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Hamas called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to "unleash the resistance" in the West Bank. Abbas himself urged the US to continue its efforts to save ongoing peace talks with Israel. A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel landed within the Hamas-run territory.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The lead Palestinian negotiators said talks with Israel could continue past April if a framework agreement is put in place. Unidentified gunmen fired towards the office of Palestinian Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs Mahmoud al Habash. Hamas officials denied charges that they conspired with former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi.
Hamas is allowing Salafi jihadists in Gaza to conduct non-military activities in Gaza. According to a Salafi jihadist source, a reconciliation agreement with Hamas is not finalized, but "taking shape." Hamas has purportedly expressed interest in joining a unity government with Fatah to prepare for currently unscheduled elections.
Hamas accused Palestinian Authority security forces of continuing to arrest its supporters in the West Bank. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly rejected a security proposal offered by Secretary of State Kerry. As part of ongoing negotiations with Israel, another batch of Palestinian prisoners will be released by the end of the month.
Palestinians expressed concern that honor killings are on the rise. An EU audit found that the European body is paying thousands of civil servants in Gaza who are not actually working. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh spoke with Russia's foreign minister. Secretary of State Kerry will present to Palestinian and Israeli officials a framework agreement in the coming days.