortar launch site on May 12, 2023 (IDF SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT) For the first […]

When Israel carried out airstrikes on three Islamic Jihad commanders this week, it seemed that a large conflict was imminent. Israel had called the operation Shield and Arrow. When Israel gives an operation a name, it must be significant. In addition, years of tensions with Islamic Jihad have taught us that the group is a […]

The names of IDF operations in Gaza since Israel’s withdrawal from the coastal strip in 2005 read like a short-story anthology’s table of contents.First Rains. Summer Rains. Autumn Clouds. Hot Winter. Black Belt. Breaking Dawn. Cast Lead. Pillar of Defense. Protective Edge. Guardian of the Walls. Closed Garden. Returning Echo.And now, Shield and Arrow.The sheer […]

A home in Sderot suffered a direct rocket hit following a heavy Islamic Jihad barrage from the Gaza Strip, the southern Israeli city’s municipality confirmed on Friday.No one was injured in the hit, the Sderot Municipality said, adding that infrastructural damage was caused to the home.A rocket also landed on the rooftop of an empty […]

Islamic Jihad may have lost some of its top military commanders during the latest round of fighting with Israel, but its status as the second-largest armed group in the Gaza Strip after Hamas remains intact.In fact, some Palestinians believe that each round of fighting with Israel props up Islamic Jihad’s standing as a dominant player […]

Stories started to emerge about negotiations over whether Israel would commit to ceasing targeted killings of top Islamic Jihad commanders in exchange for a ceasefire. Published: MAY 11, 2023 13:20 Updated: MAY 11, 2023 13:21 A damaged building, where Islamic Jihad commander Ali Ghali was killed in an Israeli strike, is seen in Khan Younis […]

The defense establishment was preparing additional strikes and for the possibility that the rocket fire towards Israel would intensify and expand, said Defense Minister Yoav Gallant as Operation Shield and Arrow entered its third day on Thursday.”I expressed my appreciation to the IDF and Shin Bet for the precise targeting tonight of the head of […]


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