Sometimes the best strategy to combat a threat is to face it head on – with double the force. Yahalom, the IDF Combat Engineering Corps special unit that specializes in underground warfare, does just that.
Israel is asking Google and Apple to remove a new game called “Liyla and the Shadows of War,” which portrays Israeli soldiers as murderers and invites users to put themselves in the shoes of a Palestinian girl in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s war against Hamas in the summer of 2014.
It appears that the world really does not care much about Gaza or the Palestinians who live there since most of the pledges made to rehabilitate the coastal enclave after its 2014 war against Israel have gone unfulfilled.
The tragic story of what happened to the Siyam family in Gaza during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge two years ago has turned out to be far different from what Newsweek reported several months after the war ended.
During Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza in 2014, the world media, relying on unsubstantiated evidence, reported that Israel bombed the Gaza power plant multiple times - a story that turns out not to have been true.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Israel and President Reuven Rivlin asked him to help mediate the return of the bodies of two IDF soldiers who were killed in Gaza in 2014, and to help bring home two Israelis being held captive by Hamas.