IDF chief calls return to Iran nuclear deal ‘dangerous’ at Pentagon meetings

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said during a visit to the Pentagon that a U.S. return to the Iran nuclear deal would be “dangerous” and that all options should be exhausted to prevent the Islamic Republic from acquiring nuclear military capabilities, the Israeli military said in a statement Monday.

Israel says Gaza AP building housed Hamas anti-Iron Dome tech unit

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN and US Gilad Erdan has told Associated Press President Gary Pruitt that the building in which the news agency had its Gaza bureau was destroyed in Israeli strikes last month because that edifice housed a tech unit from which Hamas was working to jam the IDF’s Iron Dome defense system, the Jerusalem Post reports. Following an advanced warning from the IDF, the building was evacuated before it was bombed during May’s 11 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas.

House Dems Reject Measure To Boost Israeli Security Aid

House Democrats on Thursday voted against a measure to provide Israel with emergency funding for its Iron Dome missile defense system, which destroys terrorist rockets before they land, saving scores of lives as Israel continues to fight against Palestinian terror groups.

Netanyahu: Israel has set Hamas back by years

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated Tuesday that the preceding nine days of airstrikes on Gaza have “set Hamas back by years,” BBC News reports. Israel’s ongoing bombardment of specific Hamas terror targets in Gaza has been a response to thousands of rockets indiscriminately fired from the Strip at Israeli cities.

Israel’s vaunted Iron Dome stretched to limit by Hamas rocket barrage

Israel‘s state-of-the-art Iron Dome missile defense system is facing its toughest test to date amid rapid-fire rocket attacks from Hamas, with military analysts in Israel openly wondering whether the Palestinian militant group has found a strategy to partially pierce the shield.

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