Gaza defeat makes Israel desperate for ceasefire

Gaza defeat makes Israel desperate for ceasefire
Thu Aug 14, 2014 23:53:39

Palestinian resistance movement Islamic Jihad has pointed to the Israeli regime’s desperation to renew the temporary ceasefire in Gaza, saying it reflects the failure of Tel Aviv to achieve its objectives in the brutal onslaught it waged on the besieged enclave.

A spokesman of the Palestinian faction said Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip caused all Palestinians and resistance fighters from different groups to unite against the Tel Aviv regime.

He also referred to a video released earlier by Hamas that shows more rockets being produced in workshops, saying the video caused fear among Israelis and shows the Palestinians’ military capabilities.

He also expressed his support for the Palestinian delegation negotiating a long-term ceasefire with Israel.

On Wednesday, Israel and the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas agreed to extend a temporary truce in Gaza for five more days as Israeli and Palestinian negotiators continued talks to reach a long-term deal in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

On Thursday, Khalil al-Haya, a senior member of the Hamas delegation at the talks said any deal with the Israel regime must include Palestinian's demand to end the blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Israel launched the latest war against the blockaded Gaza Strip on July 8. Nearly 1,962 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have so far lost their lives and at least 10,100 have been injured in the Israeli war.

The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, had to launch retaliatory attacks against Israel during Tel Aviv's Gaza war.

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