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Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel cannot rely on anyone, not even its closest ally, to deal with the Iranian nuclear program. Authorities arrested three Islamic Jihad terrorists near Hebron. The arrest of five members of a Hamas terror cell in March was released for publication.
The Foreign Ministry revealed that 4% of the Palestinian Authority's budget goes to convicted terrorists in Israeli prisons. Israel denied a link to a ship carrying arms off the coast of Egypt under the Togolese flag that was seized by Egyptian authorities on April 4. Major General Sami Turjeman took over as the head of the IDF's Southern Command.
The prime minister's national security adviser said UN observers in southern Lebanon have done a poor job tracking Hezbollah armament buildup. Israel called on the UN to condemn recent rocket fire from Gaza.
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.