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Minister for Intelligence and Strategic Affairs Yuval Steinitz said it is "crystal clear" that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons in Syria. Israeli intelligence is believed to have intercepted Syrian army communications during the attack. Israeli officials met with US officials in Washington to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria, among other topics.
A number of rockets were fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel. The Iron Dome missile defense system successfully intercepted at least one of the rockets, which were allegedly fired by the Abdullah Azzam Brigades. Prime Minister Netanyahu said Iran is currently using Syria as a "testing ground."
An Arab Israeli was charged for traveling to Syria and making contact with members of the Al Nusrah Front. An Iron Dome missile defense battery was deployed in the Sharon district of central Israel by the IDF. Strategic Affairs and Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said that an Iranian response to a strike on its nuclear facilities would be limited.
Shin Bet officials believe there are at least 15 Salafi groups, some of which are affiliated with al Qaeda, currently operating in the Sinai. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met in Jerusalem. Israeli official Tzipi Livni said Israel will make "dramatic decisions" for peace.
Israeli authorities recently thwarted a stabbing attack aimed at derailing the restart of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. A new report from Israel's National Security Council warned that Israelis and Jews may be the target of attacks in the coming weeks. These threats emanate from Iran and Hezbollah as well as from al Qaeda and "global jihadi networks."