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Two IAF pilots were killed in a helicopter crash believed to have been caused by a technical malfunction. UN peacekeepers previously held by Syrian rebels entered Israel via Jordan. President Peres addressed the European Parliament and called for the designation of Hezbollah as a terror organization.
Outgoing Defense Minister Barak said it will become clear this year whether Iran will continue its nuclear weapons program or rein it in. The commander of the Erez Battalion said there is an increasing prevalence of pipe bombs being thrown at Israeli security forces in the West Bank. Communities near the Gaza border are planting trees to help protect against rocket fire from Gaza.
Three scientists questioned the success of Iron Dome and said its intercept rate could be "as low as 5%," if not lower. The IDF said it is ready for a possible UN pullout from the buffer zone with Syria. The IDF also increased its force presence near the border.
A coalition government is expected to be announced early next week. Palestinians and Israeli security forces clashed near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Eight UN peacekeepers stationed in a buffer zone between Israel and Syria fled their posts and retreated to Israel.
A court in Nazareth convicted two Israeli Arab brothers for helping Hamas plan terror attacks against Israelis. Israel warned its citizens in the Sinai to "leave immediately and return to Israel" in light of a high and concrete terror threat. Israel began a two-week naval exercise with Greece and the US.
Prime Minister Netanyahu's office denied that Israel is planning "goodwill gestures" toward the Palestinian Authority prior to President Obama's visit. Authorities arrested a Palestinian youth at the Tapuach Junction who had a knife and a homemade bomb. The Military Police's Erez Battalion apprehended a suspect or confiscated illegal materials 14,000 times in 2012.
A new report from the Shin Bet revealed that Palestinian attacks in the West Bank and Jerusalem increased significantly in February. Prime Minister Netanyahu is mulling a series of goodwill gestures towards the Palestinian Authority prior to President Obama's visit this month.
Israel's attempt to reopen the Kerem Shalom crossing, closed last week after rocket fire from Gaza into Israel, was prevented by Hamas. A Hamas terror cell, led by a terrorist released in the Shalit exchange, was exposed by Israeli authorities. Prime Minister Netanyahu said he will discuss the release of Jonathan Pollard with President Obama.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said Iran is using talks with world powers only to stall for time in its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Israel plans to reopen the Kerem Shalom crossing, which it closed following last week's rocket attack from Gaza. Senior Israeli official Moshe Yaalon reiterated that Israel is closely watching the situation in Syria.