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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.
Israeli forces killed a wanted Palestinian terrorist suspected of being involved in the November 2012 Tel Aviv bus bombing, which Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad have both claimed. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held another round of peace talks with a focus on water-related issues. A number of Druze citizens of Israel have reportedly traveled to Syria to fight on behalf of the Assad regime. Defense Minister Ya'alon said that despite recent unrest, "there are no signs of a popular uprising or a third intifada."
Former Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin warned that the current conditions are an opportune time for "the Palestinian masses to rise up." A resident of Jerusalem was sentenced to three and a half years in jail for agreeing to spy on Israel for Hezbollah. IDF forces discovered an explosive device near the border with Gaza. Two mortar shells from Syria landed in the Golan Heights.
An IDF force near the border with Gaza was fired upon by Palestinians. Prime Minister Netanyahu warned against the implementation of a partial deal related to Iran's nuclear program. A court ordered the continued remand of a suspected IRGC operative.
An Israeli official said reconciliation talks with Turkey are "completely stuck." An IDF official said there is currently "an atmosphere that creates motivation to carry out terror attacks." Israel is reportedly considering striking long-range missiles held by Hezbollah in the Bekaa Valley. The IDF has been warning Palestinians in Gaza via phone messages against aiding Hamas in digging tunnels.
Responding to allegations that Turkey blew the cover of a number of Mossad contacts in Iran, former Mossad chief Danny Yatom said the move, if true, was an act of betrayal. US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said the recently discovered terror tunnels from Gaza into Israel were "simply shocking." A Palestinian who tried to infiltrate an IDF base with a tractor was shot and killed.