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A Hamas member died in Gaza when a smuggling tunnel collapsed. A senior Hamas official said some Palestinians are spreading false information about Hamas in attempt to damage the group's relations with Egypt. A Palestinian journalist was sentenced to one year in prison for "insulting" PA President Abbas. An Islamic Jihad terrorist, who was serving eight years in jail, was released by Israel to Gaza.
A court in Gaza sentenced a man to death for allegedly collaborating with Israel. The Palestinian leadership is working to have Palestine admitted as a member of INTERPOL. Hamas said it is ready to cooperate with Egyptian authorities in their probe into the Rafah attack last August that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers. Eight Hamas members were arrested by PA security forces in the West Bank.
A top Palestinian official said a partial settlement freeze would not be enough to restart peace talks with Israel. Five Palestinian youths were arrested for their suspected involvement in a rock-throwing attack that recently injured a number of Israelis, including an infant. A Palestinian carrying a pipe bomb was arrested near Nablus. The Turkish Prime Minister said he plans to visit the Gaza Strip in April.
Fatah accused Hamas of waging a campaign against its members in the Gaza Strip. A number of Palestinian factions held a protest in Gaza against President Obama's visit to Israel. Palestinian activists erected an illegal outpost in the controversial area known as E1. PA security forces seized explosives from the home of a Hamas member near Hebron.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad released its documentary on the November war with Israel. The EU signed a $9 million aid deal with the Palestinian Authority. Palestinians in the West Bank protesting the upcoming visit of President Obama clashed with PA security forces. A Hamas delegation, which included Politburo Chief Khaled Meshal, concluded its visit to Egypt.
An Israeli was wounded in a drive-by shooting by Palestinians near the Kedumin settlement in the West Bank. Palestinian terrorists fired a rocket from Deir Al Balah towards the Mediterranean Sea. Palestinian Authority President Abbas called on the EU to delist Hamas as a terror organization. Palestinians in Bethlehem protested the upcoming visit of President Barack Obama.
Hamas officials said Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi will visit the Gaza Strip in May. Hamas warned Israel not to harm Interior Minister Fathi Hamad, who Israel's Shin Bet recently said is involved in promoting Hamas' terror activities in the West Bank. Sources say the tension between Fatah and Hamas is currently at "unprecedented" levels.
Palestinian Authority President Abbas said he wanted peace talks with Israel to resume at some point in 2013, but he warned that "the hopes are probably not very high." Hamas said PA security forces detained 10 of their own members in the West Bank. A senior Hamas official said the group will continue its efforts to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip.
A senior Hamas official said that reconciliation with Fatah is not progressing anywhere, as Fatah is not serious about it. Hamas said two of its members were arrested by PA security forces. The World Bank transferred $60.5 million to support the Palestinian Authority's struggling budget. Lithuania upgraded Palestine's diplomatic status from a commission to a mission.