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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.