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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.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad released photos from one of its camps in Gaza in which children are seen training with AK-47s and carrying out mock kidnappings of Israelis. President Abbas rejected calls from US Congressmen to fire an official who had recently praised a Palestinian terrorist who had killed an Israeli. Six Hamas affiliates were detained by PA security forces.
The Palestinian Authority requested that Secretary of State Kerry try to secure the release of a number of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons. A new Palestinian government was sworn in during a ceremony in Ramallah.
Hamas denied reports that its military wing seeks to maintain a relationship with Hezbollah and Iran despite opposition from members of the group's Politburo. Palestinian terrorists reportedly fired three mortars toward Israel. The mortars landed in Gaza. Seven Hamas members were arrested by PA security forces in the West Bank.
President Abbas said a new government will be formed in the coming days. Secretary of State Kerry reportedly asked Abbas for more time to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian leadership. Seven Hamas members were arrested by PA security forces in the West Bank.