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Authorities announced the thwarting of a Hamas terror cell that planned to carry out a number of attacks, including a roadside bombing. IDF intelligence is concerned that jihadists currently in Syria will try to attack Israel. Amid reports that Israel struck Hezbollah-linked targets along the Lebanon-Syria border, Prime Minister Netanyahu said the country is prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect its citizens.
In response to rocket fire, the IAF struck a number of terror sites in the Gaza Strip. An Israeli Arab who received training from the Al Nusrah Front in Syria was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Foreign Minister Lieberman said he is optimistic about peace talks with the Palestinians.
The Israeli Air Force targeted a Gaza-based terror operative with links to the Sinai-based jihadist group Ansar Jerusalem. Prime Minister Netanyahu denounced Iranian claims that they will soon send warships toward the US.
Four Palestinians were indicted of charges of planning a terror attack against Israelis at a wedding hall in Jerusalem. The terror cell had already conducted surveillance of the site and was looking into purchasing weapons. Three Palestinians were sentenced for acting as Hamas operatives in the Jerusalem area.
The head of the Shin Bet said failed peace talks with the Palestinians will not necessarily result in another intifada, and warned that Egyptian military efforts to deal with the Sinai terror threat have not eradicated it. President Peres said Israel appreciates Secretary of State Kerry's Middle East peace efforts. A Palestinian was indicated over charges related to being a suspected al Qaeda operative.
Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for a recent rocket attack on Eilat. The IDF said there was a dramatic increase in terror from the Gaza Strip in January. An Israeli cabinet minister said that if rocket fire from the Gaza Strip continues, Israel may invade and topple Hamas' government.