Feb 25 '16 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA) Concerns for renewed violence over the Israel-Gaza border have risen in recent weeks as evidence emerges of the extent of Hamas’s efforts to rebuild its tunnels to launch terrorist attacks against Israeli border communities. Although there has been periodic rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel since Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in 2014, the …

Feb 2 '16 / EIPA Updates

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed “alarm” at Hamas’s pledge to keep building terror tunnels from Gaza into Israel and to advance the development of rockets to fire at the Jewish state. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the UN chief said remarks and actions like those undertaken by Hamas do “serious disservice” to Gaza’s population, and endanger efforts to rebuild the coastal …

Apr 21 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israel is set to soon deploy a tunnel-detection system along the Gaza border after successful testing took place over the last several weeks. The sophisticated network of tunnels developed by Hamas was a major feature of last summer’s Operation Protective Edge. Not only did the tunnels enable Hamas leaders and operatives to evade capture, but they were a launching pad for deadly attacks on Israelis. 11 Israeli …

Apr 7 '15 / EIPA Updates

According to a report in The Sunday Telegraph, Iran has sent Hamas tens of millions of dollars to finance the rebuilding of the Gaza terror tunnels which the IDF destroyed last summer. The paper cites intelligence sources. According to the same report, Iran is also paying for restocking Hamas’s arsenal of missiles, aimed at Israeli civilian centres. An IDF senior officer said recently that Hamas is again attempting …

Dec 19 '14 / EIPA Updates

Palestinians in Gaza fired a Kassam rocket at an Israeli community in the Eshkol area near the Gaza Strip on Friday morning. The rocket fell in an open area, causing neither casualties nor damage. It was the third time that Gaza terrorists have fired rockets at Israel since the conclusion of Operation Protective Edge, last summer’s war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. IDF …

Jul 28 '14 / EIPA Updates

As the IDF confirmed 5 Israeli soldiers were killed, including four by a mortar fire near the border with Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau said “we need to be prepared for a long operation until our mission is accomplished.” IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon, standing alongside the Prime Minister at a press conference, said the operation would continue as …