Mar 16 '16 / EIPA Updates

Russia’s Ambassador to Israel Alexey Drobinin has assured that Moscow will do everything to guarantee Israel’s interests during the process of Russia’s military withdrawal from Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised the world on Monday, announcing that Moscow’s six-month military presence in Syria will come to an end with immediate effect, as “the task put before … Russian armed forces has, on the whole, been fulfilled.” Although …

Sep 21 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow on Monday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the implications of Russia’s recent military deployment in Syria. Putin has confirmed that Russia, a staunch supporter of Syrian President Assad since the outbreak of the civil war,  is increasing its military presence in Syria in support of the regime.    In recent weeks it is thought that Russia has sent a number of …

Aug 21 '15 / EIPA Updates

In a joint operation involving the IAF, the artillery corps and the armoured corps, IDF hits 14 targets belonging to the Assad regime. Four rockets were fired from Syria into northern Israel on Thursday, prompting the Israeli army to hit strategic targets across the Syrian border in response. The four rockets hit Israel in the Upper Galilee region in the north. All four exploded in open …

Apr 28 '15 / EIPA Updates

Two projectiles fired from Syria landed in Israel close to the border fence on Tuesday afternoon. No injuries or damage were reported in the incident. Air raid sirens blared throughout the area of Kibbutz Ein Zivan in the northern Golan Heights, warning of possible rocket fire from Syria or Lebanon. Local residents reported hearing explosions in the area. The Israeli army said that the fire was spill …

Apr 27 '15 / EIPA Updates

Four terrorists were killed by Israel army troops Sunday evening as they were trying to place a bomb along Israel’s border with Syria. “A short while ago, the IDF eliminated a terror cell attempting to place an explosive device against IDF forces on Israel’s border with Syria. They were en route to imminent attack on our forces. Our air force neutralized the threat. The IDF will …

Mar 11 '15 / EIPA Updates

An Israel Defence Force (IDF) officer was slightly wounded by a gunshot fired from Syria on Tuesday evening. The officer, who sustained a light wound to his hand, continued to conduct the operation and was not evacuated to receive medical care. A military source said that the officer was part of the IDF Engineering Corps that was at the site to evacuate a bulldozer that …

Jan 27 '15 / EIPA Updates

IDF returns fire The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) on Tuesday fired 20 artillery shells at Syrian positions after rockets were launched at Israel in the northern Golan Heights. The rockets hit open areas in the Mount Hermon and in Merom Golan. No injuries or damages were reported. The army said that it scored a direct strike against the source of enemy fire. Rocket alert sirens sounded in …

Dec 8 '14 / EIPA Updates

Reported strikes in Syria on Sunday afternoon, which have been attributed to the Israeli Air Force (IAF), were likely intended to prevent the transfer of advanced weaponry from Iran to Hezbollah, according to Israeli press reports. “The Iranian Revolutionary Guard continues to play with fire by equipping Hezbollah with arms that have the capability to cause widespread losses and destruction in Israel,” writes Ynet news. …

Sep 17 '14 / EIPA Updates

The United Nations peacekeeping force on the Israel-Syria border (UNDOF or United Nations Disengagement Observer Force) has evacuated its troops and equipment from Syria into Israel as fighting between Syrian factions intensified. During the last several weeks, Syrian opposition forces captured the Quneitra border crossing with Israel and fierce fighting took place with Syrian government troops. The rebel forces included units from the Al-Nusra Front, giving …

Jun 13 '14 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations has warned that the problem of foreign jihadists fighting in Syria is spiraling out of control. “More than 10,000 foreign fighters have joined the fighting in Syria, and some of them have managed to return home and are spreading terror,” Prosor stated. “The citizens of the world should be aware that fundamentalist terrorists are moving from place to place,” …

Jun 2 '14 / EIPA Updates

According to Israeli journalist Yossi Melman from daily newspaper Ma’ariv, who is specialized in security issues, Western security services are well aware of the possibility that European Muslims who have gone to fight with Islamist anti-Assad rebels in Syria might return home radicalized and ready to perpetrate out terrorist attacks. In an editorial on the arrest by French police of Mehdi Nemmouche on suspicion of perpetrating …

May 28 '14 / EIPA Updates

“There were so many things that I wanted to show you,” said Ayelet Riva, one of the two teenage daughters of Emmanuel and Miriam Riva, the Israeli couple killed in the attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, during the funeral of her parents Tuesday at the Kiryat Shaul cemetery in Tel Aviv on Tuesday afternoon. “How I would direct a school, have a family, and …

Mar 20 '14 / EIPA Updates

BY YOSSI LEMPKOWICZ The Israeli army (IDF) confirmed Wednesday that its Air Force targeted several Syrian army positions “that aided and abetted the attack against IDF soldiers Tuesday.” According to the IDF, the targets included a Syrian army training facility, military headquarters, and artillery batteries. Four Israeli soldiers were injured Tuesday when an explosive device detonated under their patrol jeep on the Israeli side of the border with …

Mar 18 '14 / EIPA Updates

Three Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers were injured Tuesday when an explosive device detonated under their patrol jeep near the Israel-Syria border, close to Majdal Shams. IDF said the blast damaged the jeep and soldiers sustained light-to-moderate injuries. Prior to the explosion, IDF forces identified suspicious movement on the border. The IDF responded to the explosion with artillery fire directed at Syrian military targets. The IDF said it …

Jan 31 '14 / EIPA Updates

For the past three years, death has become a way of life for Syrian civilians, who are caught in the throes of a brutal civil war. Last year, the Israeli army set up a field hospital to treat wounded Syrian civilians near the northern border. Regardless of the tense relations between Israel and Syria, who are still officially at war, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers have …

Dec 18 '12 / EIPA Updates

The New York Times reported increasing concern in the US and abroad over the infiltration of Syrian rebel forces by Al Qaeda-linked elements, as the U.S. State Department declared that the Jabhat al-Nusra (al-Nusra Front) which recently seized a military base in northern Syria is a front group for Al Qaeda in Iraq. The statement lays the ground work for designating Jabhat al-Nusra as a terrorist …