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A Salafi cleric was attacked by unidentified gunmen in the Gaza Strip. At least three Palestinian militants were injured during a training exercise in the Rafah area. A senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad official called for more kidnappings of Israeli soldiers.
In response to a recent video in which Palestinian jihadists expressed support for ISIS, a senior Hamas official said al Qaeda does not have a foothold in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian officials denied Israeli media reports that security forces had arrested dozens of Palestinians who had fought in the ongoing Syria conflict.
Hamas deployed members of its Izz al Din al Qassam Brigades to stem rocket attacks against Israel from Gaza. Fatah officials said the organization planned to select a deputy for current leader Mahmoud Abbas. Hizb-ut-Tahrir accused the Palestinian Authority security forces in the West Bank of arresting a number of its members.
A Palestinian from Gaza recently died fighting in Syria with ISIS. Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired at least two rockets at southern Israel. The Interior Ministry in Gaza recently denied it had ordered the arrest of those who fired rockets at Israel.
Hamas fighters recently wanted to fire rockets at Israel, but were recalled by the group's political leadership. Hamas' Interior Ministry has redeployed forces to prevent rocket attacks on Israel. Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired at least one rocket toward southern Israel.
Armed Hamas fighters made a rare public appearance in the West Bank city of Jenin. A Gaza-based terror group claimed to have manufactured a new missile launcher that it will use against Israel. Hamas again denied having any connections to violence in Egypt's Sinai.