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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.
Israeli officials said Egyptian military operations in North Sinai will continue for at least the next several months. Two Palestinians were killed during overnight clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank. President Peres said the world must continue to pressure Iran. Foreign Minister Lieberman said Israel is serious about reaching an agreement with the Palestinians.
An IDF soldier was shot and killed by a sniper in the Lebanese army. The IDF said it believes the sniper carried out the attack on "his own accord." White House officials recently briefed their Israeli counterparts regarding the nuclear deal reached with Iran last month.
A court indicted the Palestinian teen responsible for the murder of an IDF soldier last month. The IDF plans to cut the number of people allowed to complete their military service in non-IDF agencies. Israeli and Palestinian officials plan to increase coordination related to civilian emergencies.
A senior IDF official said there is no possibility that forces will completely withdraw from the Jordan Valley. Defense Minister Ya'alon charged that every Iranian embassy in the world is a base for terrorism. The IDF will soon deploy a new satellite system aimed at increasing real-time observation capabilities. Officials estimate that Hezbollah possesses 5,000 rockets that can strike Tel Aviv.
Germany is expected to sell two destroyers to Israel to help protect the country's gas fields. President Shimon Peres said he would be willing to meet his Iranian counterpart. Defense Minister Ya'alon said there is currently no partner for peace. With regard to the recent targeting of an IDF patrol near Syria, Ya'alon warned those in the region not to test Israel's red lines.
An IDF patrol vehicle was damaged as a result of an explosion near the Syria border. A resident of Majdal Shams was indicted for providing Syrian intelligence with details on IDF patrols. An IDF official said the situation in the city of Hebron was getting quieter. Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are expected to go longer than the originally scheduled nine-month period.
Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Secretary of State Kerry to discuss the Iranian nuclear program and negotiations with the Palestinians. Authorities were on high alert over fears that Hezbollah may seek to carry out an attack following the recent murder of a senior commander. A criminal investigation will be opened against any IDF soldier entering Area A in the West Bank, which is under Palestinian Authority control.