DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2008, 10:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
Friday, Feb. 29, Egypt's intelligence minister Omar Suleiman canceled his visit to Israel because of estimates in Cairo that hectic preparations current in Israel and the Gaza Strip augur a steep escalation of cross-border violence.
debkafile's military sources report: The US has meanwhile posted naval and marine vessels opposite ...
Two Israeli soldiers killed, 6 injured in heavy battles in Gaza. Palestinians report some 50 dead <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2008, 10:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Israeli fatalities are identified as 1st Sgts. Doron Asulin, 20 from Beersheba and Eran Dan Gur, 20, from Jerusalem.
debkafile's military sources report: Israel's Givati Brigade troops engaged in heavy fighting with Hamas armed forces in the northern Gaza Strip's Sejaya and Jebalya areas Saturday March 1, in ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2008, 11:52 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak made this pledge after a high-level security conference Sunday night May 2 on the Gaza missile crisis. "It's time to act, our operation will press on and Hamas will be responsible for the consequences," he said.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2008, 4:42 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report the Israeli military command is now targeting Hamas rule of the Gaza Strip as ultimately the only effective way of halting the Palestinian missile offensive against civilian locations. It therefore proposes to systematically destroy Hamas institutions one by one until its rule of Gaza ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2008, 12:16 AM (GMT+02:00)
Reporting this, debkafile's sources say Hamas would claim it had came out ahead of this round after the Israeli Air Force and army failed to stop its two-day barrage of 105 missiles and rockets.
Ashkelon, brought firmly into the Palestinian rocket cycle Wednesday, Feb. 27, was hit by a ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 1, 2008, 7:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
The mayor, Ronnie Mahtzari, called on the government to remove the gloves for a tough military operation against the savage Palestinian missile offensive on Israeli locations bordering on the Gaza Strip. He said the town is willing to take more missiles, as long as the IDF is allowed to take ...
Fires blaze in Ashkelon's shopping center from direct rocket hit Saturday amid heavy battles in N. Gaza <br/><br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 1, 2008, 6:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that after 21 missiles slammed into Ashkelon and Sderot and their environs overnight, Israeli Givati Brigade troops backed by tanks, self-propelled guns, F-16 fighters and helicopters went after terrorist targets in Sejaya and Jebalya, N. Gaza Strip early morning Saturday, March 1. Five Israeli ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 1, 2008, 4:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
This estimate was put before the Knesset foreign affairs and security committee by Israel's military intelligence AMAN chief, Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin, in his briefing Tuesday, Feb. 26.
He also predicted that Hizballah would time its reprisals for the 40th day of mourning for its military commander Imad Mughniyeh - that ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2008, 9:14 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli foreign minister and acting PM Tzipi Livni and defense minister Ehuda Barak released a joint statement ahead of the Palestinians planned march on the Gaza-Israel border Monday. Israel will defend its territory and prevent infiltration to its sovereign borders," the two ministers stated Sunday night.
"Hamas is directly responsible for ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 24, 2008, 11:18 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report: The Israeli Air Force's 122 Nachshon special missions squadron has taken delivery of the "Eitam" - a modified Gulfstream G-550 executive jet, fitted with the newest Israeli airborne early warning system (AEW & C) developed by Israel's Elta Systems.
Crammed onto the new, extra-small ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2008, 12:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile: Homeland Front commander Maj. Gen. Yair Golan reported to a Knesset panel Feb.19 that 400 Qassam missiles were fired at Israeli civilian locations bordering on the Gaza Strip in the first six weeks of 2008. This brings the monthly rate of fire to roughly 265 - more ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 18, 2008, 12:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
The PMO in Jerusalem rejected attempts to tie Israel to the bomb explosion in Damascus Tuesday, Feb. 12 which killed Hizballah's master terrorist Imad Mughniyeh.
debkafile's military and counter-terror sources report: Israel has elevated the alert on its Lebanese and Syrian borders, at airlines, embassies and Jewish institutions world ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: New Hamas tactics greet Israeli force in Gaza early Tuesday. One Israeli soldier slightly wounded <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2008, 11:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that the Golani brigade, armored forces and reservists raiding Hamas' missile and terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, Feb. 12, had their first taste of Hamas tactics for blocking a major incursion.
Hamas had apparently decided to jump the gun on its blocking ...
Israeli Military up in Arms over Bush-Olmert Plan for Major Operation in Gaza on Behalf of... Palestinian Authority <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2008, 2:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
President George W. Bush gave Israel the nod for its long-delayed military operation against Hamas in the Gaza before he ended his 50-hour visit to Jerusalem and Ramallah on Friday, Jan. 11 - except that his provisos stop the Israeli military short of its objectives, namely stamping out the Palestinian ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Israeli generals impatient with government foot-dragging on Gaza operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2008, 12:27 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that the tone - even more than the actual words - heard from chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashenazi, air force chief Maj. Gen. Eliezer Shkedy and other generals Monday, Feb. 11, betrayed frustration over the too-little, too-late policies pursued by the government.
Israel's army chief orders IDF land, sea and air forces to prepare to defend the country's northern borders and interests<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 15, 2008, 12:32 PM (GMT+02:00)
Defense minister Ehud Barak said the entire national defense system is fully prepared and alert as heavy Israeli reinforcements, including homeland defense units, were rushed Thursday to northern Israel.
Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi gave these orders Thursday, Feb. 14, 24 hours after a bomb killed Hizballah's military commander Imad Mughniyeh ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 12, 2008, 9:38 AM (GMT+02:00)
Replying to pressing questions at the Knesset foreign affairs and security committee, Monday, Feb. 11, defense minister Ehud Barak said he had directed the Israeli army command to prepare for a possible major assault in Gaza and for its consequences, but also to put forward alternative options.
Hamas spokesmen threatened ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Southern Israel goes on highest alert level Sunday night for Palestinian suicide bombers<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2008, 9:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
The targeted area, according to an intelligence warning, includes the towns of Beersheba and Kiryat Gath and the Lachish region.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Israel ministers asked to endorse buildup of Egyptian Sinai contingents - after the fact
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2008, 5:56 PM (GMT+02:00)
Our Middle East sources report that prime minister Ehud Olmert and foreign minister Tzipi Livni have covertly given Cairo the go-ahead to at least double its 750-man Sinai police force. Our military sources report that Egypt raised the number of troops on its borders with Gaza and Israel to 2,350, ...
Shin Bet chief reports: Masses of high-quality weaponry, such as long-range rockets, roll into Gaza through the breached Sinai border <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2008, 10:52 AM (GMT+02:00)
The domestic security agency's director, Yuval Diskin, warned the Israeli cabinet Sunday, Feb. 3, that the Palestinians exploited the chaos on the Gaza-Sinai border to smuggle in quantities of long-range rockets, anti-tank and anti-air rockets and high explosives for missiles. Hundreds of Palestinian terrorists have headed south into Sinai. According ...