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Defense Minister Ya'alon announced that Israel was providing some humanitarian aid to civilians in Syria near the border with Israel. He also said relations with the US remain "excellent." An IDF source said a recent attack on an IDF patrol near the border with Syria "was not stray fire." Officials have noticed an increase in the number of test rockets fired by Hamas in recent weeks.
An IDF patrol near the border with Syria came under fire. The Navy was placed on high alert to deal with a group of ships planning to break the blockade of Gaza. Israel announced plans to renew providing building material to the Gaza Strip, which had been suspended following the discovery of a Hamas terror tunnel into Israeli territory. An IDF official said there is a degree of indirect cooperation between Israel and Hamas. An Israeli Arab pled guilty to participating in the November 2012 bus bombing attempt in Tel Aviv.
Authorities arrested a number of people tied to members of the Salafi jihadist cell killed by the IDF near Hebron. Israeli intelligence estimates that Israel's current geostrategic position has improved in the past year. Five Israeli Arabs were charged for attacking an IDF base with firebombs. The IDF said Palestinian terror groups are continuing their efforts to abduct Israeli soldiers.
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.