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Building in Gaza: A Hamas official checks a truck loaded with gravel at the Kerem Shalom crossing. The delivery is the first allowed in six years.

Israel Allows Construction Material Into Gaza For First Time in Six Years

Israel for the first time in six years on Sunday allowed building materials for private projects to enter the Gaza Strip via its border crossings.

IDF Says Haredi Base Cannot Deny Women

Days after ultra-Orthodox troops barred a female Border Police member from entering their dining hall for dinner, Israel Defense Forces officials insist that the Haredi Netzah Yehuda Battalion’s base is not off limits to women.

Israel Defers Draft Date of Ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva Students

Due to the delay in the passage of Israel’s new draft-reform bill, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has decided to defer the conscription of yeshiva students who have already received their draft notices until November.

Coming Home: Gilad Shalit returns to Israel, October 2011, after more than five years? imprisonment by Hamas in Gaza.

Attempts To Abduct Israeli Soldiers Rise Sharply

There has been a significant increase in attempts to abduct soldiers in recent months, a source in the Israel Defense Forces said on Thursday.