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An IDF patrol vehicle was damaged as a result of an explosion near the Syria border. A resident of Majdal Shams was indicted for providing Syrian intelligence with details on IDF patrols. An IDF official said the situation in the city of Hebron was getting quieter. Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are expected to go longer than the originally scheduled nine-month period.
Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Secretary of State Kerry to discuss the Iranian nuclear program and negotiations with the Palestinians. Authorities were on high alert over fears that Hezbollah may seek to carry out an attack following the recent murder of a senior commander. A criminal investigation will be opened against any IDF soldier entering Area A in the West Bank, which is under Palestinian Authority control.
Authorities completed the construction of the Israel-Egypt border fence. Officials denied involvement in the killing of a Hezbollah commander near Beirut. Authorities will soon hold a simulation of a chemical weapons attack by a suicide bomber.
Defense Minister Ya'alon announced that Israel was providing some humanitarian aid to civilians in Syria near the border with Israel. He also said relations with the US remain "excellent." An IDF source said a recent attack on an IDF patrol near the border with Syria "was not stray fire." Officials have noticed an increase in the number of test rockets fired by Hamas in recent weeks.
An IDF patrol near the border with Syria came under fire. The Navy was placed on high alert to deal with a group of ships planning to break the blockade of Gaza. Israel announced plans to renew providing building material to the Gaza Strip, which had been suspended following the discovery of a Hamas terror tunnel into Israeli territory. An IDF official said there is a degree of indirect cooperation between Israel and Hamas. An Israeli Arab pled guilty to participating in the November 2012 bus bombing attempt in Tel Aviv.
Authorities arrested a number of people tied to members of the Salafi jihadist cell killed by the IDF near Hebron. Israeli intelligence estimates that Israel's current geostrategic position has improved in the past year. Five Israeli Arabs were charged for attacking an IDF base with firebombs. The IDF said Palestinian terror groups are continuing their efforts to abduct Israeli soldiers.
At least three Salafi jihadists were killed during clashes with Israeli forces in the Hebron area. A Palestinian from Gaza was captured in Israeli territory in the possession of a grenade. President Shimon Peres rejected theories that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned. A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel landed in Palestinian territory. Israeli intelligence suggested that the Egyptian army lacks the intelligence and operational capabilities to effectively fight in Sinai.
A court indicted a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem for fundraising for Hamas. Prime Minister Netanyahu said he would soon send a delegation to the US to discuss the Iranian nuclear agreement signed in Geneva over the weekend. The IAF conducted the largest joint-military exercise in Israel's history, with members of the US, Italian, and Greek air forces.
Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Netanyahu, denounced the deal on Iran's nuclear program. Israeli officials had learned through intelligence, prior to being briefed by the Obama administration, that the US was conducting secret negotiations with Iran. Defense Minister Ya'alon finalized a deal with his US counterpart that will provide Israel with six V-22 Osprey aircraft.
While in Russia, Prime Minister Netanyahu called for a tougher deal over Iran's nuclear program. The David's Sling missile interceptor passed a new test. IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said Hamas is not interested in escalating the situation in Gaza.
A mortar shell fired by Palestinians in Gaza landed in southern Israel. The Supreme Court upheld the administrative detention of a suspected al Qaeda operative, who has been detained since 2010. An Air Force exercise including the US, Greece, Poland, and Italy will reportedly take place in the near future. In response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, the IAF struck terror sites in northern and southern Gaza.
Prime Minister Netanyahu warned that Iran already has enough uranium for five nuclear bombs. Netanyahu also called on Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to come to the Israeli Knesset to promote peace. An Israeli Arab was indicted for allegedly helping Syrian rebels. A court was told by a state prosecutor that an alleged al Qaeda operative held in Israel is too dangerous to be released from administrative detention.
Reports indicated that Israel has been detaining an alleged al Qaeda operative for over three years. Defense Minister Ya'alon said recent attacks in the West Bank are tied to peace talks with the Palestinians. Outgoing national security chief Yaakov Amidror said Israel is not bluffing when it comes to potentially striking Iran's nuclear program.
In response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, the IAF struck to "terror sites" in the Gaza Strip. Israel's chief negotiator with the Palestinians denounced her counterparts for resigning. The Shin Bet announced that two Palestinians admitted to killing an IDF reserve colonel in October "as a gift to the Palestinian people." Two Palestinians responsible for the September abduction and murder of an IDF soldier were indicted. An Israeli minister questioned whether Secretary Kerry can be an honest broker between Israel and the Palestinians.
An IDF soldier was stabbed to death by a Palestinian on a bus in the northern Israeli city of Afula. An Israeli minister warned that proposed sanctions relief for Iran could be worth up to $40 billion. Prime Minister Netanyahu said that a bad deal over Iran's nuclear program could lead to war.
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.
An IDF official played down reports that an intifada was in the offing. Senior Israeli officials recently partook in discussions with officials from regional states about potential involvement in a conference advocating a nuclear-free Middle East. Authorities arrested three senior Hamas members in the West Bank. The Israeli Air Force struck targets near Damascus and Latakia.