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Hamas' Ismail Haniyeh said his group and Egypt have a shared vision with regard to the Sinai and smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza. Fatah officials expressed pleasure at the resignation of Salam Fayyad as Prime Minister. Three Hamas leaders were arrested by Israeli security forces near Jenin. Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan said he intends to visit the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip in late May.
Qatar signed a security pact in Doha with Palestine. Hamas' Politburo will soon hold a meeting in Doha. Despite pressure from Western nations, including the US, President Abbas accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Fayyad. The gates of a Christian school in the Gaza Strip were set on fire by unidentified arsonists.
Hamas is preparing to arrest Gaza residents for 'collaboration with Israel.' Human Rights Watch slammed Hamas for failing to investigate the November deaths of a number of alleged spies in Gaza. Pressure from European countries and the US postponed a meeting between Prime Minister Fayyad and President Abbas; Fayyad was expected to resign during the meeting.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan pushed back plans to visit the Gaza Strip. Palestinian officials said incentives offered by Secretary of State Kerry to bring the Palestinian leadership back to negotiations with Israel are not enough. Guatemala recognized Palestine as a 'free, sovereign' state. A Palestinian youth planning a stabbing attack was apprehended in Hebron.
A Palestinian rights group denounced Hamas for cutting the hair of youths with "unbecoming" hairstyles. Hamas said PA security forces arrested three of its members near Hebron. A Hamas leader called on Gaza-based militants to kidnap Israeli soldiers. A senior Palestinian official said US opposition to a Fatah-Hamas unity deal has faded.
President Abbas met with Secretary of State Kerry a day after meeting a senior Israeli official in Ramallah. Kerry reportedly offered Abbas incentives to return to negotiations with Israel. A Palestinian teenager was detained in the possession of firebombs and IEDs. A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel.
President Abbas is seriously considering removing Salam Fayyad as Prime Minister. An official in Hamas' Interior Ministry said Gaza "is swarming with Western intelligence agencies." Palestinian Islamic Jihad said Palestinian Authority security forces are carrying out arrests of its members in the West Bank.
Hamas denied reports that it is training members of the Free Syrian Army in Syria. Palestinians and Israeli security forces clashed in the West Bank. Hamas is reportedly considering executing collaborators with Israel in public.
Palestinian Authority President Abbas plans to suspend unilateral moves at the UN to give US attempts to restart the peace process a chance. Palestinians and Israeli security forces clashed in Hebron. Fatah's Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades threaten to retaliate against Israel for the death of a Hamas terrorist. UNRWA was forced to close many of its facilities in Gaza following protests.
Hamas confirmed the reelection of Khaled Meshal as the head of the group's Politburo. Hamas accused the Palestinian Authority of arresting 83 of its members in March. Prime Minister Fayyad remains in the hospital due to an inflamed pancreas.