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An IDF official played down reports that an intifada was in the offing. Senior Israeli officials recently partook in discussions with officials from regional states about potential involvement in a conference advocating a nuclear-free Middle East. Authorities arrested three senior Hamas members in the West Bank. The Israeli Air Force struck targets near Damascus and Latakia.
The head of military intelligence recently concluded in a document presented to Prime Minister Netanyahu that Iran "still seeks to reach the status of a nuclear threshold state." Defense Minister Ya'alon said the Palestinians being released are unlikely to return to terror and Israel will closely monitor their activities. A Palestinian man was sentenced by a military court to life imprisonment for his involvement in terror-related activity.
Authorities recently thwarted a major cyberattack that originated in China. In response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, the IAF struck two concealed rocket launchers. Israel renewed ties with the UN Human Rights Council after conducting more than a yearlong boycott. Authorities arrested at least 10 Hamas members in the West Bank overnight.
Two mortars fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel. A senior IDF official said talk of a third intifada is not yet warranted and that recent terror attacks were carried out by "lone-wolves." The Foreign Ministry named a new ambassador to Egypt. The government rejected a bill that sought to prevent the release of Palestinian prisoners. A cyberattack was recently carried out on a key part of the country's national road network.
A makeshift grenade was thrown at an Israeli school bus traveling in the West Bank. The IDF would not confirm reports that a Hamas drone plot in the West Bank had been foiled. Israel denied that it was behind a hacking attempt on former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Authorities are preparing to hand over the bodies of 36 Palestinian terrorists to the Palestinian Authority. Over two dozen Palestinian prisoners will be released by Israel in the coming days as part of ongoing peace talks with the Palestinians. Authorities seized 14,000 crowd dispersal weapons that an importer allegedly sought to sell to the PA.
The Air Force reportedly struck a shipment of advanced weapons destined for Hezbollah; the IDF refused to comment on the report. Defense Minister Ya'alon said Israel is adhering to its red lines when it comes to the transfer of weapons from Syria, and that Hezbollah has not received any chemical weapons from Syria.