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# idf - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Israeli military says it shot down Syrian jet that infiltrated its airspace

The Israeli Defence Forces launched two missiles at a Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet.

# idf - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Israel's military investigating after video shows soldiers laughing after shooting Palestinian

The Israeli military confirmed the authenticity of the video today.

# idf - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Explainer: The EU is trying to force the UK to get real, here's how

There was a lot of activity again in Brussels today but the path ahead isn’t exactly clear. Here’s what we do know…

# idf - Thursday 7 May, 2015

'You can't fire a mortar and target your enemy precisely – I can say that with confidence'

A former IDF Commander writes about civilian casualties in Gaza.

# idf - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Irish troops on high alert after rebels capture Golan Heights border crossing

But they’re safe at the moment.

# idf - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Palestinians flee homes with bags of clothes and mattresses as Israel raids start over

Truce designed to buy time for peace talks in Cairo was extended by a day within minutes of last night’s deadline.

# idf - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Amnesty to USA: Stop sending jet fuel to Israeli military

The last US jet fuel delivery arrived in Israel on 14 July.

# idf - Saturday 2 August, 2014

End in sight? Israel says it's safe to return to some parts of Gaza Operation Protective Edge This post contains images

End in sight? Israel says it's safe to return to some parts of Gaza

While in Ireland, thousands rallied to protest against the conflict.

Israel has lost more soldiers during this Palestinian conflict than in the last ten years

For the first time in years, the deaths of Israeli soldiers outweighs the death of civilians.

# idf - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Strike on Gaza market during 'partial ceasefire' kills 17

Hamas earlier denounced the four-hour lull announced by Israel as a publicity stunt, saying it had “no value”.

Israel announces limited 'humanitarian' ceasefire

IDF says the temporary cessation of violence “does not apply to areas where IDF soldiers are operating”.

# idf - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

"Over 100" Palestinians killed as Israel ramps up attacks on Gaza

Around 60 airstrikes have been carried out by Israeli forces today. The US says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked for fresh help brokering a ceasefire.

Is this what the inside of a Hamas tunnel looks like?

New footage from the Israel Defence Forces shows a tunnel that was blown up.

# idf - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Opinion: In the name of 'defence' we are attacking civilians already under Israeli control

The rocket fire from Gaza on Israeli civilians should not be justified. It threatens the lives of men, women and children.

# idf - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Israel approves call-up of 40,000 reservists for potential Gaza assault

Air strikes by the Israeli military are continuing today, leaving scores injured.

# idf - Monday 16 June, 2014

Israel arrests Palestinian politician in giant manhunt for kidnapped teenagers

More than 150 Palestinians have been arrested in the search for the three teenagers who were snatched from a settlement on Thursday night.

# idf - Friday 22 March, 2013

Turkey accepts Israeli apology over fatal flotilla raid

Benjamin Netanyahu has apologised to Turkey for a deadly 2010 flotilla raid and announced a full resumption of diplomatic ties as well as compensation for the families of those killed.

# idf - Thursday 22 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# idf - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s the nine stories you need to know this morning.

# idf - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

PHOTOS: Israeli soldiers wait at Gaza Strip 'staging area' Gaza This post contains images

PHOTOS: Israeli soldiers wait at Gaza Strip 'staging area'

The images, taken earlier this morning, show soldiers asleep on military tanks, reading holy books and doing other everyday tasks such as brushing their teeth.

# idf - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Senior Hamas military commander killed by Israeli air strike

Israeli said the death of Ahmed Jabari was the beginning of an operation to target militant groups throughout the Gaza Strip.

# idf - Monday 12 November, 2012

Syrian mortar shell lands in Israeli territory

The Israeli Defence Forces said the mortar shell was part of the internal conflict inside Syria and caused no damage or injuries.

# idf - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Calls for immediate release of detained Gaza activists Gaza This post contains videos

Calls for immediate release of detained Gaza activists

Fourteen Irish nationals are in Israeli custody after refusing to sign deportation papers.

# idf - Saturday 5 November, 2011

Irish detained from Gaza-bound boats to be deported from Israel Gaza This post contains videos

Irish detained from Gaza-bound boats to be deported from Israel

Fourteen people who were on board the Irish ship the MV Saoirse are being held in the Israeli port of Ashdod.

# idf - Friday 2 September, 2011

UN: Israeli blockade of Gaza legal but troops' use of force excessive

A UN report on last year’s deadly Gaza flotilla raid has concluded that the blockade is legal but that the actions of the IDF were “excessive”. Turkey has reacted angrily – threatening to take the matter to the International Court of Justice.

# idf - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Gaza militant killed in Israeli airstrike

The airstrike came after rockets were fired into Israel, according to the Israeli Defence Forces.

# idf - Monday 25 July, 2011

Israeli forces announce weapons boat seizure

Military says two Palestinian men who were on board the vessel were arrested.

# idf - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Defence forces called out to dispose of Limerick city explosive device IED

Defence forces called out to dispose of Limerick city explosive device

The defence forces were called to a private property in the city in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

In photos: Irish Defence Forces fly to Libya to evacuate Irish citizens Libya This post contains images

In photos: Irish Defence Forces fly to Libya to evacuate Irish citizens

Two Air Corps planes with nine crew have arrived in Malta to await go-ahead to evacuate about 40 Irish people from Malta, as over a dozen other governments prepare to evacuate their citizens.

# idf - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

Israel bans social network use in defence forces IDF

Israel bans social network use in defence forces

IDF forced to ban social networks and email clients following series of blunders and leaks.

# idf - Tuesday 17 August, 2010

A FORMER ISRAELI DEFENCE Forces soldier who has been criticised for putting photos of her posing with Palestinian prisoners online says she doesn’t see what she did wrong.

Eden Abergil from Ashdod in Israel uploaded photos of her posing with captured and bound prisoners to her Facebook account. The men had their hands tied and their eyes covered.

A comment under one of the photos read, ”You’re super sexy here.” To which Abergil replied:

Yeah I know, ha ha, what a day that was, see how he completes my picture, I wonder if he’s on Facebook! I have to tag him in the photo! Ha ha.

The IDF has posted this video response to the “shameful” photos:

The Palestinian Authority said the photos show the “mentality of the occupier” and humiliate Palestinians.

Human rights group The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel said the photos reflect Israel’s objectification and disregard of Palestinians.

Speaking to Israeli radio last week, Abergil said that the pictures were taken in goodwill, and doesn’t “understand what’s wrong.”

The Israeli military is unable to force her to remove the photos because she was discharged from the army last year.

Abergil has since changed the privacy settings on her account so the photos and accompanying comments can no longer be viewed.

# idf - Wednesday 14 July, 2010

A LIBYAN AID ship originally bound for Gaza has been diverted to Egypt, Al Jazeera reports. The ship had been tracked overnight by the Israeli navy who planned to intercede if the ship attempted to make it to the shore. This ship was allegedly carrying 2,000 tonnes of aid materials intended for Gaza.

The “Amalthea” or “Al Amal”, funded by a charity headed by Col. Gaddafi’s son, was due to reach Gaza today. Israel warned the ship against attempting to break its blockade of Gaza. The Gaddafi Foundation had said this was a humane mission and those on board would not violently resist Israeli authorities’ efforts to stop their progress.

The cargo is expected to be unloaded at the Egyptian port of El Arish, where it can be transported via land to Gaza, although Egyptian officials said no firm arrangements have been made yet. Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh called today for more “freedom flotillas” and urged the Libyan ship to continue its course to Gaza.