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A number of rockets were fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel. The Iron Dome missile defense system successfully intercepted at least one of the rockets, which were allegedly fired by the Abdullah Azzam Brigades. Prime Minister Netanyahu said Iran is currently using Syria as a "testing ground."
An Arab Israeli was charged for traveling to Syria and making contact with members of the Al Nusrah Front. An Iron Dome missile defense battery was deployed in the Sharon district of central Israel by the IDF. Strategic Affairs and Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said that an Iranian response to a strike on its nuclear facilities would be limited.
Shin Bet officials believe there are at least 15 Salafi groups, some of which are affiliated with al Qaeda, currently operating in the Sinai. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met in Jerusalem. Israeli official Tzipi Livni said Israel will make "dramatic decisions" for peace.
Israeli authorities recently thwarted a stabbing attack aimed at derailing the restart of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. A new report from Israel's National Security Council warned that Israelis and Jews may be the target of attacks in the coming weeks. These threats emanate from Iran and Hezbollah as well as from al Qaeda and "global jihadi networks."
In response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, the IDF struck a number of concealed rocket launchers in the area. On the eve of renewed negotiations with the Palestinians, Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners. Defense Minister Ya'alon accused Iran of being "involved in every conflict in this region."