Islamic Jihad rejects reports of a truce

Israel National News reports: “The Islamic Jihad terrorist organization on Sunday denied reports that it reached an ‘understanding’ with Israel following the escalation in clashes last week, according to which IDF soldiers could operate on the Gazan side of the security border.

Gazan terrorists repeatedly fired mortars at IDF soldiers last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and fired a rocket on Saturday in numerous breaches of the ceasefire that ended 2014 Operation Protective Edge.

The terrorists evidently opened fire because the troops were unearthing their terror tunnels meant to facilitate attacks into sovereign Israel. The IDF responded with tank fire and airstrikes.

But reports that an agreement ending the clashes was reached were ‘completely untrue’ according to Islamic Jihad leader Khalid al-Batsh, as reported by the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency.


He said ‘the Palestinian team has unequivocally rejected this request’ to let the IDF function in the buffer zone region just on the Gazan side of the security barrier, where it has acted to prevent terrorist incursions…”

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