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Israeli officials said they are concerned about future drone use by terror groups in Gaza and Lebanon. A Palestinian involved in a November 2012 bus bombing in Tel Aviv received a 25-year sentence. An Israeli official cautiously welcomed the idea of a joint missile defense system with Jordan and Egypt. The IDF displayed the weapons seized from the Klos-C last week near the Red Sea.
Israeli naval forces intercepted a cargo vessel near Port Sudan that was carrying a weapons shipment from Iran destined for Gaza. The IDF said it struck two Hezbollah operatives who were trying to plant explosives along the border with Syria. Foreign Minister Lieberman said Israel will not accept further preconditions to continue talks with the Palestinians.
Sheikh Raed Salah was sentenced to eight months in prison for inciting violence. Speaking at the AIPAC, Prime Minister Netanyahu stated that more pressure is needed against Iran and the Palestinians must recognize Israel as the Jewish state. The Home Front Command plans to release a mobile app to notify citizens of rocket attacks. A top Hamas West Bank commander was arrested in the West Bank.
The IDF reported an increase in the number of intelligence alerts related to potential kidnappings of Israelis. A Palestinian from Nablus said he stabbed an Israeli Jew in Petah Tikva to take revenge on Israel and its security services. Intelligence Minister Steinitz said Israel is ready for peace with the Palestinians, but is concerned about its security situation. The IAF targeted a rocket launching squad in Gaza that was attempting to fire towards Israel.
A senior Shin Bet official said Hamas is trying to stir up violence on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said the IAEA should release its shelved report detailing potential military components of Iran's nuclear program. The IDF's Northern Command remained in a heightened state of alert over a potential attack by Hezbollah.
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.