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IDF data suggests that at least 300 attacks have been waged against Egyptian security personnel and installations in recent weeks. Authorities arrested 15 Palestinians who clashed with security forces on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Defense Minister Ya'alon reportedly said settlement evacuations are not part of current talks with the Palestinians.
Authorities arrested Sheikh Raed Salah, the head of the Islamic Movement's Northern Branch, for incitement. The Ministry of Defense announced that a successful missile test was completed with US aid in the Mediterranean Sea. An IDF patrol uncovered an IED along the border with Gaza.
The Shin Bet released its August terrorism report, which noted that five rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip and Sinai towards Israel. A roadside bomb near the border with Gaza targeted an IDF patrol, the second such incident in the past week. Authorities arrested seven terror suspects and seized illegal weaponry during raids in the West Bank.
Authorities announced that they had foiled a Hamas terror plot aimed at a Jerusalem mall. Most of the reserve soldiers recently called up in preparation for possible strikes in retaliation for Western strikes in Syria were sent home. Prime Minister Netanyahu called on government ministers not to publicly respond to President Obama's decision to request authorization from Congress to strike Syria.
Army radio reported that the IDF is deploying all of its missile defenses in preparation for potential strikes in response to impending strikes on Syria. The government called up a limited number of reserves, in particular those in missile and civil defense units. Israeli officials said the likelihood of Israel being struck in response to strikes in Syria is low.
Anti-missile Patriot batteries in the northern city of Haifa were put on alert as strikes by a coalition of forces are expected within days. Prime Minister Netanyahu said that although Israel is not involved in the ongoing Syrian civil war, Israeli forces are prepared to strike anyone who attempts to harm Israel.