1. According to The Times of Israel, an alleged Israeli airstrike on a weapons warehouse in Syria failed to destroy some of the Russian-made cruise missiles that were its target. American officials told the New York Times that while the Israeli strike destroyed the warehouse in which the weapons were stored, some of the missiles were seen moved from the site after the strike. The report also said that further Israeli attacks against targets in Syria are likely.
2. According to the Jerusalem Post, the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations may have only just begun, but US Gen. John Allen is already on the ground working on security arrangements that might be part of a future agreement. A senior US official said, “The security arrangements are critical for any agreement, and therefore Gen. Allen is working on them.”
3. According to The New York Times, the United Nations’ food agency said this week that it might not be able to meet its goal of aiding three million Syrians in July. The agency, the World Food Program, had reached only 2.4 million people as fighting intensified in areas near Damascus and Homs.
4. According to The International Business Times, Iran’s outgoing president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said 5,000 new centrifuges are ready to start operating at the country’s nuclear facilities. These are in addition to the 12,000 centrifuges already in operation.
5. According to Ynet News, a video released by Syrian opposition forces which allegedly documents the tracking and interception of an army helicopter shows that rebels have managed to get their hands on Russian-made SA-8, or OSA, air defense systema, and now pose a direct threat on the Israeli, Lebanese and Syrian airspaces.