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Rival factions Hamas and Fatah announced plans to form a unity government in the next five weeks. US officials warned that the new government must recognize Israel and renounce violence, two conditions Hamas has never accepted. At least three people were hurt when an Israeli airstrike targeted a suspected terrorist.
Hamas called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to "unleash the resistance" in the West Bank. Abbas himself urged the US to continue its efforts to save ongoing peace talks with Israel. A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel landed within the Hamas-run territory.
The PLO applied for accession in 15 international conventions as peace talks with Israel sputter. Palestinian officials said, however, that they are not yet walking away from the US-mediated talks. Hamas is reportedly planning to launch a new satellite TV station.
Hamas claimed that it possesses rockets that can strike remote targets in Israel. Masked gunmen stole about $500,000 from a post office in Gaza. A Salafi jihadist in Gaza said there are currently 4,000 such fighters in the Hamas-run territory.
Hamas supporters held protests to condemn the recent Egyptian court decision to ban the Palestinian movement's activities within Egypt. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated that he will not recognize Israel as the Jewish state. A Palestinian Islamic Jihad official denied any connection with a recently intercepted ship carrying arms to Gaza.