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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.
In response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, the IAF struck to "terror sites" in the Gaza Strip. Israel's chief negotiator with the Palestinians denounced her counterparts for resigning. The Shin Bet announced that two Palestinians admitted to killing an IDF reserve colonel in October "as a gift to the Palestinian people." Two Palestinians responsible for the September abduction and murder of an IDF soldier were indicted. An Israeli minister questioned whether Secretary Kerry can be an honest broker between Israel and the Palestinians.
An IDF soldier was stabbed to death by a Palestinian on a bus in the northern Israeli city of Afula. An Israeli minister warned that proposed sanctions relief for Iran could be worth up to $40 billion. Prime Minister Netanyahu said that a bad deal over Iran's nuclear program could lead to war.
Speaking around the one-year anniversary of Operation Pillar of Defense, Prime Minister Netanyahu said "significant deterrence has been achieved." Netanyahu cautioned that Israel knows that Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups continue to "arm themselves in various ways." Foreign Minister Lieberman said there is a need to calm tensions with the US over how to deal with the Iranian nuclear program.