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Pressure Rises on Hamas As Patrons' Support Fades

Israeli, Palestinian police may form joint patrols

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.

Report provides insight on Israeli view of Salafi jihadists in Sinai

Israeli intelligence agencies differ over the number of Salafi jihadists operating in the Egyptian Sinai, but they recognize a serious threat. One group, Gaza-based Jaish al Islam, is reportedly offering training camps for global jihadists.

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.

Gaza jihadists call for 'jihad' against Egypt's el Sisi

The leader of a Gaza-based Salafi jihadist group has called on Egyptians to wage 'jihad' against Egypt's el Sisi, one day after the Egyptian government's forcible breakup of two Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins led to the deaths of at least 525 people.

Palestinian kids taught to hate Israel in UN-funded camps, clip shows

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.

Salafi cleric reportedly released from Hamas prison

Is Hamas Considering A Move to Beirut?

MSC in Jerusalem praises slain member in new video

Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal ITMC Poster - Journey of Martyrdom.jpgA new video praising Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal, a well-known jihadist in the Gaza Strip, was released by the Ibn Taymiyyah Media Center to jihadist forums. Masshal, who was killed in April by the Israeli Air Force, is celebrated for his role in supporting jihadist groups in Gaza.

Gaza's Hamas worries as Egypt turns cold shoulder

Fatah's Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades said it is "our belief that armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine." Iran sent aid to Gazans for Ramadan through Palestinian Islamic Jihad. PA Caretaker Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said he intends to continue with plans to resign in a few weeks. Palestinian officials visited Israel's parliament as peace talks between the two begin. A PA minister issued a fatwa calling on Palestinians to revolt against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Unrest in Egypt: Closed Tunnels Could Ruin Hamas

Palestinian Islamic Jihad's Ramadan Shallah denounced ongoing talks between Israeli and Palestinian officials in Washington. President Abbas said he is opposed to the establishment of a free trade zone between Gaza and Egypt, which Hamas has repeatedly requested. Human Rights Watch called on the Palestinian Authority to investigate recent actions by PA security forces during a rally by PFLP supporters. A senior Hamas official said the Palestinian group seeks to retain its ties to Iranian-backed Hezbollah. The Palestinian Authority released a report claiming that Israel recently kidnapped Wael Abu Reda, a Gaza-based terrorist, from the Sinai.

While in Cairo, President Abbas said he would not accept any Israelis in a future Palestinian state. Israeli authorities plan to provide an increased amount of fuel and food to the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Authority praised Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli prisons for security offenses as "strugglers for their freedom and not terrorists."

Hamas shut down the offices of Al Arabiya and Ma'an News Agency after they allegedly published 'false news' that was critical of Hamas. Palestinian officials said they will engage in talks with Israel only if it confirms its intention to release a number of Palestinian prisoners.

The Popular Resistance Committees called on Hamas to stop arrests of 'mujahideen' in the Gaza Strip. Hamas officials recently met with Hezbollah and Iranian officials in Lebanon to discuss their relationships, which have frayed as a result of the Syrian civil war. Hamas' Ismail Haniyeh called on the Egyptian media to end its incitement against Palestinians.

Popular Resistance Committees calls on Hamas to stop arrests of 'mujahideen'

President Abbas said any agreement with Israel would be brought up to a referendum. Abbas also said that "all options are open" if there is no progress in peace talks with Israel. Hamas official Abu Marzouk denied that the group's al Qassam Brigades is operating in Egypt.