Three IDF soldiers were moderately injured and two lightly injured after a mortar fell near Nirim in southern Israel.
The soldiers were evacuated to the hospital for medical treatment. Their families have been notified.
Hamas renewed its rocket fire on Israel early Friday morning, launching rockets towards communities near the border, as well as to Sderot and Ashkelon.
In one kibbutz, a rocket hit a vehicle, while in another kibbutz, a rocket landed in a packaging plant and caused heavy damage.
The owner of the vehicle which was hit is a member of Mefalsim's security chapter, and he and his colleagues were in the yard when they heard the siren. They did not manage to run for shelter, and laid on the ground during the siren. They were not hit by the shrapnel which damaged the home.
IDF spokesperson: Following Hamas’ violation of the pause, combat has resumed in the Gaza Strip; Since 7:00, the IDF has struck over 200 terror targets.Following Hamas’ violation of the operational pause, over the last few hours, ground, air and naval forces struck terror targets in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, including in Khan Yunis and Rafah. The IDF struck areas booby-trapped with explosives, terror tunnel shafts, launch posts, and operational command centers designated by Hamas for use in the renewed fighting. IDF spokesperson: Following the initial report regarding sirens sounding in northern Israel, the IDF Aerial Defense Array successfully intercepted a suspicious aerial target that crossed from Lebanon into Israeli territory. The sirens regarding rockets...
Washington, DC - Dec. 1, 2023 - A federal watchdog will investigate how the Biden administration chose a site for a new FBI headquarters following a contentious competition marked by allegations of conflict of interest.
The Inspector General for the General Services Administration is probing the decision to locate the facility in Greenbelt, Maryland, over a site in Virginia., according to a letter released Thursday by Virginia lawmakers. The new building would replace the FBI’s crumbling headquarters in nearby Washington, D.C.
Virginia’s senators and representatives said in a joint statement that there was “overwhelming evidence” suggesting the process was influenced by politics and called on the GSA to pause anything related to the ...
So, he lodged there on that night, and he took from what came into his hand a gift for his brother Esau: Two hundred she goats and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, thirty nursing camels with their young, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty she donkeys and ten he donkeys. And he gave into the hands of his servants each herd individually, and he said to his servants, “Pass on ahead of me and make a space between one herd and another herd (Bereishis 32:14-17).”
Yaakov was preparing for the anticipated encounter. He prayed to God for Divine assistance and protection, split the camps in preparation for war, and sent generous gifts to Esav. The gifts were meant to appease and assuage the anger and animosity of Esav. The Torah tells us the enormous number of anim...
Rabbi David Lau, the Chief Rabbi of Israel, visited artillery battalions on the Gaza border. The rabbi went from one battalion to the next and met hundreds of soldiers.
At the 439th Battalion, Rabbi Lau met the brigade commander, Yotam Burstein, who told him about the brigade and battalion's work and the soldiers' high morale. The commander related that "the battalion was the first to be called up on Simchat Torah and was the first to fire at Gaza, precisely and quickly, and I'm proud of that."
The Chief Rabbi addressed the soldiers, and even from crew to crew, to speak and bless the soldiers who couldn't make it and had to remain on standby in their cannons. One of the teams honored Rabbi Lau by letting him write a dedication on an artillery shell. "For the uplifting...
The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday night that Israel and Hamas have agreed to extend the temporary truce in Gaza for an eighth day.
Egyptian officials cited in the report said that the deal is expected to involve the release of another 10 hostages, mostly women and children.
The report has not yet been confirmed by Israel.
IDF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari gave a press briefing on Thursday, amid the preparations for a possible resumption of the fighting in Gaza, should the ceasefire agreement not be extended.
“The IDF is prepared to continue the war. We are prepared for our offensive at all times. Tonight, and also tomorrow, we are prepared to strike at any hour. We are maintaining a high level of preparedness, on all borders and in all areas,” he stated.
On the video which was published by Hamas showing Yarden Bibas, who was kidnapped to Gaza, Hagari said, “The terror organization, Hamas, put out a vicious and horrible video of Yarden Bibas. Our hearts are with him and the entire Bibas family. We will continue to take every action needed to return our hostages home. This is the ps...
Baltimore City Police announced the the first part of the reorganization of its command staff and announced dozens of promotions aimed at making the department more efficient and to build a community policing program, according to a news release from the department.
My team and I developed a comprehensive plan for the organization that ensures an increased focus on community policing, allows for necessary support and mentorship of commanders, and enhances opportunities for professional members within the Executive Team,” said Commissioner Richard Worley in a news release.
The moves include the creation of two new Deputy Commissioners, four Lieutenant Colonels, three Majors and one Captain.
The department said these moves are the first part of its reorganization. The second phase w...
International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan has landed in Israel for a surprise, non-official visit to meet with the families of victims of Hamas's October 7 invasion of the South.
The visit will not include Gaza, which the prosecutor had demanded, and even had made a public display of visiting the Egyptian/Gaza border on October 29 to try to pressure Israel to allow him in and to speed up the pace of allowing in humanitarian aid.
No announcement ahead of visit
No announcement was made either by the ICC or any government body in advance of the visit and no itinerary has been publicly shared, though discussions about a visit of some kind go back a long time.
Leading into this surprise visit, the prosecutor had recently met with some of the Israeli families wh...
The Arrow defense system, Iron Sting mortar, Eitan APC, the Typhoon Mk-30c turret, Negev 7 machine-gun, Dagger aiming system, just some of the new equipment
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) disclosed on Thursday an updated list of newly used weapons and equipment from its arsenal, including the Dagger aiming system, Negev 7 machine-gun, Arrow defense system, Iron Sting mortar, Eitan APC, Typhoon Mk-30c turret, and more.
“The assimilation of the additional weapons and equipment has tremendous significance these days, as it helps the efficiency and security of the forces in the field, and leads us to successful and precise maneuvering in the dense Gaza Strip,” the IDF said in its press release.
The “Dagger” smart-shooter aim-assistance system, is now being u...
U.S. forces stationed in Syria were attacked Tuesday, Pentagon officials said Thursday, marking the 74th time since Oct. 17 that troops were targeted in the Middle East.
Pentagon spokesperson Sabrina Singh confirmed the attack during Thursday's Department of Defense briefing.
"There was an attack on Tuesday…that brings the total attacks up to 74 attacks from October 17th until now," she said, adding that there were no additional attacks over the last two days.
Singh also said there were no injuries reported from the attack, nor any damage to infrastructure.
The 74 attacks on U.S. troops have taken place in Iraq and Syria and began on Oct. 17 by Iraqi militia groups. The attacks are reportedly linked to the U.S.’s support for Israel in its retaliation against t...
Yuval Doron Kastelman, 38, Z'L, from Mevaseret Zion, was pronounced dead at the hospital on Thursday evening after he suffered critical injuries in the shooting attack at the entrance to Jerusalem on Thursday morning.
Kastelman, an attorney at the Civil Service Commission, was on his way to work when he noticed the attack on the other side of the road. He stopped his car to neutralize the terrorists, but soldiers who were at the scene thought he was a terrorist and shot him.
Kastelman was to have celebrated his birthday on Friday. His family said that Kastelman, who served in the security forces in the past, "was always a hero and the first to jump in to save lives, and he did the same this time.”
Footage from the scene showed Kastelman raising his hands while sitti...
Have you ever been to a hotel for an event, or for a Shabbos program? Did you ever think of the details on how the kitchen becomes kosher? Kashering a non-kosher kitchen is a very complicated process, yet it is done very often. Let’s listen to Rabbi Aaron Mendelson from Kosher Services, as he explains what the consumer should know before partaking in any event in a hotel.
The 8 hostages came back to their families today. Siblings Bilal and Aisha Ziyadne, Ilana Gritzewsky, Nili Margalit, Shani Goren, Sapir Cohen, Amit Soussana, Mia Schem.
A spike in carjackings, thefts and other crimes that started during the coronavirus pandemic is continuing in many parts of the country as fearful residents push their city’s leaders to do more to address the problem amid fears for their safety or discovering they lost their vehicle.
FBI data shows a noticeable and aggressive influx of car thefts in 2020, a trend that has continued to this year. Compared to before the pandemic in 2019 when there were 220.8 car thefts per 100,000 people, the rate of the incidents has continued to climb. Car thefts jumped to 246 per 100,000 people in 2020 and reached 282.7 in 2022, the most recent year in the FBI’s crime database.
Property crimes — which the FBI includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, a...