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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."
In response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, the IDF struck a number of concealed rocket launchers in the area. On the eve of renewed negotiations with the Palestinians, Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners. Defense Minister Ya'alon accused Iran of being "involved in every conflict in this region."
Authorities announced the names of 26 Palestinian prisoners set to be released as part of an agreement to restart peace talks with the Palestinians. Former Defense Minister Ehud Barak said he is optimistic about the coming talks. With regard to Iran, Barak said the regime should understand that Israel means what it says.
Prime Minister Netanyahu recently sent a letter to Secretary of State Kerry complaining of incitement by the Palestinian leadership. Responding to reports that an Israeli drone struck a number of jihadists in the Sinai, Defense Minister Ya'alon said Israel will not allow "rumors" to harm the peace treaty with Egypt.