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Hamas held a graduation ceremony for youth military training programs. Palestinian officials apologized for the arms recently found in the Palestinian embassy in Prague. The Palestinian leadership has reportedly begun planning to join international organizations should ongoing peace talks with Israel falter. Twitter suspended accounts linked to Hamas.
Hamas' Interior Minister said Israel will exist for only another eight years. Hamas sources are reportedly concerned about perceived support of Salafi jihadists in Gaza and the West Bank. Palestinian Authority security forces arrested six Hamas members in the West Bank.
The Palestinian leadership reportedly prefers returning to the UN over extending peace talks with Israel. A secret Palestinian security document warns that a third intifada may soon begin. Hamas denied allegations that its members are carrying out hostile acts in Egypt. Fatah canceled plans to hold a massive celebration for its 49th anniversary. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said the group is not currently seeking a new war with Israel.
Palestinian officials denied the existence of a secret backchannel between Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu. Despite Russian officials saying Arafat died of natural causes, Palestinian officials said they would still pursue their probe into his death. Fatah called on Hamas to disengage from the Muslim Brotherhood, following the Brotherhood's terror designation in Egypt.
A rocket fired by Palestinian militants struck in southern Israel, and an Israeli police officer was stabbed near Ramallah. A senior Hamas official said that it is only a matter of time before the start of the third Intifada. Two people were injured by an explosion at a military site in Gaza.
Hamas' Ismail Haniyeh invited Mahmoud Abbas to a meeting to discuss the formation of a unity government. Abbas reportedly sent President Obama a personal letter noting his displeasure with the current status of negotiations with Israel. In response to recent Israeli raids in the West Bank, Palestinian Islamic Jihad warned that its fighters would not stand idly by.