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Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel will "exact a price" against those behind the recent rocket attack on Eilat from the Sinai. While in Israel, Secretary of Defense Hagel said the United States and Israel see "exactly the same" threat from Iran. Former Foreign Minister Lieberman said he will quit politics if he is found guilty in his upcoming corruption trial. An Israeli official said that in time manned aircraft will be completely replaced by drones.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel is ready to act to stop the transfer of advanced Syrian weaponry to terror groups. Secretary of Defense Hagel will arrive in Israel on April 20 for discussions on Iran and Syria. An Israeli official said Egypt was supposed to stop yesterday's rocket attack from the Sinai, but failed. Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck in the Eshkol Regional Council.
Two rockets believed to have been fired from the Sinai struck the Israeli city of Eilat. Prime Minister Netanyahu urged Britain to "carefully vet" Syrian rebels before supplying them with arms. The Pentagon requested additional funding for Israel's Iron Dome defense system. Secretary of State Kerry said there is a two-year window to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said the situation in the West Bank is not headed for a third Intifada. Gantz also said Israel has "the ability to deal with the dangers Iran presents to us," and that coordination with Egypt on certain issues has improved since Mubarak's fall.
Israel is reportedly planning to institute a building freeze outside of main settlement blocs. Israel reopened the Kerem Shalom crossing with Gaza that it had closed in response to rocket fire from Gaza. The IDF responded to artillery fire from Syria and "registered a direct hit." Israeli and Egyptian officials said the flow of long-range missiles from the Sinai into Gaza is on the decline since Operation Pillar of Defense in November.