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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.

'We stop Iranian arms smuggling often,' says Israeli security source

Israeli navy intercepts Iranian weapons shipment headed for Gaza

Today's operation marks at least the fourth time since 2002 that Israel has publicly announced that its forces had intercepted a sea-based Iranian weapons smuggling attempt.

IDF targets Gaza rocket squad, at least 2 killed

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.

Gaza violence 'slowly escalating'

Terrorism Finance in Turkey: A Growing Concern

Feature: Gaza smugglers rebuild smuggling tunnels after destruction by Egypt

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.

Israel targets Gaza terror operative linked to Sinai-based Ansar Jerusalem

Amid truce with Israel, Hamas struggles to rein in rockets

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.

Hamas removes its rocket-prevention squads from Israel-Gaza border

Abbas proposes three-year Israeli pullout from West Bank

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.

Saudi MSC in Jerusalem fighter fought in Libya, sought to join 'mujahideen' in Somalia

Saudi national Adi Saleh Abdullah al Fudhayli al Hadhli, who died in June 2012 in an attack against Israel, had originally sought to join the "mujahideen" in Somalia. In 2011, he traveled to Libya to fight in the Libyan civil war.

US designates Deputy Secretary-General of Palestinian Islamic Jihad

In its designation, the State Department noted that Iran is a key backer of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In addition, the State Department noted the increase in cooperation between PIJ and Hamas.

Israel busts 'global jihad' terror cell planning attacks, including against US Embassy

The three operatives were reportedly recruited by a Gaza-based terrorists who claimed to work for al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri. News of the recent arrests comes about two months after Israel security forces killed three Salafi jihadists near Hebron.