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In a move possibly targeting Hamas, the Palestinian Authority looks at a law licensing political parties. Egyptian security forces found 500 kilograms of TNT in the northern Sinai desert destined for Gaza. Israeli border guards removed 60 ultra-nationalist settlers from a hill in the West Bank. Two Palestinian rockets hit Israeli military site.
The Shin Bet security service arrested two Israeli Arabs suspected of planning terror attacks in Israel. The Palestinian Authority Health Ministry accused Hamas of robbing hospital fuel stockpiles in Gaza. The Hamas-dominated Palestinian Legislative Council championed a bill against concessions on Jerusalem. Abbas rejects provisional borders with Israel and is open to talks with Hamas if it cedes Gaza
One Palestinian Authority police officer was killed and another injured after they fired on an undercover Israeli Border Police unit mistaken for members of Hamas. Defense minister Ehud Barak visited soldiers from the IDF's Gaza Division and "discussed the possibility of launching an extensive counter-terror campaign in the region." An Israeli airstrike killed two Hamas fighters in Gaza on Wednesday. Israel plans to build 300 new homes in East Jerusalem; Palestinian officials assert "that the plan could damage the peace process" in Annapolis.
At least six were killed and 150 wounded after Hamas fired on a Fatah gathering celebrating the third anniversary of the death of Arafat. The chief negotiator for the Palestine Liberation Organization, rejected Israel's demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Israel will release hundreds of Palestinian prisoners prior to negotiations.