Gaza Strip

IDF warns Gaza tensions could erupt into new conflict — report

(Worthy News) – The Israel Defense Forces has reportedly warned senior government ministers the situation in the Gaza Strip is incendiary and could lead to a new round of violence with Hamas. Senior defense officials told ministers at Sunday’s briefing for the high-level security cabinet that the Gaza-based terrorist group has no interest in starting…

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Top Hamas official says Palestinian unity deal collapsing

(Worthy News) – Hard-line Hamas Gaza leader Yahya Sinwar said on Thursday that the reconciliation deal with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction was collapsing, just 10 weeks after the agreement was reached. The rivals signed a deal brokered by Cairo on Oct. 12 after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of the…

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Israel strikes 40 Hamas targets over two weeks in response to rocket fire

(Worthy News) – Israeli jets struck six Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday night, after rockets were fired into southern Israel earlier in the evening, one of which slightly damaged a home. Israel Air Force planes struck the targets, including a military compound that served as a training site and other terrorist…

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Four Palestinians killed in further Jerusalem-declaration violence

(Worthy News) – Four Palestinians were killed by security forces over the weekend as violence escalated in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. A Border Police officer was moderately wounded when a rioter stabbed him in the shoulder outside of Ramallah. Riots have broken out every day since US President Donald Trump declared on…

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IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rockets

(Worthy News) – The Israeli Air Force struck three Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Wednesday-Thursday, in retaliation for a volley of rockets fired at Israel from the Hamas-controlled enclave. The IDF spokesman in a statement said Israeli warplanes struck military training sites and weapons storage facilities used by the terrorist group. “Israel will…

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Soleimani Says Iran Is Ready to Back Palestinian Forces

(Worthy News) – Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani says his nation is ready to support Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip, days after the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Soleimani, commander of the Al Quds force, made the offer in a phone call late Monday with leaders of groups in Gaza, according to…

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After Iron Dome shoots down rocket fired at Ashkelon, IDF hits Gaza targets

(Worthy News) – Israeli forces attacked Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip early Tuesday after Palestinians fired a rocket toward the southern city of Ashkelon, the army said. The rocket was intercepted by an Iron Dome anti-missile battery. After the rocket fire, Israeli aircraft and a tank attacked Hamas sites in the Strip, the…

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IDF destroys cross-border Hamas tunnel, second in recent weeks

(Worthy News) – The IDF destroyed a large Hamas tunnel that penetrated into Israeli territory from Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis announced on Sunday. This is the second time in some six weeks that such a discovery was made. “Locating two terrorist tunnels in recent weeks is an operational…

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Israel gears up for second day of violent protests over Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – Israel was preparing Saturday for fresh riots and demonstrations across the West Bank and Gaza Strip over US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, amid calls from Hamas for wide-scale confrontation. Hundreds of Palestinians were marching Saturday from the Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis toward the border fence,…

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