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During a visit to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al Qaradawi said, "Our wish should be that we carry out Jihad to death." A Hamas official denied reports that Qatar and Hamas' relationship is weakening. Nine Hamas members were reportedly detained by PA security forces in the West Bank. A poll found that 45 percent of Palestinians believe "armed struggle" is the best way to achieve statehood.
A senior Palestinian official said "resistance to Israel remains on our agenda....I mean resistance in all of its forms." Five Hamas members were arrested by PA security forces in the West Bank. A senior Hamas official said that "as long as the [Syrian] government has missiles they should be fired at Israel not at its people." Yusuf al Qaradawi arrived in the Gaza Strip for a three-day visit.
A Hamas official called for the resumption of "martyrdom operations" inside Israel. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the Palestinian leadership had not been notified of any settlement freeze by Israel. Hamas forces in Gaza broke up a protest against Israel's recent airstrikes in Syria. A number of cameramen were reportedly arrested.
Hamas' Ismail Haniyeh said preparations are underway for the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to Gaza this month. Hamas said PA security forces arrested 38 of its members in the West Bank in April. Four members of Hizb al-Tahrir were arrested by PA security forces in Jenin. Denmark and Finland plan to upgrade Palestinian missions in their countries to embassy status.
Hamas' Khaled Meshal said the terror group hopes to secure the release of all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails within four years. Hamas' Interior Ministry announced the arrests of six Salafists accused of stealing rockets and planning attacks. The family of a Palestinian terrorist who stabbed to death an Israeli civilian said he "did his duty."
Five Hamas members were arrested by PA security forces in the West Bank. PA Foreign Minister al Maliki said the Palestinian leadership plans to halt efforts to join the ICC to give efforts to restart peace talks a chance. The move was criticized by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. A Fatah official called for the promotion of ties between the Palestinian faction and Iran.
A Palestinian terrorist from Fatah's Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, who was recently released from prison, stabbed to death an Israeli citizen in the West Bank. Israeli settlers rioted in response to the stabbing. Palestinians and Israeli security forces clashed in the West Bank following the attack. Hamas called on the Palestinian Authority to end its security coordination with Israel.
A Palestinian watchdog group announced it is looking into claims of corruption by over 25 Palestinian Authority officials. Most of the allegations are tied to institutions overseen by President Abbas' office. An Egyptian Salafist group arrived in the Gaza Strip following an invitation from a Gaza-based Salafi group.