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The Shin Bet announced the closure of two Hamas-linked charities in the Jerusalem area. Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel is opposed to the current proposals related to Iran's nuclear program. IDF officials said attempts at arms smuggling into Gaza are on the rise. Officials denied accusations that Israel poisoned late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat with polonium. The head of the Islamic Movement's northern branch was found guilty of inciting violence.
While operating near a recently uncovered terror tunnel, IDF forces were attacked by Palestinians who set off an explosive device. The IDF responded to the attack and killed at least four Hamas terrorists. The US is expected to expedite the delivery of six V-22 Osprey aircraft to Israel. After reports that Israel again struck sites in Syria, Israeli officials reiterated that they will not allow the transfer of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah from Syria.
An IDF official played down reports that an intifada was in the offing. Senior Israeli officials recently partook in discussions with officials from regional states about potential involvement in a conference advocating a nuclear-free Middle East. Authorities arrested three senior Hamas members in the West Bank. The Israeli Air Force struck targets near Damascus and Latakia.
The head of military intelligence recently concluded in a document presented to Prime Minister Netanyahu that Iran "still seeks to reach the status of a nuclear threshold state." Defense Minister Ya'alon said the Palestinians being released are unlikely to return to terror and Israel will closely monitor their activities. A Palestinian man was sentenced by a military court to life imprisonment for his involvement in terror-related activity.
Authorities recently thwarted a major cyberattack that originated in China. In response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, the IAF struck two concealed rocket launchers. Israel renewed ties with the UN Human Rights Council after conducting more than a yearlong boycott. Authorities arrested at least 10 Hamas members in the West Bank overnight.
Two mortars fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel. A senior IDF official said talk of a third intifada is not yet warranted and that recent terror attacks were carried out by "lone-wolves." The Foreign Ministry named a new ambassador to Egypt. The government rejected a bill that sought to prevent the release of Palestinian prisoners. A cyberattack was recently carried out on a key part of the country's national road network.