Several other Cabinet members indicated Monday that the operation was not about to end.
After security consultations with his defense minister and army chief of staff, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the operation would be “expanded until the goal is achieved — restoring quiet to the citizens of Israel for a long period.”
Proportionality in international law is not about equality of death or civilian suffering, or even about [equality of] firepower. Proportionality weighs the necessity of a military action against suffering that the action might cause to enemy civilians in the vicinity.
“Under international humanitarian law and the Rome Statute, the death of civilians during an armed [...]
Right now, nobody wants to make a decision, and the enemy knows this,” a source said.
The sources said the military’s General Staff has been skeptical over the government’s ability to manage the latest war with Hamas. They pointed to statements by Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz that the military was ready to [...]
Should a last-ditch effort to reach a truce fail, Israel is “highly likely” to commence a full-scale ground operation, a senior Israeli military official told The New York Times Wednesday.
The official said that an Israeli operation into Gaza would not be a “huge challenge,” as his assessment estimated it would take [...]
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) bombed several terror targets in the city of Quneitra, Syria overnight Tuesday, following a volley of rockets on the Golan Heights, Syrian media reported.
Between four and twelve people were killed in the airstrike; exact numbers have varied among news outlets.
“Israeli planes flying over the occupied Golan Heights launched [...]
At approximately 11:00 p.m. local time Sunday, Israel’s Golan Heights was struck by a mortal shell from Syria, causing a large fire. Israel quickly retaliated, firing three missiles into where the Syrian strike originated.
“The Israel Defense Forces view the Syrian regime as responsible for what is done in its territory,” said an IDF spokesperson. [...]
Over the past week there are voices coming out of Egypt and some Arab countries — voices that publicly support the Israeli military operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
They see the atrocities and massacres committed by Islamists on a daily basis in Iraq and Syria and are beginning to ask themselves if these [...]
In the last 24 hours, the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group reopened an operational room with Hamas to coordinate regional militant developments, including attacks against Israel, informed Middle Eastern defense officials told WND.
The operational room, commissioned at the direction of Iran, is located in Lebanon and is coordinating with the Hamas command and control in the [...]
Prime Minister Netanyahu correctly observed in a speech delivered late in June that the Syrian civil war, the onslaught against the Iraqi government, and the swift movement of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is changing the Middle East’s borders, and that the changes presaged years of “conflict and instability.” Netanyahu also [...]
Iran is attempting to use jihadist surrogates in the Gaza Strip to cause a mass casualty event in Israel that would provoke an Israeli ground operation, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.
The officials explained Hamas fears the damage a ground operation will cause to its terrorist apparatus and has been careful for now [...]