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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.
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.