News and updates about IDF

Chief of Staff: The IDF conducted a raid in a neighboring country last month

Aviv Kochavi hints about operation that the IDF conducted in a nearby country.

'The IDF conducted a raid in a neighboring country'

Large weapons smuggling operation broken up in Jordan Valley

Over 50 weapons seized after IDF, police stop 3 suspicious vehicles traveling on Route 90.

Large weapons smuggling operation broken up in Jordan Valley

Will colleagues of slain IDF soldier Barel Shmueli be investigated?

IDF reportedly considering investigation of response of soldiers on Gaza border to killing of comrade during violent riot.

Will colleagues of slain soldier Barel Shmueli be investigated?

Joint force exercise sweeps through central Samaria city

IDF, Israel Police, and other emergency services practiced responding to multiple simultaneous incidents in one of Samaria's largest cities.

Joint force exercise sweeps through central Samaria city

First publication: Home of accomplice in Yehuda Dimentman's murder to be demolished

Part of home of minor who assisted his cousin in murder of yeshiva student in Samaria to be demolished.

Home of accomplice in Yehuda Dimentman's murder to be demolished

Watch: IDF Education Force band sends love to Texas synagogue

Education Force band sings "Kol Ha'Olam Kulo" in solidarity with Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville.

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Egoz unit resumes training after deadly friendly fire incident

IDF unit which lost 2 commanders in friendly fire shooting last week resumes operational activity as Chief of Staff visits.

Egoz unit resumes training after deadly friendly fire incident

2 soldiers hurt in accidental grenade explosion

Soldiers taken to hospital in Jerusalem after accidental grenade detonation at military base in Mishor Adumim.

2 soldiers hurt in accidental grenade explosion

IDF widow: No anger at soldier who fired in friendly fire incident

Or Elharar, widow of Major Itamar Elharar, who was killed in a friendly fire incident, opens up a week after the tragic accident.

IDF widow: No anger at shooter in friendly fire incident

First publication: IDF to allow married soldiers to return home for day of mikva immersion

Under new regulation, married soldiers to be allowed to return home on day of mikvah immersion.

First publication: IDF to allow married soldiers days off

IDF officer from friendly fire tragedy: Two gunmen surprised me, so I acted immediately

Officer who shot dead two members of his unit says he felt he was in danger and therefore opened fire.

'Two gunmen surprised me, so I acted immediately'

'Ofek, come back!' A father's tears at military funeral

A thousand people attend funeral of Ofek Aharon, one of the 2 soldiers who were killed in a friendly-fire incident last night.

'Ofek, come back!' A father's tears at military funeral

Ofek Aharon and Itamar Elharar killed in friendly fire incident near base in Jordan Valley

Serious shooting accident results in deaths of two officers during security operations in the Jordan Valley.

Ofek Aharon, Itamar Elharar, killed in Jordan Valley incident

First publication: Demolition order issued for home of Yehuda Dimentman's murderer

Family of terrorist Muhammad Jaradat informed their home will be demolished following murder of Yehuda Dimentman.

Demolition order for home of Yehuda Dimentman's murderer

Terrorist taken with soldier he injured to hospital - without handcuffs

Terrorist who committed ramming attack in Binyamin taken to hospital in same helicopter as soldier he wounded, not handcuffed during flight.

Terrorist taken with victim to hospital - without handcuffs

IDF investigating case of elderly PA man who died after being released

Military Police Criminal Investigation Division investigating after detained PA man dies after his release,

IDF investigating after elderly PA man died after being released

Likud MK proposes: One dunam of land to each discharged soldier

'Soldier who settles in the Negev is preferable to any land-robbing Bedouin,' MK David Amsalem says.

Likud MK proposes: One dunam of land to each discharged soldier

IDF: 31 soldiers fell in 2021

IDF releases casualty figures for the previous year.

IDF: 31 soldiers fell in 2021

Watch: Arabs attempt to drag tank away from IDF memorial site

Arabs arrive at Brigade 7 memorial site, attempt to drag away one of the tanks stationed there.

Watch: Arabs attempt to drag tank from IDF memorial site

IDF: We'll destroy floor terrorist lived on

IDF announces decision to demolish floor Yehuda Dimentman's murderer lived on, allows terrorist's family to appeal.

IDF: We'll destroy floor terrorist lived on

Helicopter crash victim laid to rest

Lt. Col. Erez Sachyani, who was killed in military helicopter crash alongside Maj. Chen Fogel, laid to rest in cemetery in Misgav.

Helicopter crash victim laid to restplayer

IDF intercepts Hezbollah drone on Lebanese border

IDF forces shoot down Hezbollah drone after it crossed into Israeli territory. The incident is being investigated.

IDF intercepts Hezbollah drone on Lebanese border

Teen with autism fulfills dream of joining IDF

Tal Or, Itamar's mother, relates story of his adoption, discovery his autism, fight to allow him to join his friends in the IDF.

Teen with autism fulfills dream of joining IDF

IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza

IDF retaliates for rocket launches on central Israel, attacks Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.

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IDF cancels weapons permits for soldiers

The IDF has rolled out a strategy against theft of weapons from soldiers - soldiers will no longer be permitted to take weapons off base.

IDF cancels weapons permits for soldiers

Israeli returned to Israel after crossing border to Lebanon

Bedouin who crossed the border a few weeks ago returned from Lebanon in coordination with UNIFIL.

Israeli returned to Israel after crossing border to Lebanon

Are the IDF Reserves ready for war?

IDF has failed to meet obligation to report to government on state of readiness of reserves for the past three years.

Are the IDF Reserves ready for war?

Large increase in terror attacks in Judea and Samaria in 2021

1,500 more stone-throwing incidents in 2021 compared to 2020, doubling of shootings and stabbings, according to IDF data.

Large increase in terror attacks in Judea and Samaria in 2021

Chief of Staff: IDF made significant strides in 2021

IDF Chef of Staff Aviv Kochavi sums up IDF's accomplishments in the past year.

Chief of Staff: IDF made significant strides in 2021

IDF, Defense Ministry duck responsibility for home demolition

IDF, Defense Ministry each claim the other is responsible for the order the demolition of the home of the terrorist who murdered Eli Kay.

IDF, Defense Ministry duck responsibility for home demolition

Attempted shooting near Nablus

IDF searching for perpetrators after terrorists fire at Nablus-area military post.

Attempted shooting near Nablus

IDF told soldiers: Don't wander on foot around Ramle

'Instruction was given during Operation Guardian of the Walls, has since been canceled,' IDF spokesperson says.

IDF told soldiers: Don't wander on foot around Ramle

New report shows crisis of confidence in IDF

Decline in public confidence in the IDF part of a growing trend that began last year.

New report shows crisis of confidence in IDF

Soldiers attack Jew who blocked their path in Gush Etzion

Soldiers attacked Gush Etzion man who, they claimed, interfered with their patrol. The soldiers were disciplined.

Soldiers attack Jew who blocked their path in Gush Etzion

IDF eliminates terrorist who opened fire in Binyamin region

IDF forces eliminate 26-year-old Palestinian Arab who tried to carry out an attack near Psagot.

IDF eliminates terrorist who opened fire in Binyamin region

Defense Minister: Prepare for 5,000 new COVID-19 cases daily

DM Gantz orders Home Front Command to expand activities of coronavirus headquarters.

Defense Minister: Prepare for 5,000 new COVID-19 cases daily

Gantz: It is possible & necessary to put an end to Iran's time-dragging strategy

Defense Minister Gantz: "Iran does not have real bargaining chips. Both overt and covert actions will be expanded”

Gantz: It is possible to put an end to Iran's strategy

12 UN ambassadors from nations around the world visit the IDF

UN ambassadors visit Israeli military bases, meet with top IDF officials in trip organized by Ambassador Gilad Erdan.

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IDF prepares for demolition of home of Yehuda Dimentman's murderers

Palestinian Arabs open fire towards IDF soldiers mapping the home of Yehuda Dimentman's murderers. No soldiers wounded.

IDF prepares for demolition of terrorists' home

IDF, Police plan to deal with violence in mixed cities

Following May violence in mixed Arab-Jewish cities, new Border Police units to be created under police command.

IDF, Police plan to deal with violence in mixed cities