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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.
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.