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A Palestinian Authority minister recently praised Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin as a good role model for children. Hamas admitted that its operatives had dug a newly discovered terrorist tunnel into Israel. Qatar will reportedly provide the Palestinian Authority with $150 million to aid its fiscal problems.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh denied that Hamas was meddling in the affairs of any Arab states, in particular Egypt and Syria. In addition, Haniyeh called on Palestinians to wage a "popular uprising" in the West Bank. Two years after completing an exchange deal with Israel for Gilad Shalit, Hamas warned that it is prepared to abduct more Israelis.
A leaked EU document said $2.7 billion in EU funds to the Palestinian Authority between 2008 and 2012 have been lost due to corruption and mismanagement. PA President Mahmoud Abbas has alleged that the PA's going economic problems are Israel's fault. Security forces have arrested nearly 100 people in various operations in the Jenin area.
Seven members of Hamas' police force in Gaza were injured following an explosion during training. A jihadist media unit recently released posters for five Palestinians and an Israeli Arab killed fighting in Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian troops were deployed to the Jenin area, which has seen increased unrest in recent weeks.
Hamas announced the death of Qassam Brigades member Abed Al Kareem Fayyad. In recent days, Palestinian terrorists fired five rockets and mortars toward Israel, three of which exploded prematurely. Grenada and Haiti recently announced their recognition of the State of Palestine. The Popular Resistance Committees held a military parade in Gaza and said it remains committed to "resistance" against Israel.
Recent images and video from the Gaza Strip indicate that at least three terror groups are in the possession of Strela 2 MANPADS in the Hamas-controlled coast enclave. The Islamic Movement's Sheikh Raed Salah said the "state of anger" on the Palestinian street could lead to a third Intifada. Fatah's al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Gaza said Israel's "crimes" will not go unnoticed, and that Israel will "pay a heavy price soon." Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad called for the start of a third Intifada.