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Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan said he could make a surprise visit to the Gaza Strip at "any time." Palestinian Islamic Jihad called for the removal of Hamas' Interior Minister Fathi Hammad. Senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouk met with Hezbollah and Iranian officials during a recent visit to Lebanon.
An Army of Islam member died as a result of wounds sustained in an Israeli airstrike in November 2010. Israeli media claimed President Abbas is prepared to resume talks with Israel for a short period. The Palestinian Authority denied the report, however.
Hamas' Interior Minister Hammad said the "destruction" of Israel will occur in "phases." Prime Minister Hamdallah's resignation was accepted by President Abbas. A commander in Palestinian Islamic Jihad's al Quds Brigades died as a result of wounds sustained following a recent altercation with Hamas forces in Gaza.
Prime Minister Hamdallah offered his resignation to President Abbas after serving only two weeks in office. A court in Hamas-controlled Gaza issued a death sentence for a Palestinian who allegedly collaborated with Israel. A senior Hamas official said the group maintains "good relations" with Hezbollah.
Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired at least one rocket toward Israel; the rocket landed in Gaza, however. In response, Israel closed the Kerem Shalom crossing. Five Hamas members were reportedly arrested by PA security forces in the West Bank. A senior Hamas official said the group recently held meetings with US and European officials regarding its designation as a terror organization.
A Hamas delegation led by Khaled Meshal traveled from Egypt to Turkey to meet with Prime Minister Erdogan. Hamas denounced reports that 30 jihadists had entered the Sinai from Gaza and joined a military base in the area. An IDF general alleged that the Palestinian Authority has scaled back funding of a group known for demonstrations against the IDF.
Hamas called on Hezbollah to get its fighters out of the Syrian civil war. Cairo-based Mousa Abu Marzouk said that Hezbollah should aim its weapons against Israel. A senior Hamas official said the group hopes to move forward with its ties with Iran following the recent presidential election.
Hamas denounced the Palestinian Authority for its recent campaign to arrest Hamas members in the West Bank. Hamas called on the PA to end security cooperation with Israel. Sweden is considering reducing its aid to the Palestinian Authority.
Hamas said PA security forces arrested eight of its members in the West Bank. Palestinian Authority TV honored three terrorists serving a combination of 166 life sentences. Fatah official Nabil Shaath warned that the Palestinian leadership cannot guarantee that a new intifada will not break out.