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The IDF announced the discovery of another terror tunnel from Gaza into Israel. Hamas said the tunnel was old and previously discovered. US senators said talks are underway with Israel to work on a new defense aid package. A top IDF official warned that the next major conflict between Israel and Hezbollah will also involve Syria.
IDF Chief Benny Gantz said that if necessary Israel can carry out operations in Iran. The IDF was recently instructed to continue budgeting for a potential strike against Iran's illicit nuclear program. Defense Minister Ya'alon apologized to Secretary of Defense Hagel for his recent comments regarding US policies in the Middle East.
Four soldiers were wounded by an IED along the border with Syria. The IDF struck at least one Syrian military target with artillery fire in response. Defense Minister Ya'alon reportedly said that he would be in favor of a military strike against Iran's nuclear program.
An explosive device detonated along the border with Lebanon. At least three soldiers were taken to a hospital for screenings. A senior official said Hezbollah would pay for the border attack. The IDF struck at least one target linked to Hezbollah in response. At least one rocket landed in southern Israel as a truce with militants in Gaza resumed.
Rockets and mortars from Gaza continued to strike southern Israel. In response to the rocket fire, the IAF struck seven terror sites in Gaza. Israeli officials said that no truce with Palestinian Islamic Jihad had been instituted and that quiet would be met with quiet.
Dozens of rockets were fired by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza towards Israel. In response, the IAF carried out more than two dozen airstrikes in Gaza. The Shin Bet announced the arrest of a man, believed to be linked to Hamas, behind a spate of gas line attacks in the Jerusalem area. A new comptroller report found deficiencies in a number of areas related to Israel's defenses.
An IAF airstrike killed three Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants who had fired mortar shells at IDF forces along the Gaza border. An Israeli Skylark drone crashed in the Gaza Strip. Israel and Jordan plan to launch a joint investigation into the killing of a Jordanian judge at the Allenby Crossing.
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.