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According to the Shin Bet's March report on terrorism, 14 rockets and mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel in March. Secretary of State Kerry will visit Israel in the coming days. Prime Minister Netanyahu warned that if rockets continue to be fired from Gaza then Israel "will respond vigorously." An Iron Dome battery was placed in Eilat for fear of potential rocket attacks.
Defense Minister Ya'alon said Israel is prepared to act and has acted against the transfer of strategic weapons to Hezbollah from Syria. After an IDF jeep was struck by shots from Syria, the IDF struck the source. A mortar shell from Syria also landed in Israel. A military court convicted a Palestinian of the murder of two Israeli civilians in 2011.
A high-level Israeli source warned that Iran's nuclear weapons program is proceeding at a "murderous pace." Israel began production at the offshore Tamar gas field, which is believed to hold 9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. A Syrian wounded in the ongoing Syrian civil war was transferred to an Israeli hospital for treatment.
An IDF commander said that the situation in the West Bank is not yet an intifada, but is certainly an escalation. An IDF general said Israel would be able to withstand a chemical weapons strike from Syria. The Head of the Home Front Command said Hezbollah is capable of launching 5,000 missiles at Tel Aviv in the next war. A new poll found that fewer Israelis believe President Obama is pro-Palestinian.
Israel reopened its border crossings with Gaza, which it had closed after last week's rocket fire from Gaza. Israeli authorities arrested over 30 members of Fatah's Tanzim who were wanted for involvement in terror attacks. Israel established a field hospital near the border with Syria to treat those wounded in the Syrian civil war.
Israel renewed monthly tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority. Israeli air activity over Lebanon has increased in recent weeks. Israel extended its closure of the Kerem Shalom crossing, which began after rocket fire from Gaza last week.