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Authorities announced the arrest of six east Jerusalem lawyers who were acting as couriers for Palestinian militants in Gaza seeking to communicate with their counterparts in Israeli jails. Israeli officials denounced the PLO for applying for accession to 15 international conventions.




The IDF opened fire on two purportedly armed individuals trying to tamper with border infrastructure along the border with Syria. The two suspects were reportedly killed. A planned release of Palestinian prisoners was delayed and may not occur.




Authorities announced the arrest of two separate terror cells, one of which is linked to the PFLP, in the West Bank. The IDF increased its state of alert in the West Bank following the recent killing of three Palestinian militants. Israeli forces fired on two people trying to infiltrate into Israel via Egypt.




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.




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.


 
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