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The PFLP threatened to strike Israel in response to potential Western strikes in Syria. Various Palestinian factions partook in a military parade in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian minister said the next batch of Palestinian prisoners will be released at the end of October.
A Gaza-based group calling itself the Islamic Resistance Brigades recently threatened to strike the Israeli city of Tel Aviv if the Egyptian army conducts any operations in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian official said that an Israeli proposal for provisional borders for a Palestinian state was unacceptable. A fighter in Hamas' al Qassam Brigades died carrying out a "jihadist mission."
A senior Palestinian official said peace talks with Israel were going nowhere. The Palestinian Authority announced plans to provide financial benefits to prisoners recently released from Israeli prisons. Hamas dismissed rumors of potential Egyptian strikes in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas claimed its forces arrested Palestinians who were working with Egyptian intelligence. Egypt denied that it had agents operating in the Gaza Strip. A Facebook page tied to a jihadist media unit of the MSC in Jerusalem released a new poster threatening attacks against the southern Israeli city of Eilat.
A Hamas-run court in the Gaza Strip sentenced a Palestinian to death for allegedly collaborating with Israel. A Palestinian man was shot dead by PA security forces in the Nablus area. A PA spokesman lambasted Hamas for being in a current state of "hysteria" over criticism in the press.
IDF soldiers attempting to carry out an arrest of a terror suspect in the West Bank were attacked by Palestinians with rocks and firebombs. Three Palestinians were reportedly killed in the clashes; as a result of the deaths, Palestinian negotiators said they would not meet with their Israeli counterparts in Jericho. The State Department, however, said no talks had been cancelled. President Abbas and other senior Palestinian officials met with Egypt's foreign minister in Ramallah. A Fatah official said the Palestinian Authority may soon make "painful decisions" against Hamas.
Hamas urged Egyptian authorities to reopen the Rafah crossing with Gaza, which was closed following the recent killing of over 20 Egyptian policemen in the Sinai. In response to recent calls for protests against Hamas in Gaza, Hamas' leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, warned against such activities.
Hamas forces reportedly arrested two Palestinian Authority security officers in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian official said a second round of prisoners will be released from Israeli prisons as part of negotiations with Israel in September. Palestinian officials reportedly accused the United States of deceiving the PA about peace talks with Israel.
Palestinian officials warned that Israeli approval of additional housing units in east Jerusalem could derail plans to restart negotiations. President Abbas asked caretaker Prime Minister Hamdallah, who had previously resigned, to stay on and form a new government within five weeks. Hamas said President Abbas lacks the authority to conduct negotiations with Israel. A rocket fired from Gaza towards Israel reportedly landed in the coastal enclave.