January 1

8:20AM IDT: Two mortars containing white phosphorus are launched from Gaza and land in Israel’s southern Negev region.
7:00PM IDT: A rocket fired from Gaza explodes near Sderot, northeast of Gaza.

— Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood political party vows to not recognize Israel.

— Resumption for Israel-Palestinian peace talks begin in Jordan on Tuesday.

— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledges to erect a wall at the Jordanian border.

— Plans for an Ice Festival to be held in Jerusalem during the Spring are announced.

January 2

— Iran conducts a test firing of long-range missiles at sea.

— On the eve of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Hamas calls on Palestinian Authority to boycott the cooperation.

— Automatic weapons with a large ammunition cache owned by Palestinians is confiscated by IDF personnel.


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