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Seven members of Hamas' police force in Gaza were injured following an explosion during training. A jihadist media unit recently released posters for five Palestinians and an Israeli Arab killed fighting in Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian troops were deployed to the Jenin area, which has seen increased unrest in recent weeks.
Hamas announced the death of Qassam Brigades member Abed Al Kareem Fayyad. In recent days, Palestinian terrorists fired five rockets and mortars toward Israel, three of which exploded prematurely. Grenada and Haiti recently announced their recognition of the State of Palestine. The Popular Resistance Committees held a military parade in Gaza and said it remains committed to "resistance" against Israel.
Recent images and video from the Gaza Strip indicate that at least three terror groups are in the possession of Strela 2 MANPADS in the Hamas-controlled coast enclave. The Islamic Movement's Sheikh Raed Salah said the "state of anger" on the Palestinian street could lead to a third Intifada. Fatah's al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Gaza said Israel's "crimes" will not go unnoticed, and that Israel will "pay a heavy price soon." Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad called for the start of a third Intifada.
Hamas' Interior Ministry said Gaza had suffered its first "martyr" as a result of Egypt's siege on the Gaza Strip. Hamas Politburo official Khalil al Hayya called for more Palestinian sniper attacks on Israelis in the West Bank.
The Palestinian Authority's foreign minister refrained from condemning the recent killings of IDF soldiers in the West Bank. Hamas' Qassam Brigades praised the latest attack in Hebron as a "heroic operation." Representatives from Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran recently met and agreed to fortify the "axis of resistance."
Hamas accused Palestinian Authority security forces of arresting 10 of its supporters in the West Bank. Israeli authorities apprehended a Palestinian youth in the West Bank who has planning on carrying out a terror attack. Hamas accused Egyptian authorities of destroying smuggling tunnels between Gaza and Egypt to tighten the blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Hamas' Interior Minister Fathi Hammad said Hamas was interested in starting a naval academy in the Gaza Strip. A senior Palestinian official said some countries have said they will recognize Palestine should negotiations with Israel fail. Palestinian Islamic Jihad denied that its weapons are being used in the Sinai.