12/2 : Soldiers in the Golan were the victims of gunfire from Syria. Our forces retaliated and confirmed a direct hit
12/7 : An explosion took place on the border with Syria. We confirmed that the blast was intended to harm IDF soldiers.
12/15 : A sniper from the Lebanese Armed Forces killed an IDF soldier driving near the border with Lebanon
12/19 : A Palestinian opened fire on soldiers during an arrest attempt in Judea and Samaria , but our forces neutralized the threat
12/20 : A rocket fired from Gaza exploded in southern Israel. More than 30 rockets were fired in 2013
12/21 : Soldiers prevented an attack along the security fence in Gaza
12/23 : A police officer was stabbed in Judea and Samaria
12/23 : Another rocket fired from Gaza exploded in southern Israel.
12/24 : Following a sniper’s murder of an Israeli citizen working along the Gaza border, the IDF targeted terrorist sites in the Gaza Strip
12/26 : We arrested a Palestinian terrorist who had entered Israel for medical treatment while planning an attack on Israeli civilians
12/26 : Following the firing of rockets into Israel, the IDF struck two terrorist targets in Gaza
12/29 : After 5 rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israel, our artillery retaliated by targeting the source of fire
Assisting Israelis and Palestinians during the snowstorm • When a massive snowstorm struck Israel, our forces helped hundreds of stranded residents • In Judea and Samaria, we helped civilians by clearing roads and by working together with Palestinian emergency services • In Gaza, the IDF facilitated the transfer of about 1.2 million liters of gas and other emergency goods to Palestinians
Training in the field
As soon as the snow began falling, soldiers in Israel donned gloves and went out into the field. Despite the tough conditions and the snowstorms, they prepared to defend the northern border as usual. Read about how the Israeli army has been preparing for winter.
Honoring minorities who serve Israel Nearly 90 Christian soldiers came together in the city of Nazareth for Christmas. The meeting was organized by a special forum to recognize their contribution to the State of Israel. Read more here about the event, and why we recognize their dedication and service.