Israel Defense Forces (IDF): News

22 May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

RAI Cinema secures international rights for film on Hamas attacks

RAI Cinema International Distribution (RCID) has acquired international sales rights for the upcoming drama Of Dogs and Men.

04 Apr 2024


Israel used AI to identify 37,000 targets associated with Hamas

Israel's military used an undisclosed AI-powered database, known as Lavender, to identify 37,000 potential targets in the recent conflict in Gaza, according to +972 Magazine, a non-profit magazine run by a group of Palestinian and Israeli journalists.

04 Apr 2024


Explained: Did Israel use AI tool to generate kill list

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) may have used an artificial intelligence (AI) tool, Lavender, to identify potential Hamas militants after the October 7 attacks.

24 Mar 2024


Israeli forces attack Palestinians waiting for aid; 19 killed 

At least 19 people were killed and 23 injured in Gaza while waiting for aid near the Al-Kuwait roundabout as Israeli forces fired upon the crowd on Saturday, Gaza's health authority claimed, per AFP.

12 Mar 2024


Famine in Gaza 'imminent', warns UN as Israel continues blockade

The United Nations cautioned on Tuesday that unless Israel allows a substantial rise in humanitarian aid, thousands of Palestinians in Gaza could face death due to an impending famine.

11 Mar 2024

Academy Awards

Protests over Gaza conflict delay Oscars 2024 ceremony

The 96th Academy Awards ceremony experienced a six-minute delay as pro-Palestinian protesters, expressing opposition to Israel's war in Gaza, disrupted the red carpet and Dolby Theatre entrance.

5 Palestinians killed in Gaza airdrop accident; US denies involvement

At least five people were killed and 10 others injured after a humanitarian aid airdrop malfunctioned in Gaza, according to reports.

06 Mar 2024


Kerala man killed in Israel 'stopped' from moving to safety

A Kerala man—Patnibin Maxwell—who was killed in a missile attack on an orchard in Margaliot, Israel, was not allowed to move to a safer zone, his family alleged.

05 Mar 2024


Centre's advisory to Indians in Israel after Kerala man's death

Following the death of a Kerala man in an anti-tank missile attack in Israel, the Indian Embassy has advised Indians residing in the country to move to "safer locations."

05 Mar 2024


Israel: Kerala man killed in missile attack from Lebanon

An Indian man was killed, while two others were injured after an anti-tank missile from Lebanon struck an orchard close to Israel's northern border community in Margaliot on Monday, PTI reported.

27 Feb 2024

Joe Biden

Biden 'hopes' for ceasefire in Israel-Hamas conflict by 'next Monday'

United States (US) President Joe Biden is "hopeful" for a ceasefire in the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza by next Monday.

19 Feb 2024


Israel sets March deadline for Rafah offensive: Report

A member of Israel's war cabinet, Benny Gantz, has warned Hamas that unless the Palestinian terror group frees all hostages held in Gaza by March 10, an offensive will be launched in Rafah, the BBC reported.

12 Feb 2024


Gaza: Israel rescues 2 hostages from Rafah amid heavy airstrikes

The Israeli military on Monday rescued two hostages abducted by Palestinian terrorist group Hamas on October 7 in a special overnight operation in Gaza's southern Rafah city.

11 Feb 2024


Hamas tunnel found under UN agency Gaza headquarters, says Israel

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Saturday claimed to have found a Hamas tunnel beneath the Gaza City base of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), per Reuters.

Explainer: How will UNRWA funding cuts impact Gaza

At least nine countries, including the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, and Canada, have halted funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

9 countries stop funding UN body in Gaza: Here's why

At least nine countries, including the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, and Canada, have halted funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

16 Jan 2024


Israel-Hamas War: Noah Schnapp says his thoughts have been 'misconstrued' 

Stranger Things actor Noah Schnapp has been facing criticism for his comments on the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

09 Jan 2024


'Fauda' actor Idan Amedi suffers serious injury in Israel-Hamas war

Singer-actor Idan Amedi, famous for his role in the popular Netflix series Fauda, was severely injured while serving as an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservist in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, the Israeli embassy in Greece said in an online post.

07 Jan 2024


'Dismantled' Hamas military framework in north Gaza, claims Israel

The Israeli military on Saturday announced that it had "completed the dismantling" of Hamas's military framework in the northern Gaza Strip.

03 Jan 2024


Who was Saleh al-Arouri, Hamas leader killed in Beirut? 

The deputy chief of Hamas's political bureau, Saleh al-Arouri, has been killed in an Israeli drone strike in Lebanon.

30 Dec 2023


'200 killed in 24hrs': Israel intensifies bombardment in southern Gaza

Israel has launched a massive assault in southern Gaza with tanks and aerial bombings, resulting in nearly 200 deaths within 24 hours, Reuters reported.

29 Dec 2023


Israeli troops killed hostages, mistaking 'help' cries as 'deception': Probe

Days before killing three hostages by mistake, Israel's troops ignored their cries for "help" when they stormed a Gaza building holding the trio, said a military probe report published on Thursday (local time).

26 Dec 2023


Israel-Hamas war: 'Fighting unprecedented battle,' says October 7 attacks mastermind

Hamas's leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, has said the Palestinian terror group was fighting a "fierce, violent, and unprecedented battle" against Israel in Gaza.

25 Dec 2023


Israel releases Hamas tunnel video, 5 hostages found dead inside

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has released video footage of what it claimed is a massive tunnel in the Gaza Strip used by Hamas where five hostages were found dead.

23 Dec 2023


Israel used 'most destructive' 2,000-pound bombs in Gaza: Report

Israel allegedly used one of its biggest and most destructive bombs in areas it designated "safe" for civilians in the Gaza Strip during the first six weeks of its war against Hamas.

UN Security Council passes resolution to boost Gaza aid delivery

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has passed a resolution to boost aid delivery in war-struck Gaza as Israel broadened its ground offensive in the Hamas-controlled strip.

21 Dec 2023

Emmanuel Macron

Fighting Hamas doesn't justify Israel 'flattening' Gaza: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday flagged the Israeli military's aggression in Gaza and batted for a truce leading to a "humanitarian ceasefire" amid the war between Israel and Hamas.

18 Dec 2023


US defense chief lands in Israel to discuss Gaza war

United States (US) Secretary Llyod Austin on Monday landed in Israel to discuss the ongoing war in Gaza.

18 Dec 2023


Hostages mistakenly killed by Israel displayed 'SOS' using leftover food

Three hostages mistakenly shot dead by Israeli forces in Gaza's Shejaiya on Friday used leftover food to scrawl notes appealing for help, said Israel, per BBC.

18 Dec 2023


'4km long': Israel discovers 'biggest' Hamas tunnel near Gaza border

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has announced that it discovered an unusually large concrete and iron-girded tunnel built by the Palestinian terror group Hamas.

17 Dec 2023


Israel-Hamas war: France excoriates Israeli bombing in Gaza

France, on Sunday, excoriated Israel for the bombing of a residential building in Gaza's Rafah, which resulted in the deaths of a French staff member and 10 other civilians.

16 Dec 2023


Israel mistakenly kills 3 hostages, Netanyahu says 'unbearable tragedy'

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Saturday announced its troops had shot and killed three hostages held by Hamas during its ground operation in the Gaza Strip after mistaking them for a "threat."

14 Dec 2023


Israel-Hamas war: Everything about 135 hostages held in Gaza

It has been over two months since the war between Israel and Palestinian terrorist group Hamas broke out, but there are still 135 hostages who reportedly remain in captivity inside the Gaza Strip.

UN prepares for Gaza ceasefire vote as Israel bombing continues

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is reportedly gearing up to vote on an urgent humanitarian ceasefire in the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas in Gaza.

11 Dec 2023


Palestinians don't support Hamas: Ex-Hamas minster amid war with Israel 

As the conflict in Gaza turns into a macabre scene, a former minister of Hamas has said ordinary people in Palestine do not support the terror organization.

11 Dec 2023


Hamas 'underestimated' our retaliation: Israeli defense minister

While Israel continues its military aggression in Gaza, the Jewish nation's Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has said Hamas "underestimated" their retaliation to its unprecedented October 7 attack.

09 Dec 2023

Antonio Guterres

Gaza situation 'at breaking point': UN after Israel intensifies strikes

Israel has intensified attacks against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, hitting over 450 targets on Friday alone, Reuters reported.

07 Dec 2023


Israel knew about threat to Supernova Festival, didn't warn organizers

Israel's security forces were aware of the possibility of Hamas attacking the Supernova music festival on October 7. However, the organizers of the event were not alerted and were left to "fend for themselves" four hours after the attack, Haaretz reported.

05 Dec 2023


Nowhere safe: UN after Israel extends war to southern Gaza

Israel has intensified its fight against Hamas in Gaza as its forces pushed further into the strip's southern region.

02 Dec 2023


US state secretary blames Hamas for breaking truce with Israel

United States (US) Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday blamed Hamas for the end of the temporary ceasefire with Israel in Gaza.

30 Nov 2023

Mayim Bialik

Charting 'The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik's support for Israel

Actor, author, neuroscientist, and game show host Mayim Bialik, who identifies as a staunch Zionist, has always been extremely vocal toward championing Israel's rights.

27 Nov 2023


Hamas wants ceasefire extension with Israel under new conditions: Report

Palestinian terrorist group Hamas has said it is interested in extending the four-day truce with Israel if it releases more Palestinian detainees, reported Reuters.

26 Nov 2023


Israel slams Irish PM for 'lost' remark on 9-year-old hostage

Israeli government spokesperson Eylon Levy bashed Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Sunday for his allegedly insensitive statement on the release of a nine-year-old Irish-Israeli hostage.

26 Nov 2023


2nd group of Hamas-held hostages released after delay

A total of 17 hostages were released by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas after hours of delay on Sunday.

21 Nov 2023


Biden says Israel-Hamas truce deal close, IDF surrounds Indonesian Hospital

The deal for a truce between Israel and Hamas amid the ongoing war in Gaza is "closer," United States President Joe Biden and Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh have said.

20 Nov 2023


Israel posts footage of foreign hostages at Gaza's main hospital 

Israel has once again upped its claims of Palestinian terror group Hamas using Gaza's al-Shifa Hospital as its base, claiming a captive soldier was executed and two foreign hostages were held at the facility.

19 Nov 2023


US, Israel, and Hamas reach deal to free hostages: Report

The United States (US), Israel, and Hamas have reportedly reached a tentative agreement to free dozens of women and children hostages held in Gaza in exchange for a five-day pause in the ongoing war.

18 Nov 2023


450 patients left behind at Al-Shifa Hospital: Gaza health officials

Hundreds of people reportedly fled from Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital on Saturday after Israeli troops ordered evacuation "in the next hour" over loudspeakers, reported AFP.

17 Nov 2023


Mother of 5 Hamas hostage found dead near Gaza hospital

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Friday claimed to have found the body of a hostage who was abducted by Hamas terrorists during their October 7 attack near Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital.

17 Nov 2023


Hamas command center found in Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital, says Israel

Israel claimed to have found an operational command center used by Hamas at Gaza's largest medical facility—Al-Shifa Hospital.

15 Nov 2023


Israel tanks enter Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital, patients stranded

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has entered war-torn Gaza's biggest medical facility, the Al-Shifa Hospital, where hundreds of patients and civilians are stranded, with tanks, The Associated Press reported.

15 Nov 2023


Israel raids Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital, approves fuel for UN trucks

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Wednesday raided the Al-Shifa Hospital, the largest medical facility in war-torn Gaza, and called on Hamas fighters to surrender with thousands of Palestinian civilians sheltering there, per Reuters.

14 Nov 2023


Israel claims Hamas held hostages, stored weapons in hospital basement

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has released a video and photos of Gaza's Al-Rantisi children's hospital, claiming the Palestinian terror group Hamas used its basement for holding captives and storing weapons.

14 Nov 2023


Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital buried 179 in 'mass grave,' says director

War-torn Gaza's largest medical facility, Al-Shifa Hospital, has buried 179 people—including infants and intensive care unit patients—in a "mass grave" after a fuel shortage led to a humanitarian crisis, said Director Mohammad Abu Salmiyah, per AFP.

14 Nov 2023


Will free 70 hostages in exchange for 5-day ceasefire: Hamas

Amid the escalating war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, the Palestinian terror group's military arm, the Al-Qassam Brigades, has proposed a five-day ceasefire with Israel in exchange for the release of up to 70 women and children hostages, Reuters reported.

Gaza's biggest hospital 'not functioning anymore' amid Israeli bombing: WHO

Gaza's largest medical facility, al-Shifa Hospital, is no longer functional amid "constant gunfire and bombings in the area," World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

12 Nov 2023


Will help evacuate babies from Gaza's largest hospital: Israel

Israel announced on Sunday that it is ready to assist with the evacuation of babies from Gaza's largest hospital amid the intense battle near the facility between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

11 Nov 2023


Gaza's largest hospital runs out of fuel, operations suspended

The largest hospital in Gaza has run out of fuel, forcing it to suspend operations.

11 Nov 2023


Blinken expresses concern over Palestinian deaths amid Israel-Hamas war

Too many Palestinians have lost their lives in Gaza, United States (US) Secretary of State Antony Blinken said while speaking on the ongoing war between the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and Israel.

08 Nov 2023

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot faces criticism for organizing Hamas massacre footage screening

Israeli actor Gal Gadot has come under fire for arranging a showing of unedited footage from the October 7 Hamas attack in Israel.

08 Nov 2023


Israel operating in Gaza City, US says occupation 'not good'

After splitting the Gaza Strip into two parts, Israel said on Tuesday that its forces were operating in the heart of Gaza City as the war entered its second month.

07 Nov 2023


Israel to take 'security' duty in Gaza indefinitely post-war: Netanyahu

As Israel's war with Hamas completed one month on Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly said his country will have an indefinite "overall security" role in Gaza once the conflict ends.

06 Nov 2023


Gaza Strip cut in 2, ready to attack north: Israel

Israel's military has said it cut the Gaza Strip into two pieces and is ready to attack northern Gaza at any moment.