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Speaking around the one-year anniversary of Operation Pillar of Defense, Prime Minister Netanyahu said "significant deterrence has been achieved." Netanyahu cautioned that Israel knows that Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups continue to "arm themselves in various ways." Foreign Minister Lieberman said there is a need to calm tensions with the US over how to deal with the Iranian nuclear program.
The Shin Bet recently upgraded readiness levels at Israeli embassies in Europe, following an incident in Belgium. The IDF will soon issue an indictment against a Palestinian suspected of killing an Israeli soldier in September. Authorities completed the reinforcement of a 55-mile-long fence along the Golan Heights armistice line with Syria.
The Shin Bet announced the closure of two Hamas-linked charities in the Jerusalem area. Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel is opposed to the current proposals related to Iran's nuclear program. IDF officials said attempts at arms smuggling into Gaza are on the rise. Officials denied accusations that Israel poisoned late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat with polonium. The head of the Islamic Movement's northern branch was found guilty of inciting violence.
While operating near a recently uncovered terror tunnel, IDF forces were attacked by Palestinians who set off an explosive device. The IDF responded to the attack and killed at least four Hamas terrorists. The US is expected to expedite the delivery of six V-22 Osprey aircraft to Israel. After reports that Israel again struck sites in Syria, Israeli officials reiterated that they will not allow the transfer of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah from Syria.