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Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu casts wary eye over region




Israel indicts more Palestinian terror cells




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.




Hamas is preparing to arrest Gaza residents for 'collaboration with Israel.' Human Rights Watch slammed Hamas for failing to investigate the November deaths of a number of alleged spies in Gaza. Pressure from European countries and the US postponed a meeting between Prime Minister Fayyad and President Abbas; Fayyad was expected to resign during the meeting.




Attempts to abduct Israeli soldiers in West Bank on the rise




Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan pushed back plans to visit the Gaza Strip. Palestinian officials said incentives offered by Secretary of State Kerry to bring the Palestinian leadership back to negotiations with Israel are not enough. Guatemala recognized Palestine as a 'free, sovereign' state. A Palestinian youth planning a stabbing attack was apprehended in Hebron.




47 Salafi jihadists on hunger strike in Hamas' prisons




A Palestinian rights group denounced Hamas for cutting the hair of youths with "unbecoming" hairstyles. Hamas said PA security forces arrested three of its members near Hebron. A Hamas leader called on Gaza-based militants to kidnap Israeli soldiers. A senior Palestinian official said US opposition to a Fatah-Hamas unity deal has faded.




President Abbas met with Secretary of State Kerry a day after meeting a senior Israeli official in Ramallah. Kerry reportedly offered Abbas incentives to return to negotiations with Israel. A Palestinian teenager was detained in the possession of firebombs and IEDs. A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel.




Salafi jihadist supporters protest Hamas' arrest campaign

Supporters of Salafi jihadists in the Gaza Strip are increasing their protests against Hamas both online and in public. On Saturday, a small protest in Rafah was organized by supporters of Salafi jihadists currently imprisoned by Hamas.


President Abbas is seriously considering removing Salam Fayyad as Prime Minister. An official in Hamas' Interior Ministry said Gaza "is swarming with Western intelligence agencies." Palestinian Islamic Jihad said Palestinian Authority security forces are carrying out arrests of its members in the West Bank.




Hamas denied reports that it is training members of the Free Syrian Army in Syria. Palestinians and Israeli security forces clashed in the West Bank. Hamas is reportedly considering executing collaborators with Israel in public.




Salafi jihadists begin hunger strikes amid ongoing Hamas arrest campaign




Palestinian Authority President Abbas plans to suspend unilateral moves at the UN to give US attempts to restart the peace process a chance. Palestinians and Israeli security forces clashed in Hebron. Fatah's Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades threaten to retaliate against Israel for the death of a Hamas terrorist. UNRWA was forced to close many of its facilities in Gaza following protests.




Israeli reporters covering Palestinians face threats




New IDF commander charged with preventing another intifada




MSC in Jerusalem claims rocket fire, demands Hamas release jihadists

The Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem took responsibility for two separate rocket attacks against Israel. In addition, the group called on Hamas to release Salafi jihadists currently imprisoned in Gaza.