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French experts ruled out the possibility that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned that if negotiations with Israel fail, the Palestinians will return to the UN. Hamas again denied allegations that it was harboring Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Gaza. The Ibn Taymiyyah Media Center issued a statement denouncing recent arrests of Salafists in the West Bank by PA security forces.
The MSC in Jerusalem released a eulogy for three Salafi jihadists recently killed in the West Bank. A Palestinian Authority official said 20 Salafists have been arrested in the West Bank in recent days. A Hamas delegation headed by Khaled Meshal traveled to Malaysia.
Senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouk said Israel would regret a new operation against Hamas in Gaza. Palestinian Authority security forces reportedly detained two Hamas members in the West Bank. Due to economic constraints, Hamas said it has been forced to cancel and limit events for its 26th anniversary rallies in Gaza. A Hamas delegation recently visited the Iranian embassy in Beirut.
Thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral of the three Salafi jihadists killed by the IDF near Hebron. A Palestinian Authority official said 22 Salafi jihadists have been arrested in the West Bank in recent weeks. A senior Hamas official slammed the Palestinian Authority for the ongoing energy crisis in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas' al Qassam Brigades announced the death of Mohammed Ibrahim Al Bahloul "during a mission." A Palestinian terrorist who killed an IDF soldier in September had sent a coded message about the plot via Palestinian Authority TV months prior. Hamas condemned today's bombings in Beirut near the Iranian embassy. Gunmen fired on a car belonging to a Fatah official near Ramallah.
The Palestinian Authority is reportedly providing grants and monthly stipends to Palestinian terrorists released from Israeli prisons. Fatah and Hamas supporters clashed at a Palestinian university in the West Bank. A Hamas official claimed that the group possessed rockets that could travel 100 km.
Hamas allowed media organizations to film inside its terror tunnels in the Gaza Strip. Fatah's al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades recently held a military parade in the West Bank. Hamas accused Egyptian officials of being reluctant to relieve Palestinian suffering in Gaza. An explosion at a "military site" in Gaza injured five people.
Hamas held another military demonstration in Gaza to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Operation Pillar of Defense. During the rally, Hamas showcased its locally produced M75 rocket. A member of Hamas' al Qassam Brigades died during an operation in Gaza. The lead Palestinian negotiators confirmed their resignation, while the PLO said negotiations with Israel would continue.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the PA has evidence of Hamas involvement in the Sinai's ongoing security situation. With regard to peace talks with Israel, Abbas announced that his negotiating team had resigned. An NGO accused Hamas of arresting and torturing Palestinians on political grounds in recent weeks. Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad conducted military parades in the Gaza Strip to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Operation Pillar of Defense.
Palestinian security forces entered Israeli territory to conduct operations against those involved in "organized crime." Hamas accused PA security forces of arresting a number of its members in the West Bank. The Palestinian delegation had its status raised by the government of Belgium. Hamas held a demonstration in Gaza to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Operation Pillar of Defense.
Hamas announced the death of a Qassam Brigades fighter who died after an accident in a tunnel used for military purposes. Hamas said that the government in Gaza is losing $230 million a month as a result of the closure of smuggling tunnels. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with US envoy to the peace process, Martin Indyk, to discuss current negotiations with Israel.
Hamas is reportedly planning a response to upcoming protests in early November in Gaza. Hamas leader Saleh Aruri, known to operate in Turkey, said Hamas will not give up on "the resistance" and will work to develop it. Commenting on reports that PA forces detained members of a Hamas cell preparing drone attacks from the West Bank, a Palestinian security services spokesman said the Israeli media was trying to drive a wedge within Palestinian society.
A leader in the Popular Resistance Committees was reportedly targeted in Gaza as part of the group's ongoing internal divisions. Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators clashed in the West Bank. The Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza is closed until further notice. Hamas denounced Palestinian Authority forces for allegedly arresting Hamas members planning attacks against Israel.
Swiss and Russian experts reportedly ruled out the possibility that Yasser Arafat was killed by polonium. The Palestinian Authority cabinet condemned the recent killing of Palestinian terrorist Mohammed Asi by Israel in the West Bank. Iran is said to have canceled the planned visit of Hamas' Khaled Meshal to Tehran.
Turkey announced plans to provide the Hamas-run Gaza Strip $850,000 to deal with energy needs. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he is prepared to meet with Israel's prime minister at any time to push forward the peace process. Thousands attended the funeral of Palestinian terrorist Mohammed Asi in the West Bank. Hamas' Saleh Arouri, based in Turkey, said "resistance in all its forms is the only option to liberate" Palestine.
A Palestinian Authority minister recently praised Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin as a good role model for children. Hamas admitted that its operatives had dug a newly discovered terrorist tunnel into Israel. Qatar will reportedly provide the Palestinian Authority with $150 million to aid its fiscal problems.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh denied that Hamas was meddling in the affairs of any Arab states, in particular Egypt and Syria. In addition, Haniyeh called on Palestinians to wage a "popular uprising" in the West Bank. Two years after completing an exchange deal with Israel for Gilad Shalit, Hamas warned that it is prepared to abduct more Israelis.
A leaked EU document said $2.7 billion in EU funds to the Palestinian Authority between 2008 and 2012 have been lost due to corruption and mismanagement. PA President Mahmoud Abbas has alleged that the PA's going economic problems are Israel's fault. Security forces have arrested nearly 100 people in various operations in the Jenin area.
Seven members of Hamas' police force in Gaza were injured following an explosion during training. A jihadist media unit recently released posters for five Palestinians and an Israeli Arab killed fighting in Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian troops were deployed to the Jenin area, which has seen increased unrest in recent weeks.
Hamas announced the death of Qassam Brigades member Abed Al Kareem Fayyad. In recent days, Palestinian terrorists fired five rockets and mortars toward Israel, three of which exploded prematurely. Grenada and Haiti recently announced their recognition of the State of Palestine. The Popular Resistance Committees held a military parade in Gaza and said it remains committed to "resistance" against Israel.