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At least three Salafi jihadists were killed during clashes with Israeli forces in the Hebron area. A Palestinian from Gaza was captured in Israeli territory in the possession of a grenade. President Shimon Peres rejected theories that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned. A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel landed in Palestinian territory. Israeli intelligence suggested that the Egyptian army lacks the intelligence and operational capabilities to effectively fight in Sinai.
A court indicted a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem for fundraising for Hamas. Prime Minister Netanyahu said he would soon send a delegation to the US to discuss the Iranian nuclear agreement signed in Geneva over the weekend. The IAF conducted the largest joint-military exercise in Israel's history, with members of the US, Italian, and Greek air forces.
Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Netanyahu, denounced the deal on Iran's nuclear program. Israeli officials had learned through intelligence, prior to being briefed by the Obama administration, that the US was conducting secret negotiations with Iran. Defense Minister Ya'alon finalized a deal with his US counterpart that will provide Israel with six V-22 Osprey aircraft.
While in Russia, Prime Minister Netanyahu called for a tougher deal over Iran's nuclear program. The David's Sling missile interceptor passed a new test. IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said Hamas is not interested in escalating the situation in Gaza.
A mortar shell fired by Palestinians in Gaza landed in southern Israel. The Supreme Court upheld the administrative detention of a suspected al Qaeda operative, who has been detained since 2010. An Air Force exercise including the US, Greece, Poland, and Italy will reportedly take place in the near future. In response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, the IAF struck terror sites in northern and southern Gaza.
Prime Minister Netanyahu warned that Iran already has enough uranium for five nuclear bombs. Netanyahu also called on Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to come to the Israeli Knesset to promote peace. An Israeli Arab was indicted for allegedly helping Syrian rebels. A court was told by a state prosecutor that an alleged al Qaeda operative held in Israel is too dangerous to be released from administrative detention.
Reports indicated that Israel has been detaining an alleged al Qaeda operative for over three years. Defense Minister Ya'alon said recent attacks in the West Bank are tied to peace talks with the Palestinians. Outgoing national security chief Yaakov Amidror said Israel is not bluffing when it comes to potentially striking Iran's nuclear program.