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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the PA has evidence of Hamas involvement in the Sinai's ongoing security situation. With regard to peace talks with Israel, Abbas announced that his negotiating team had resigned. An NGO accused Hamas of arresting and torturing Palestinians on political grounds in recent weeks. Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad conducted military parades in the Gaza Strip to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Operation Pillar of Defense.
Palestinian security forces entered Israeli territory to conduct operations against those involved in "organized crime." Hamas accused PA security forces of arresting a number of its members in the West Bank. The Palestinian delegation had its status raised by the government of Belgium. Hamas held a demonstration in Gaza to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Operation Pillar of Defense.
Hamas announced the death of a Qassam Brigades fighter who died after an accident in a tunnel used for military purposes. Hamas said that the government in Gaza is losing $230 million a month as a result of the closure of smuggling tunnels. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with US envoy to the peace process, Martin Indyk, to discuss current negotiations with Israel.
Hamas is reportedly planning a response to upcoming protests in early November in Gaza. Hamas leader Saleh Aruri, known to operate in Turkey, said Hamas will not give up on "the resistance" and will work to develop it. Commenting on reports that PA forces detained members of a Hamas cell preparing drone attacks from the West Bank, a Palestinian security services spokesman said the Israeli media was trying to drive a wedge within Palestinian society.