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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.
The IDF ordered the closure of Eilat airport for a number of hours as a result of security concerns. Authorities have previously expressed concern that jihadists may try to target planes landing and taking off from the airport. Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians are expected to resume on Aug. 14 in Jerusalem. US Air Force chief Mark Welsh completed a weeklong visit.
Prime Minister Netanyahu warned that Iran is accelerating its uranium enrichment efforts. Former IDF intelligence chief Amos Yadlin said US opposition to an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear program has moved from a red light to a yellow light. Four IDF soldiers were injured as a result of an explosion along the border with Lebanon.