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Days after announcing the discovery of a major terror tunnel from the Gaza Strip, the IDF announced that it had located and destroyed a second tunnel. In an address before the Knesset, Prime Minister Netanyahu said the threat of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad must be addressed in order for there to be peace with the Palestinians.
Authorities discovered a massive "terror tunnel" that runs from Gaza into Israeli territory. In response, Israel decided to stop the transfer of construction goods to the Gaza Strip. Two Palestinians confessed to the recent murder of Sariya Ofer in the Jordan Valley community of Brosh Habika. The motive, according to the Shin Bet, remains under review.
The IDF released footage of a recent mid-air refueling exercise during training that "tested the ability of IAF aircraft to fly exceptionally long distances." Prime Minister Netanyahu warned that Israel's ability to strike Iran, if necessary, should not be "cut short." An Israeli man, a retired IDF General, was killed in a suspected terror attack by Palestinians near his home in the Jordan Valley.
Defense Minister Ya'alon said sanctions against Iran must not be eased. Two IDF soldiers were wounded by mortar fire from Syria for the first time since the start of the Syrian conflict. A rocket fired from Gaza struck in the Eshkol Regional Council. Prime Minister Netanyahu reportedly rejected US and Palestinian requests to speed up the release of the next batch of Palestinian prisoners.
Intelligence Minister Steinitz said Iran's economy was about 18 months away from collapse. Authorities arrested two Palestinians suspected in the shooting of a 9-year-old girl in Psagot. IDF Chief of Staff Gantz said "the Sinai has become a no-man's-land and marked as fertile ground for terrorism, [due to] elements that we did not not necessarily expect two years ago." Home Front Defense Minister Erdan said Hezbollah possessed 200,000 missiles.
Authorities continued to search for the Palestinian terrorist who shot and wounded a nine-year-old Israeli in the West Bank community of Psagot. Authorities issued an indictment against an Iranian-Belgian national suspected of working on behalf of the IRGC in Israel. Fourteen Israelis were arrested for recent 'price-tag' attacks against Arabs.
The Shin Bet reported that eight rockets and mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel in September. Justice Minister Livni, who is leading negotiations with the Palestinians, said Israel seeks a final status agreement. Prime Minister Netanyahu warned that Iranian missiles could potentially reach the US. The IDF's Judea and Samaria Division is taking steps to reemphasize the danger of entering certain areas of the West Bank after an IDF soldier was recently abducted and murdered by Palestinians.
Defense Minister Ya'alon warned that diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear program cannot be done with "wishful thinking." Israeli officials have reportedly held secret meetings with Gulf officials regarding Iran in recent weeks.
President Peres said Israel would consider joining the chemical weapons ban treaty. Prime Minister Netanyahu urged the US to keep up sanctions against Iran. IDF forces fired on two Palestinians who had approached the border fence with Gaza.
The Shin Bet announced the arrest of an Iranian intelligence operative sent to operate in Israel by the IRGC Qods Force. Prime Minister Netanyahu said he plans to tell 'the truth' about Iran during his trip to the US. The Navy announced that it will soon receive three new Super Dvora fast patrol boats.
Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians in the Jerusalem area as Hamas officials repeated calls for the start of another Intifada. At least 12 Palestinians were arrested for their roles in the protests. Defense Minister Ya'alon reportedly said that Bashar al Assad should be removed as the head of Syria.
Authorities extended the detention of Nidal Amar, who killed an IDF soldier last week in the West Bank. As part of ongoing negotiations with the Palestinians, Israel announced plans to ease restrictions on Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. A senior Israeli official said Iran is seeking to divert world attention as it progresses towards a nuclear bomb.