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The Air Force targeted and killed two Palestinian terrorists in Gaza. The Shin Bet announced the arrest of three Palestinians involved in a "global jihad" terror plot that sought to target a number of sites in Israel, including the US Embassy. Shin Bet officials said they are not satisfied with Hamas' efforts to stop rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. Defense Minister Ya'alon said Israel will continue to act in Gaza if Hamas failed to adequately suppress the other terror groups operating there.
Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for the firing of a rocket at Eilat from the Sinai. At least one rocket was also fired from Gaza and landed in southern Israel. A cabinet committee rejected a bill that would label so-called "price-tag" attacks as terrorism. Defense Minister Ya'alon signed a security cooperation agreement with his Kazakh counterpart.
Officials said they plan to develop a laser-based missile defense system to deal with short-range rockets. The Air Force targeted a Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative responsible for recent rocket attacks from Gaza. The government announced it would stop providing the public with gas masks after determining the threat of a chemical weapons attack had declined.
In response to rocket fire, the Israeli Air Force struck a number of terror sites in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian opened fire near a Jewish community in the West Bank, no injuries were reported. Secretary of State Kerry is planning to put out an interim document as the next step in ongoing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The IDF Israel deployed an Iron Dome battery near Haifa Bay.
The Yahya Ayyash Brigades claimed responsibility for a recent rocket attack against Israel. Israeli officials told Hamas it must do more to prevent rocket fire from Gaza. Prime Minister Netanyahu made a rare visit to Jordan to meet with King Abdullah II to discuss ongoing peace talks with the Palestinians. Some schools in southern Israel without proper rocket protection are closed tomorrow due to the rocket threat from Gaza.
Authorities announced the exposure of a Hamas-linked plot to establish a terror cell in the West Bank. Israeli settlers reportedly defaced a mosque in the latest "price-tag" attack in the West Bank. Israeli officials said Palestinian Authority security forces recently foiled two Hamas terror plots from the West Bank. Five rockets fired from the Gaza Strip were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system; an additional rocket landed in an open area.
Israeli authorities believe Palestinian Authority security forces are afraid to deal with the growing threats emerging in some portions of the West Bank. Defense Minister Ya'alon apologized for comments regarding US Secretary of State Kerry's interest in the peace process. Ya'alon also warned that the West Bank will turn into Hamastan should Israel withdraw. Officials expressed concern that the Syrian regime may try to maintain small amounts of chemical weapons despite pledges to disarm.
A senior IDF official said recent Hamas operations in the West Bank were being "directed from Gaza via Turkey." Officials said Israel can now target five times as many targets in a single day as it did during the Second Lebanon War in 2006. Due to budget issues, the IDF has been forced to delay the deployment of two Iron Dome missile defense batteries.