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In response to fire from Syria, the IDF destroyed a Syrian army position. IDF Chief Gantz warned that Assad "will have to bear the consequences" for continued attacks against Israeli forces in the Golan. Home Front Defense Minister Erdan said it was only a matter of time before missiles are fired at Israel's major population centers. During a recent raid, IDF forces uncovered a weapons cache in the home of a wanted Palestinian terrorist near Nablus.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel is determined to keep preventing arms shipments from reaching Hezbollah. He also said it is not true that Israel prefers Bashar al Assad over the rebels. In terms of systems sold, Israel is the largest exporter of drones in the world.
The head of the CIA made a surprise trip to Israel to discuss the ongoing turmoil in Syria with Israeli officials. His trip came a day after an Israeli official warned that more strikes may take place against advance weaponry in Syria.
Prime Minister Netanyahu is planning a trip to Moscow soon to convince Russia not to provide Syrian with S-300 missile defense systems. A Palestinian was sentenced to four years in prison for terror-related activities.
South Korea is considering buying Israel's Iron Dome missile defense battery system. Israeli authorities announced the arrest of two Hamas operatives who were planning kidnapping operations and other terrorist attacks against Israelis. Israel warned the US that Russia plans to provide Syria with S-300 missile batteries.
Prime Minister Netanyahu has reportedly tried to curb settlement construction in the West Bank, in the hopes of helping the US revive peace talks with the Palestinians. Defense Minister Ya'alon said Israel will not allow any transfer of "sophisticated weapons" to Hezbollah. Israel is looking to renew contact with the UN Human Rights Council, after severing ties last year.
The head of the IDF's Northern Command said, "There is no need to get into hysterics, everything is calm [in the North], the residents of the north can sleep in peace." Two mortar shells from Syria landed in the Golan Heights. Israel and Turkey are said to be "close" to completing a compensation deal related to the May 2010 flotilla incident.