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Israel plans to open a field hospital near the Syrian border to treat those wounded in the Syrian conflict. The IDF announced plans to build an urban warfare training facility in the north of the country that will include some 500 structures. President Obama will receive Israel's Presidential Medal of Distinction during his upcoming visit to Israel.
Prime Minister Netanyahu is looking to form a broad coalition "to promote an agreement with the Palestinians." Netanyahu said North Korea's recent nuclear test shows that "sanctions alone will not stop" Iran's nuclear program. An Arab-Israeli and two Palestinians were charged with preparing terror attacks during Operation Pillar of Defense.
IDF Chief Benny Gantz said "the likelihood of chemical weapons use by Syria is very low." Israel is believed to have conducted a strike on antiaircraft missiles near a chemical weapons-linked facility in Syria in late January. At least seven Syrians wounded in fighting between rebels and Assad's forces continue to receive treatment in Israeli hospitals.
Israel is conducting indirect negotiations with Hamas via Egyptian mediation; they may involve the possibility of Israel easing its blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Reports suggest the talks are tied to the recent visit by an Israeli security delegation to Egypt.
The Israel Defense Forces completed a drill that simulated multi-front warfare over an extended period of time. The IDF also established a cyber defense situation room intended to protect the IDF's computer systems.
Police, firefighters, and emergency services are on high alert in Jerusalem following intelligence indicating the possibility of a terror attack in the city. Some security sources cautioned that the threat was "general, rather than specific."