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Authorities arrested a Palestinian near Abu Dis after numerous weapons were found in his home. Defense Minister Ya'alon praised the IDF and Shin Bet for thwarting numerous terror attacks. Ya'alon also denied reports suggesting Hezbollah had obtained Yakhont anti-ship missiles. The Defense Minister also denounced recent "price-tag" attacks by Israeli settlers as "terror."
The Defense Ministry designated a Belgium-based NGO as a Hamas front organization. A court convicted a Palestinian in the murder of two Israelis, including an infant, in a 2011 rock-throwing incident. Prime Minister Netanyahu said Palestinian celebrations following the recent prisoner release show that the Palestinian Authority has failed to educate for peace.
The next batch of Palestinian prisoners was released by Israel. Defense Minister Ya'alon said Sunni jihadists may have been responsible for recent rocket fire from Lebanon into northern Israel. A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel.
In response to rocket fire from Lebanon, the IDF struck the source of the attack with artillery fire. Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel holds the Lebanese government and Hezbollah responsible for the rocket attack.
Authorities announced the arrest of a member of Fatah's al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades who sought to use a trip from Gaza to an Israeli hospital to plan a terror attack. A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel. Protests were held against the upcoming release of a number of Palestinian prisoners.
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel, as authorities deployed an Iron Dome missile defense system near Sderot. Defense Minister Ya'alon said the increase in attacks recently is a response to ongoing peace talks with the Palestinians. Senior Israeli official Yitzhak Molcho recently met with a senior Egyptian official in Europe.
In response to a sniper attack from Gaza that killed one Israeli civilian, the Israeli Air Force struck a number of terror sites in the Gaza Strip. Defense Minister Ya'alon said that if there is no peace in Israel then there will be no peace in Gaza. Israeli officials said they are working with their Western counterparts to track foreign jihadists in the Syria conflict. US missions instructed employees and their families not to travel in shared-taxis following a recent bus bombing in Tel Aviv.
A bomb exploded on a bus near Tel Aviv; authorities said it was an attempted terror attack. The attack was praised by Palestinian terror groups, but not officially claimed. Amidst reports that the US spies on Israeli leaders, officials called for the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. The IDF is looking into whether recent storms have exposed previously unknown Hamas terror tunnels.