Israel Sends Troops to Gaza Border as Tensions Rise

Israel Sends Troops to Gaza Border as Tensions Rise

Credit:ASHERNET/IDF

Israel is sending additional troops along its southern border with Gaza after terrorists fired scores of rockets at Israel this week. Egyptian negotiators are still working to come up with a permanent ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas.

  • The current tension between Israel and Hamas flared after a rocket fired from Gaza hit and destroyed an Israeli home in central Israel. None of the seven family members were injured.
  • Also in response to the rocket attacks, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched numerous airstrikes against key Hamas targets, including the office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh.
  • This week, U.S. President Trump recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
  • Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) this week, thanking the group for its continued support of Israel.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features the Fellowship’s President Yael Eckstein on living on the edge of war.

Tags: Israel in the News

More From Stand For Israel

Stand For Israel

Bibi: Israel Stopped 50 ISIS Attacks

Sharing that our shared cyber intelligence thwarted the Islamic State terror group, PM Netanyahu says that American-Israeli cooperation is better than ever.

Stand For Israel

Allies in the Skies

This week, stealth fighter jets from the IAF, US Air Force, and Royal Air Force practiced over the Mediterranean in order to test and improve this amazing allied technology.

Stand For Israel

Five Takeaways from Trump’s ‘Peace to Prosperity’ Plan

The plan being rolled out by the White House is being called a "new vision for the Palestinian people and broader Middle East."

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay informed about issues affecting Israel, the Jewish people, Jewish-Christian relations, receive daily devotionals, and more.