Operations

Operation "Lapid Eitan"

February 7-8, 2000

IAF F-16's attack infrastructure targets deep in Lebanese territory for two consecutive nights. The operation, code-named "Lapid-Eitan" (Eitan's Torch), was launched after serious violations of the security understandings reached after operation "Grapes of Wrath".

Operation "Homat Magen"

Operation "Homat Magen"

March 27th 2002

The suicide bombing in the "Park" hotel in Netanya during Passover Eve was the deadliest of all terror bombings during the Intifadeh, and drove the IDF to re-occupy cities in the West Bank.

Operation “Warm Winter”

Feb. 3rd, 2008

Operation “Warm Winter” was launched in response to rocket barrage fired from the Gaza strip by Hamas. On Feb. 27th 2008, it was the first time that“Grad” rockets were fired, reaching the city of Ashkelon.

Operation “Cast Lead”

December 27th, 2008 - January 18th, 2009

During operation “Cast Lead” between Dec. 27th 2008 and Jan. 18th 2009, the Israeli Air Force played an important role in Israel’s struggle against the terrorist organization “Hamas” in Gaza. One of the operation’s goals was to eliminate or at least significantly reduce the organization’s ability to launch rockets towards Israeli towns and villages.

Operation “Pillars of Defense”

November 14th, 2012 - November 21st, 2012

In eight days, the IAF attacked 1,500 terrorist targets in the Gaza strip, and the Iron Dome Anti-Air weapon system downed hundreds of rockets fired upon Israeli towns

Operation "Protective Edge"

July 8th, 2014 - August 26th, 2014

After three Israeli boys were kidnapped by the Hamas terrorist organization in the summer of 2014, the IDF launched a wide-scale operation in the Gaza strip in order to damage the organization's infrastructure

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