Israeli AG Rules They Can't Kill Their Own Soldiers To Prevent Capture

One of the worst conundrums facing modern militaries engaged in asymmetrical warfare is what to do in the event that one of your soldiers was captured. For decades, the Israeli Defense Forces have relied on a still-classified and highly controversial method known as the "Hannibal Protocol." And now a large part of it… » 1/19/15 4:36pm 1/19/15 4:36pm

Hamas Warns It Will Attack Israeli Airport Within Hours

Following the deaths of his wife and child in an Israeli airstrike, Hamas leader Mohammed Deif has announced plans to attack Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, beginning on Thursday at 6:00AM local time (11:00PM EDT tonight). Reports across the web are saying rockets have already been fired at the airport, but are not… » 8/20/14 2:29pm 8/20/14 2:29pm

Watch An Active Protection System Destroy An RPG Fired At Israeli Tank

We have discussed Active Protection Systems many times before, but it is another thing seeing one work operationally. The video below depicts a Merkava IV tank being fired on in Gaza by an RPG, with Trophy intercepting and destroying the explosive projectile before it could plow through the tank's side armor. » 7/23/14 1:16pm 7/23/14 1:16pm

How Raw Data Can Explain A Big Part Of The Current Gaza Conflict

War is still raging in Gaza and Israel, and right now, it looks like it can only get worse as each attempted ceasefire begins and is promptly discarded. Scores are dying, many of them civilians. But how many are civilians? How can we find out? The answer we found is far different from the official one. » 7/22/14 8:02pm 7/22/14 8:02pm

Witness The Sheer Protective Power Of The Iron Dome From Way Too Close

Israel's Iron Dome system has proven effective so far, with only one casualty suffered, despite Hamas launching more than 1,000 rockets at Israeli civilian population centers. Most of what we've seen of Iron Dome has looked like little more than flashes in the sky, but up close it's incredible. » 7/15/14 7:18pm 7/15/14 7:18pm

Hamas Says This Is Video Of Their Armed Drone

Drones, especially ones with weapons attached, have traditionally been the purview of sophisticated state actors. They first really came to prominence through NATO use during the Balkan conflict, and have since been used by the US, Russia, Israel, and many others. And now Hamas says they have one, too. » 7/14/14 4:18pm 7/14/14 4:18pm

Israel's Controversial 'Roof Knocking' Tactic Caught On Video

Israel has used a tactic called "roof knocking" for a while, but it became more widely known since Operation Protective Edge began last week. In an attempt to reduce civilian casualties, it involves hitting a target with a low-yield weapon as a warning, just moments before obliterating it with a much larger weapon. » 7/13/14 2:31pm 7/13/14 2:31pm

What This Israeli Wedding Rocket Attack Tells Us About The Conflict

In response to relentless and indiscriminate Palestinian missile attacks over the past week, Israel looks poised to launch another operation against the Gaza Strip. We'll get into the numbers in just a bit, but this video, lasting less than a minute, can explain so much about the current situation. » 7/09/14 4:18pm 7/09/14 4:18pm

Israeli Commandos Find A Boatload Of Rockets Under Iranian Cement

Israel is well known for their maritime raiding capabilities, a common tactic used to interdict cargo, or personnel, aboard ships that the Mossad deems as a threat to the homeland, sometimes to a controversial degree. Yet there is little controversy about the validity of the Israeli Navy's mission yesterday, one that… » 3/06/14 5:16pm 3/06/14 5:16pm

A Cyber Attack Against Israel Shut Down An Entire Road Last Month

Hackers managed to infiltrate and shut down an enormous tunnel system in Israel last month, causing massive traffic jams for eight hours, according to the AP. Though their sources indicate that the attack didn't come from a state actor, this first strike opens up a whole new world of cyber warfare. » 10/27/13 9:24pm 10/27/13 9:24pm

Meet The Speed Sisters, Palestinian Race Car Drivers Intent On Winning

Pictured above is Noor Daoud. She was born in Texas, likes fast cars, but also was on an Olympic swim team and on the Palestinian national soccer team. Right now, though, she's focused on racing Formula 3. According to reports, Daoud is the first Palestinian, male or female, to participate in and win an Israeli race.… » 1/13/12 3:15pm 1/13/12 3:15pm