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In response to rocket fire from Lebanon, the IDF struck the source of the attack with artillery fire. Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel holds the Lebanese government and Hezbollah responsible for the rocket attack.
Authorities announced the arrest of a member of Fatah's al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades who sought to use a trip from Gaza to an Israeli hospital to plan a terror attack. A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel. Protests were held against the upcoming release of a number of Palestinian prisoners.
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel, as authorities deployed an Iron Dome missile defense system near Sderot. Defense Minister Ya'alon said the increase in attacks recently is a response to ongoing peace talks with the Palestinians. Senior Israeli official Yitzhak Molcho recently met with a senior Egyptian official in Europe.
In response to a sniper attack from Gaza that killed one Israeli civilian, the Israeli Air Force struck a number of terror sites in the Gaza Strip. Defense Minister Ya'alon said that if there is no peace in Israel then there will be no peace in Gaza. Israeli officials said they are working with their Western counterparts to track foreign jihadists in the Syria conflict. US missions instructed employees and their families not to travel in shared-taxis following a recent bus bombing in Tel Aviv.
A bomb exploded on a bus near Tel Aviv; authorities said it was an attempted terror attack. The attack was praised by Palestinian terror groups, but not officially claimed. Amidst reports that the US spies on Israeli leaders, officials called for the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. The IDF is looking into whether recent storms have exposed previously unknown Hamas terror tunnels.
Israeli officials said Egyptian military operations in North Sinai will continue for at least the next several months. Two Palestinians were killed during overnight clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank. President Peres said the world must continue to pressure Iran. Foreign Minister Lieberman said Israel is serious about reaching an agreement with the Palestinians.
An IDF soldier was shot and killed by a sniper in the Lebanese army. The IDF said it believes the sniper carried out the attack on "his own accord." White House officials recently briefed their Israeli counterparts regarding the nuclear deal reached with Iran last month.