Rafah


Israel-Gaza War
Watch: IDF spokesperson explains Rafah operations

IDF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari explained in an English language statement that Rafah contains hostages and that the IDF is now very experienced in minimizing civilian casualties.

Avi Woolf | 23.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, United States

Gallant and Austin discuss the need to eliminate Hamas while protecting civilians

Overnight, the Defense Minister and Defense Secretary discussed the need for better humanitarian arrangements while ensuring the hostages are freed and Hamas defeated.

Avi Woolf | 23.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

IDF eliminates terrorists and rocket launchers in Rafah operation

The IDF continues to operate in neighborhoods in Rafah, eliminating terrorists and destroying terrorist infrastructure.

Avi Woolf | 23.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Maariv: War cabinet to convene to approve expansion of Rafah operation

Five brigades, armored and infantry, are now operating in the Rafah area, as the IDF hopes the operation will take a few weeks.

Avi Woolf | 22.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Terrorists arrested and weapons seized in Rafah area

The IDF has so far arrested three terrorists found in a shaft and discovered caches of weapons.

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 21.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Watch: IDF locates and destroys multiple rocket launchers in raid on Rafah area

In addition to individual launchers, the IDF discovered an extensive rocket firing system with connected launchers in the Rafah area.

Avi Woolf | 16.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Gallant: Hamas is being cut off in Rafah

The Defense Minister sounded a confident note in a situational assessment in the Rafah area, noting that Hamas is being ground down and is cut off from resupply.

Avi Woolf | 16.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Watch: Hamas gunmen spotted operating near UN vehicles

The casual mixing of Hamas terrorists among UN personnel and vehicles was captured by IDF drone footage.

Avi Woolf | 15.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, United States

Speaker Mike Johnson: Biden now carrying water for Hamas and Iran

Johnson posted a highly critical statement on X following President Biden's announcement that he intends to veto a bill which would force him to unfreeze offensive weapons usable for operations in Rafah.

Avi Woolf | 15.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Report: Five soldiers seriously wounded in Gaza Strip

The soldiers were wounded in different incidents during operations in the Gaza Strip.

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 13.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Watch: IDF continues targeted operations in eastern Rafah

The forces eliminated terrorists, seized weapons, and destroyed rocket launchers.

Avi Woolf | 13.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Yahya Sinwar

NYT: Sinwar still hiding in Khan Yunis where the deepest tunnels penetrate

According to the New York Times, and contrary to other assessments, Yahya Sinwar never left Khan Yunis and is not in Rafah.

JFeed Staff | 12.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Memorial Day

IDF destroys Hamas monument to victory over Gush Katif in Rafah

As the IDF continues to advance into Rafah, forces entered the city and damaged the monument erected in honor of the "victory" over the uprooted Jewish settlements.

JFeed Staff | 12.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Egypt

Report: Egypt's strident opposition to Rafah operation due to Egyptian complicity in Hamas arms smuggling

According to Channel 14 reporter Tamir Morag, some in Israel believe the Egyptians allowed massive arms smuggling via tunnels into Gaza for years, for both profit and to keep the Muslim Brotherhood quiet.

Avi Woolf | 12.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, Egypt

N12 News: Egypt to join South Africa's emergency request that ICJ stop Rafah operation

A senior Egyptian source also reportedly told AP that Israel's entry into Rafah would endanger the peace treaty between the two countries.

Avi Woolf | 12.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Watch: IDF operates in Jebaliya

To assist the operation, the Air Force struck around 150 targets, including rocket launchers, terrorist squads, weapons and terrorist infrastructures.

Avi Woolf | 12.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Contrary to previous estimates: This is where Yahya Sinwar is hiding

The leader of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, is not in Rafah, according to Israeli officials who spoke to the New York Times.

JFeed Staff | 12.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Watch: IDF strikes launch sites used to fire on Beer Sheva

The strike was made possible by forces of the 401st Brigade which identified and marked the area for the Air Force.

Avi Woolf | 11.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Report: Biden administration offers "sensitive" intelligence on location of Hamas leaders if broad Rafah operation abandoned

The Biden administration reportedly offered Israel sensitive intelligence on Hamas leaders, including the tunnels they are hiding in, if Israel holds off on a broad operation in Rafah.

Yehuda Klein, JFeed Staff | 11.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Three soldiers wounded by booby-trapped tunnel in Rafah

The three soldiers, who were moderately wounded, were evacuated to the hospital.

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 09.05.24