Israel's Air Force bombed a weapons manufacturing site and a weapons storage facility in the northern Gaza Strip.
The Israel Defense Forces have begun drafting haredi Orthodox 18-year-olds without encountering significant protests, one week after a new law requiring haredi military service took effect.
At the age of 23, Los Angeles-born Maya Liss was told that she was too old to be an Israeli soldier when she immigrated. But Liss would not take no for an answer, and in late April, her fight to fight for her new country brought the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) corporal special recognition for her outstanding service to Israel.
Israel Defense Forces officials told cabinet ministers on Monday that should Israel undergo a coordinated missile attack, there would be less than 300 Israeli casualties.
Orthodox Israeli soldiers must attend formal military gatherings at which women sing, but can be excused from informal social gatherings, the head of the military said.
Israel has accelerated the installation of anti-missile defenses on its airliners, a security official said on Friday, seeing an enhanced risk of attack by militants using looted Libyan arms.