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The head of the CIA made a surprise trip to Israel to discuss the ongoing turmoil in Syria with Israeli officials. His trip came a day after an Israeli official warned that more strikes may take place against advance weaponry in Syria.
Prime Minister Netanyahu is planning a trip to Moscow soon to convince Russia not to provide Syrian with S-300 missile defense systems. A Palestinian was sentenced to four years in prison for terror-related activities.
South Korea is considering buying Israel's Iron Dome missile defense battery system. Israeli authorities announced the arrest of two Hamas operatives who were planning kidnapping operations and other terrorist attacks against Israelis. Israel warned the US that Russia plans to provide Syria with S-300 missile batteries.
Prime Minister Netanyahu has reportedly tried to curb settlement construction in the West Bank, in the hopes of helping the US revive peace talks with the Palestinians. Defense Minister Ya'alon said Israel will not allow any transfer of "sophisticated weapons" to Hezbollah. Israel is looking to renew contact with the UN Human Rights Council, after severing ties last year.
The head of the IDF's Northern Command said, "There is no need to get into hysterics, everything is calm [in the North], the residents of the north can sleep in peace." Two mortar shells from Syria landed in the Golan Heights. Israel and Turkey are said to be "close" to completing a compensation deal related to the May 2010 flotilla incident.
Two Iron Dome batteries were deployed to the north of the country and Israeli embassies were put on high alert amid reports that Israel struck multiple targets in Syria recently. Deputy Defense Minister Danon did not confirm the alleged strikes in Syria, but said Israel "is protecting its interests and will continue doing so." The Shin Bet announced that 22 rockets and mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip and Sinai toward Israel in April.