Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement has agreed to a truce with Israel following three days of strikes on the Gaza strip by the regime. The Egypt-brokered truce took effect on Sunday at 23:30 local time (2030 GMT). Mohammad al-Hindi, a senior Islamic Jihad member said in a statement that the deal includes securing the release of two of the movement’s prisoners, Bassem al-Saadi and Khalil Awawdeh. The truce ended the latest bout of Israeli strikes on the besieged coastal enclave, which began on Friday. According to Palestinian Health Ministry, the Israeli strikes have killed 44 Palestinians, including 15 children, four women, and two senior Islamic Jihad commanders. 360 Palestinians have also been wounded. Palestinians held a funeral for commander Khaled Mansour in the southern city of Rafah.
The secretary general of Islamic Jihad movement lauds Palestinian people’s resistance against Israeli aggression, saying all resistance groups are a united front. Ziyad al-Nakhala said Palestinian resistance groups will remain steadfast and determined in their confrontation with the Zionist regime. He said resistance groups have been firing rockets at Israeli targets in retaliation for the regime’s acts of aggression. He noted that Palestinian people and the resistance front have secured achievements in their fight against the Israeli regime. The Islamic Jihad leader said the resistance front has set conditions for an Egyptian-brokered truce to enter into effect, including the release of two of its prisoners. Nakhala said the resistance front managed to force its conditions on Israel. He also thanked Iran for supporting the Palestinian nation. Nakhala made the comments in a presser held following announcement of a truce, which ended Israel’s latest bloody onslaught against the Gaza Strip.
The secretary general of Hezbollah movement says retaliatory attacks by the resistance front against Israel prevented the regime from carrying out more acts of aggression. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remark in a televised address, referring to a truce that took effect between Israel and Islamic Jihad movement in the Gaza Strip. Nasrallah said it was clear that the Zionist enemy was trying to stop the conflict, because it could not take more retaliatory rocket attacks from Gaza. He added that Israel’s conditions did not allow the regime to continue its military aggression against Gaza. Nasrallah also praised Palestinian people’s determination in their struggle against Israel. The Hezbollah leader said resistance groups are strong enough to impose their conditions on the Zionist enemy.