"Killing Hamas senior leaders will further complicate the situation," Palestinian Authority President Mahoud Abbas said Tuesday. "We are opposed to targeted killings. Hamas are our brothers and part of the Palestinian people," Abbas said in a interview on Bahraini TV. Abbas went on to say that Israel would likely announce a suspension of peace negotiations if the situation continues to escalate, but he stressed that the Palestinian leadership would not take such measures. In addition, the PA president claimed that negotiations on Jerusalem had already begun.