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Israeli airstrikes kill 11, Palestinian sources sayupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 19:41:00

Eleven Palestinians were killed and at least four critically injured Friday and early Saturday after a series of Israeli airstrikes targeted suspected militants across Gaza, according to Palestinian medical officials.

Israeli drone crashes in ball of fireupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 13:18:00

An unmanned Israeli airplane capable of reaching parts of Iran crashed during an experimental flight Sunday, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Sources: Israeli airstrike kills 1 in northern Gazaupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 04:27:00

An Israeli airstrike in northern Gaza early Friday killed one person and injured at least one other, Palestinian security sources said.

Sources: Israeli airstrike kills 1 in Gazaupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 13:48:00

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza Tuesday killed one Islamic Jihad militant and injured three others, sources said.

Right-wing attack on Israeli baseupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 14:34:00

There is growing concern in Israel about a spate of right-wing attacks. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.

Jewish 'terrorists' attack Israeli base on the West Bankupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 14:34:00

In an attack Tuesday -- which an Israeli official termed an act of Jewish terrorism -- around 50 right-wing Israeli extremists infiltrated and attacked the Ephraim Regional Division Headquarters, an Israel Defense Forces military base in the West Bank.

One killed in Gaza airstrikeupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 06:27:00

Israel Defense Forces conducted airstrikes on Gaza Friday, targeting militant camps in raids that killed one person and wounded 15 others, officials said.

Israeli forces take over Gaza-bound boat; no resistance reportedupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 13:00:00

Israeli naval forces Tuesday successfully took over a boat of activists intent on breaking what they call the "siege of Gaza" without violent resistance.

Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli soldiers in West Bankupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 21:31:00

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank town of Nablus early Wednesday, after an explosive device was thrown at them, Israel Defense Forces and Palestinian medical services said.

Arrests made in slaying of Israeli family in West Bankupdated: Sun Apr 17 2011 10:23:00

The Israel Defense Forces arrested two people it identified as responsible for the massacre of an Israeli family in the West Bank settlement of Itamar, officials said Sunday.

Palestinian medics: Man killed in Israeli shellingupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 09:05:00

A Palestinian man in northern Gaza was killed in shelling by Israeli forces, Palestinian medics said Tuesday.

Children among casualties of Israeli strike, medical sources sayupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 16:49:00

Four Palestinian militants were killed Tuesday evening in an Israeli airstrike in the Zeitoun neighborhood east of Gaza City, the latest in a series of attacks in recent days that have included two children among the fatalities, Hamas security sources and Palestinian medical officials said.

Israel: Vessel laden with Gaza-bound weapons interceptedupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 09:44:00

Israeli commandos intercepted a ship in the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday and found weapons bound for Gaza militants, according to the Israeli government.

IDF investigation finds Palestinian man 'regrettably killed'updated: Thu Jan 20 2011 07:03:00

The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday it has ended the military career of a soldier involved in a commando raid this month in the West Bank city of Hebron during which five Hamas members were arrested and a 66-year-old Palestinian man was "regrettably killed."

Palestinian man in West Bank killed during Israeli raidupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 07:46:00

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man when they raided a militant's home in the West Bank city of Hebron early Friday, Israeli and Palestinian authorities said.

Object shot out of sky above Israeli nuclear plant, military saysupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 15:16:00

The Israeli Air Force shot down an unidentified flying object over the Dimona nuclear plant in the Negev Desert Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Military: Israeli forces kill 2, thwart terror attackupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 09:26:00

The Israeli military said it killed two armed Palestinians and thwarted a terror attack in northern Gaza overnight.

Israel fires two rockets into Gazaupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 18:59:00

Israel fired two rockets into southern Gaza on Saturday night, injuring one person, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Israel kills militant in Gazaupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 17:55:00

Israeli forces targeted and killed a militant in Gaza on Wednesday, according to the Israel Defense Forces and the militant group to which he belonged.

Group posts photographs it says show misconduct by Israeli soldiersupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 20:22:00

An Israeli rights group has posted three photographs it says show misconduct by soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces during a three-week offensive in Gaza in 2008 and 2009.

7 held for allegedly stealing, selling Israeli weaponsupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 10:45:00

Two Israeli soldiers are among seven people arrested in connection with the theft and selling of military weapons and ammunition in Israel, police said.

2 Israeli soldiers arrested on suspicion of stealing weaponsupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 21:49:00

Israeli authorities have arrested individuals suspected of stealing weapons from a base in central Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said Thursday.

Reports: 3 Palestinians dead in shellingupdated: Sun Sep 12 2010 13:49:00

Three people, including a teenager, were killed Sunday and two others were injured when an Israeli tank shell landed east of the Beit Hanoun neighborhood in northern Gaza, according to Palestinian medical and security officials.

Israeli soldier's photos draw fireupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 11:59:00

A female Israeli soldier's photos with Palestinian prisoners are criticized. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Israeli in Facebook incident dismisses criticismupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 11:59:00

The former Israeli soldier who posted photos of herself on Facebook posing in front of blindfolded Palestinians waved off criticism of her actions, arguing that her behavior was no different than that of news outlets.

IDF Soldier's Palestinian prisoner picsupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 05:35:00

A former IDF soldier posts online photos of herself next to blindfolded Palestinian prisoners. CNN gets reaction.

Israeli military blasts ex-soldier's photos with Palestinian prisonersupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 05:35:00

A former Israeli soldier has posted photos of herself on Facebook posing in front of blindfolded Palestinian prisoners, prompting harsh reactions.

Islamic Jihad militant fatally shot near Gaza borderupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 17:07:00

Israeli soldiers responding to mortar fire from Islamic Jihad militants shot and killed one of the militants along the border with Gaza, Islamic Jihad sources told CNN Monday.

Israeli military court convicts 2 soldiersupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 08:23:00

An Israeli military court Thursday convicted a lieutenant colonel and a soldier in the firing of a rubber bullet at close range toward a handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian, the Israel Defense Forces confirmed.

Israeli army review: Force against flotilla activists justifiedupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 17:14:00

Israeli navy commando soldiers who boarded a Gaza-bound aid flotilla on May 31, resulting in violence between troops and activists that left nine Turks dead, "operated properly, with professionalism, bravery and resourcefulness" and "exhibited correct decision making," according to an Israeli army review of the incident released Monday.

Israel hits weapons facility in northern Gazaupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 02:42:00

The Israeli air force hit a weapons manufacturing facility and "terror" sites in Gaza overnight, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman said Thursday.

Israeli officer, civilians arrested over Hezbollah drug tiesupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 08:46:00

An Israeli warrant officer and a number of Israeli civilians have been arrested for suspected ties to Lebanese drug dealers connected to Hezbollah, the Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday.

Israel PM offers to appear at flotilla raid inquiryupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 07:47:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he and other officials are willing to appear before an investigation into the Israeli commando raid on a flotilla last week.

Israel appoints 'experts' to examine flotilla incidentupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 21:33:00

The Israeli military's chief of general staff has appointed a reserve general to lead "a team of experts" to examine Israel's interception of a flotilla bound for Gaza last week in order to "establish lessons from the event," the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

Israel turns to YouTube, Twitter after flotilla fiascoupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 10:02:00

The Israeli government is hoping YouTube and Twitter can help restore its reputation after a botched raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla killed nine people. Don't get your hopes up, Bibi. There's only so much a technological tactic can do after such a big strategic blunder. Besides, the folks on those ships had camera phones, too.

Turkish protests denounce IDF raidupdated: Mon May 31 2010 19:47:00

Demonstrators in Istanbul denounce the IDF attack of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Abbas: State with temporary borders would be a 'trap'updated: Sun Apr 25 2010 15:52:00

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he would not accept a Palestinian state with temporary borders and described an Israeli proposal for such an arrangement as a "trap."

Palestinians object to definition of 'infiltrator'updated: Mon Apr 12 2010 07:01:00

A new Israel Defense Forces order aimed at preventing infiltration in the West Bank is sparking angry condemnations in the Palestinian Authority.

Israel launches air strikes on Gazaupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 14:27:00

Israeli jets launched eight air strikes early Friday on Gaza, Palestinian officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Israeli forces kill 2 more Palestiniansupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 09:06:00

Israeli forces killed two young Palestinians on Sunday, hours after the military announced that a teen shot on Saturday also died.

Israelis nab senior Hamas leaderupdated: Fri Mar 19 2010 03:18:00

Israeli forces have arrested a senior Hamas operative they say is responsible for killing more than 70 Israelis in various terrorist attacks, the Israel Defense Forces said Sunday.

Soldier spills the beansupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 18:57:00

An Israeli soldier is in trouble after leaking plans on Facebook for an upcoming raid. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.

Israeli military calls off raid after soldier posts detailsupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 18:57:00

The Israel Defense Forces called off a raid after one of its combat soldiers posted information about the operation, including the time and place, on Facebook, the IDF said Wednesday.

More explosive barrels wash up on Israeli beachupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 12:03:00

Israeli authorities discovered and disarmed an explosive barrel Wednesday, the third to wash up on an Israeli beach this week, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Israel kills 3 Palestinians over settler's deathupdated: Sun Dec 27 2009 11:20:00

Israeli forces killed six Palestinians in separate incidents in the West Bank and Gaza early Saturday, acts that quickly drew Palestinian condemnation.

Israeli troops kill 6 Palestiniansupdated: Sat Dec 26 2009 13:45:00

Israeli forces killed six Palestinians in separate incidents in the West Bank and Gaza early Saturday, acts that quickly drew Palestinian condemnation.

Israel pilot, son of space shuttle Columbia crewman, dies in crashupdated: Sun Sep 13 2009 15:05:00

An Israel air force pilot, the son of an astronaut who died aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 2003, was killed Sunday in an F-16 fighter jet crash, Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

Israeli military: Soldier kidnapping ruled outupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 17:57:00

Investigators have ruled out a report that an Israeli soldier was kidnapped earlier Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Report alleges IDF abusesupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 17:24:00

An activist group alleges misconduct by the Israeli military during the Gaza operation. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Israel navy intercepts boat with ex-U.S. Rep. McKinneyupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 21:25:00

The Israeli navy took control of a boat that violated an Israeli blockade and crossed into Gazan waters Tuesday, the Israel Defense Forces said, while a Gaza group said the ship was carrying humanitarian aid, a former U.S. congresswoman and a Nobel laureate.

U.N. report condemns Israel for Gaza operationupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 20:45:00

Israeli soldiers routinely and intentionally put children in harm's way during their 22-day offensive against the Palestinians in Gaza, according to a United Nations report made public Monday.

Two rockets strike southern Israeli cityupdated: Sat Feb 28 2009 06:32:00

Two rockets were fired Saturday morning from Gaza and landed in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, one of them hitting an educational institution and the other landing in an open area, the Israeli military said.

Israeli forces seize ship heading for Gazaupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 10:07:00

Citing security concerns, Israeli naval forces early Thursday commandeered a ship trying to bring humanitarian supplies into Gaza and redirected it to an Israeli port.

Israeli tank fire 'killed doctor's daughters'updated: Wed Feb 04 2009 16:17:00

The Israeli military took the blame Wednesday for the deaths in Gaza of three daughters of a prominent Palestinian doctor during fighting in mid-January between Israeli troops and Hamas militants, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Israeli army investigates alleged abuse videoupdated: Sat Nov 08 2008 10:32:00

The Israeli army said Saturday it is investigating a video that appears to show Israeli soldiers taunting a blindfolded Palestinian man.

Israel: Airstrike targets Gaza rocket squadupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 19:55:00

Israel launched an airstrike against Islamic militants in northern Gaza Wednesday night after rockets were fired into Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Gaza rocket hits Israel coastal cityupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 05:08:00

A rocket was fired into the Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon, Israeli police said Wednesday, but no damage or injuries were reported.

Israel launches deadly airstrike in Gazaupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 21:37:00

Israel launched an airstrike Tuesday night on southern Gaza after clashing with Hamas militants in central Gaza, Palestinian sources and Israel Defense Forces said.

Israeli officer, soldier charged in rubber bullet shootingupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 08:24:00

The Israeli military Thursday charged a commander and a soldier in an incident in which a rubber bullet was fired at a handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian detainee at close range.

Israeli commander suspended over rubber-bullet shootingupdated: Tue Jul 29 2008 10:24:00

The Israeli military said Tuesday that it has suspended a lieutenant colonel for "moral failure of command" after one of his soldiers fired a rubber bullet at close range at a blindfolded Palestinian in military custody.

Israel: Man killed near crossingupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 03:43:00

Israeli troops shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian man Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.

Investigators clear Israeli air force in deaths of Gaza familyupdated: Fri May 02 2008 13:48:00

An Israeli military investigation has cleared its air force in Monday's deaths of a Palestinian mother and her four children, the Southern Command of the Israel Defense Forces said Friday.

Mideast violence kills mother, 4 childrenupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 17:20:00

Four Palestinian siblings ages 1 to 6 and their mother were killed Monday when Israeli tank shells hit their house, Palestinian medical and security sources said.

Israeli airstrike kills Palestinian militantupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 20:08:00

An Israeli airstrike killed a wanted Palestinian militant in Beit Hanoun, Israel Defense Forces and Palestinian sources said Monday.

Israeli attack levels Hamas building, kills 1, Palestinians sayupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 22:04:00

Israel Defense Forces carried out two airstrikes on an old Hamas Interior Ministry building in Gaza City on Friday, killing one Palestinian woman and injuring 14 people, Palestinian security sources said.

Israeli forces arrest militant leader; sources say teen killedupdated: Tue Jan 29 2008 02:46:00

Israeli forces arrested the local head of a Palestinian militant group in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Monday night, Israel Defense Forces said.

Israeli airstrikes kill 2 militants in Gazaupdated: Sat Jan 19 2008 09:04:00

The Israel Defense Forces carried out two airstrikes against targets in northern Gaza early Saturday, killing two Palestinian militants, according to an IDF spokeswoman and Palestinian security sources.

Six dead in Israeli attacksupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 09:34:00

Israeli forces made forays into northern and southern Gaza Tuesday morning in operations targeting Palestinian militants, killing up to six, according to Palestinian sources and the Israel Defense Forces.

Rocket attack wounds Israeli troopsupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 09:54:00

Israel says a Palestinian rocket has exploded at an army base wounding dozens of Israeli soldiers. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.

Gunfire erupts on Israel-Lebanon borderupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 04:55:00

Lebanese army troops fired Wednesday on Israeli troops hunting for explosives along the Israel-Lebanon border, Lebanese army and Israeli military sources said.

Palestinian girl, 12, killed by Israeli sniper fireupdated: Sat Nov 04 2006 01:48:00

Israeli sniper fire accidentally killed a 12-year-old Palestinian girl in Beit Hanoun on Saturday, Israel Defense Forces said.

Gaza militants flee siege by hiding among womenupdated: Fri Nov 03 2006 03:58:00

Palestinian militants who had been in a firefight with Israeli soldiers escaped Friday, many of them slipping away in a crowd of women who had come to join what had begun as a standoff.

IDF: 10 Palestinians, 1 soldier killed in Gaza operationupdated: Wed Nov 01 2006 04:29:00

Israel said on Wednesday it will continue military operations it launched in Palestinian-controlled Gaza after a night of ground and aerial assaults.

Palestinians: Israelis kill Palestinian in West Bankupdated: Sat Aug 26 2006 07:05:00

Israel Defense Forces killed a Palestinian in a confrontation in Nablus in the West Bank on Saturday, Palestinian sources said.

Israel resumes airstrikes on Beirutupdated: Wed Aug 02 2006 01:19:00

Powerful explosions shattered the early morning peace in Beirut on Thursday -- airstrikes which announced a resumption of attacks on Hezbollah strongholds in the city's southern suburbs.

Israeli troops suffer largest one-day lossupdated: Wed Jul 26 2006 01:44:00

The Israeli military on Wednesday suffered its largest loss of life in its 15-day offensive against Hezbollah guerillas as nine Israeli soldiers were killed while fighting in southern Lebanese towns.

Israeli military seizes Lebanese townupdated: Sat Jul 22 2006 01:57:00

Denying that it plans a full-scale ground invasion, the Israeli military entered the southern Lebanese village of Maroun al-Ras on Saturday to establish its "first foothold" in a security buffer along the border, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Israel: Hezbollah's military power halvedupdated: Thu Jul 20 2006 01:18:00

Two Israeli soldiers were killed battling Hezbollah guerrillas Thursday in a second day of fierce ground fighting in war-ravaged southern Lebanon, the military said.

IDF: Hezbollah leaders' bunker hitupdated: Wed Jul 19 2006 02:16:00

New explosions shook Beirut early Thursday, hours after Israeli warplanes dropped 23 tons of bombs on a bunker where Hezbollah leaders were holed up, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Israel strikes Palestinian Authority Foreign Ministry in Gazaupdated: Sun Jul 16 2006 05:10:00

Israeli aircraft blasted the Palestinian Authority's Foreign Ministry offices in Gaza early Monday for the second time in less than a week, Palestinian sources and the Israeli military said.

Israeli missile misses target; deaths reportedupdated: Wed Jun 21 2006 13:49:00

An Israeli missile missed its target Wednesday and hit a house in southern Gaza, killing a brother and sister and wounding 10 others, Palestinian security sources and witnesses said.

Palestinians: Three children die in Israel attackupdated: Tue Jun 20 2006 13:18:00

Three children were killed Tuesday in an Israeli missile strike on a car in northern Gaza, Palestinian hospital sources said.

Palestinians: 1 killed in Israeli airstrike updated: Fri Jun 16 2006 15:10:00

An Israeli airstrike Friday targeted a car carrying two members of an alleged Palestinian Islamic Jihad "terror cell" in Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Six Palestinians killed in Israeli raidsupdated: Tue May 30 2006 03:29:00

Four Palestinians were killed and nine others were injured Tuesday morning when Israel launched a raid into northern Gaza, Palestinian security forces said. At least two others were killed in the West Bank.

Israeli military bombards northern Gaza updated: Wed Dec 28 2005 12:32:00

The Israeli military pounded northern Gaza with artillery fire Wednesday evening after warning Palestinian civilians to stay out of a zone used by militants to fire rockets at Israel.

Israel arrests 23 suspected Palestinian militantsupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 02:52:00

Israeli security forces rounded up nearly two dozen suspected Palestinian militants in West Bank raids overnight, a military source said Tuesday.

Israel continues crackdown on suspected militantsupdated: Thu Sep 29 2005 03:08:00

For a sixth straight day, Israeli forces rounded up suspected Palestinian militants across the West Bank, killing three of them and arresting another dozen, an Israel Defense Forces representative said Thursday.

Palestinian man, Israeli soldier killed in shootoutupdated: Mon May 02 2005 03:15:00

A Palestinian man and an Israeli soldier were killed early Monday in a shootout during an Israeli military operation near the West Bank city of Tulkarem, a spokeswoman for the Israel Defense Forces said.

Israel launches Gaza operation to end rocket attacksupdated: Fri Dec 17 2004 05:29:00

Israel Defense Forces troops raided the Khan Yunis refugee camp in southern Gaza overnight, killing six Palestinians, an IDF spokesman said Friday.

Israel apologizes for deaths of 3 Egyptian policeupdated: Thu Nov 18 2004 03:06:00

Israeli forces shot and killed three Egyptian policemen Wednesday night after mistaking them for a terrorist cell operating near the Egypt-Israel border, according to the Israeli military.

Israeli army commander arrested updated: Wed Oct 27 2004 13:08:00

Israeli military police have arrested a previously-cleared army commander after additional investigation indicated he may have lied about repeatedly shooting a 13-year-old Palestinian girl.

Israeli cleared of shooting teenupdated: Fri Oct 15 2004 23:14:00

An Israeli army commander has been cleared in the killing of a 13-year-old Palestinian girl, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Israeli commander suspended in death of Palestinian girlupdated: Wed Oct 13 2004 05:29:00

After launching a criminal investigation into the shooting death of a 13-year-old Palestinian girl, the Israel Defense Forces have suspended an army commander for his involvement in the incident.

Palestinians: 15 killed in airstrikeupdated: Mon Sep 06 2004 18:48:00

Israeli helicopters fired four rockets at a camp in Gaza City where they believed Palestinian militants were training, killing at least 15 people, Palestinian medical sources told CNN.

Explosion at Gaza demonstration kills 18updated: Wed May 19 2004 07:34:00

Palestinians blame an Israeli helicopter strike for the deaths of 18 people among 200 marching in a protest of Israel's crackdown in Gaza, but the Israeli military denied its helicopter fired on the crowd.

Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinian gunmenupdated: Mon Apr 12 2004 04:30:00

Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinian gunmen trying to infiltrate a Jewish settlement in central Gaza early Monday, an Israel Defense Forces spokeswoman said.

Palestinian teen stopped with bomb vestupdated: Wed Mar 24 2004 14:14:00

Israeli soldiers on Wednesday stopped a 14-year-old boy wearing a vest of explosives at a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus.

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