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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.
Hamas is planning to ask the European Union to delist it as a terrorist organization. Secretary of State Kerry called on Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to delay his visit to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Hamas denounced Kerry's request. Qatar announced it will donate $11 million to help the construction of law courts in Gaza.
Hamas' Ismail Haniyeh said all options are on the table to secure the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. Hamas forces imposed a fishing ban in Gaza for "security reasons." Former Prime Minister Fayyad called for general elections. The Shin Bet revealed that a terrorist released in the Gilad Shalit exchange was involved in plotting a terror attack in the West Bank.
Three people, allegedly members of Hamas' al Qassam Brigades, escaped from a prison in the Gaza Strip. Turkey became the first country to have an ambassador recognized by Palestine. President Abbas traveled to Kuwait to inaugurate Palestine's embassy in the Arab state.
Hamas' Ismail Haniyeh said his group and Egypt have a shared vision with regard to the Sinai and smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza. Fatah officials expressed pleasure at the resignation of Salam Fayyad as Prime Minister. Three Hamas leaders were arrested by Israeli security forces near Jenin. Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan said he intends to visit the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip in late May.
Qatar signed a security pact in Doha with Palestine. Hamas' Politburo will soon hold a meeting in Doha. Despite pressure from Western nations, including the US, President Abbas accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Fayyad. The gates of a Christian school in the Gaza Strip were set on fire by unidentified arsonists.