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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.
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.
Two suspected al Qaeda operatives who sought to conduct bombings in Israel were indicted. Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian who had opened fire on Israeli authorities and civilians. Defense Minister Ya'alon said Hezbollah now possesses 100,000 rockets and missiles. The head of IDF intelligence said there are now at least 30,000 jihadists in Syria and that cyberwarfare may be more revolutionary than gunpowder or air power.
Some Israeli Defense Ministry computers were recently targeted in an apparent cyberattack. An IDF vehicle traveling along the Gaza border was targeted by an IED. The Shin Bet released its annual for 2013, which found a sharp rise in the number of terror attacks in the West Bank. According to the report, only 74 rockets and mortars were fired from Gaza toward Israel in 2013. The Shin Bet also noted that many of the Palestinian terrorists deported in the exchange for Gilad Shalit in 2011 have returned to terror-related activities.
A senior Israeli official said there are currently 30,000 al Qaeda-linked fighters in Syria. The official also said there are approximately 1,200 al Qaeda-linked fighters in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian man in Gaza was killed during a cross-border confrontation with Israeli forces.
The Air Force targeted and killed two Palestinian terrorists in Gaza. The Shin Bet announced the arrest of three Palestinians involved in a "global jihad" terror plot that sought to target a number of sites in Israel, including the US Embassy. Shin Bet officials said they are not satisfied with Hamas' efforts to stop rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. Defense Minister Ya'alon said Israel will continue to act in Gaza if Hamas failed to adequately suppress the other terror groups operating there.
Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for the firing of a rocket at Eilat from the Sinai. At least one rocket was also fired from Gaza and landed in southern Israel. A cabinet committee rejected a bill that would label so-called "price-tag" attacks as terrorism. Defense Minister Ya'alon signed a security cooperation agreement with his Kazakh counterpart.
Officials said they plan to develop a laser-based missile defense system to deal with short-range rockets. The Air Force targeted a Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative responsible for recent rocket attacks from Gaza. The government announced it would stop providing the public with gas masks after determining the threat of a chemical weapons attack had declined.
In response to rocket fire, the Israeli Air Force struck a number of terror sites in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian opened fire near a Jewish community in the West Bank, no injuries were reported. Secretary of State Kerry is planning to put out an interim document as the next step in ongoing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The IDF Israel deployed an Iron Dome battery near Haifa Bay.
The Yahya Ayyash Brigades claimed responsibility for a recent rocket attack against Israel. Israeli officials told Hamas it must do more to prevent rocket fire from Gaza. Prime Minister Netanyahu made a rare visit to Jordan to meet with King Abdullah II to discuss ongoing peace talks with the Palestinians. Some schools in southern Israel without proper rocket protection are closed tomorrow due to the rocket threat from Gaza.
Authorities announced the exposure of a Hamas-linked plot to establish a terror cell in the West Bank. Israeli settlers reportedly defaced a mosque in the latest "price-tag" attack in the West Bank. Israeli officials said Palestinian Authority security forces recently foiled two Hamas terror plots from the West Bank. Five rockets fired from the Gaza Strip were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system; an additional rocket landed in an open area.
Israeli authorities believe Palestinian Authority security forces are afraid to deal with the growing threats emerging in some portions of the West Bank. Defense Minister Ya'alon apologized for comments regarding US Secretary of State Kerry's interest in the peace process. Ya'alon also warned that the West Bank will turn into Hamastan should Israel withdraw. Officials expressed concern that the Syrian regime may try to maintain small amounts of chemical weapons despite pledges to disarm.