Israel: No Gaza Truce Deal, Calm Will Be Met with Calm

(Ynet News) Ron Ben-Yishai - Israel has not reached a ceasefire agreement with Islamic Jihad and will continue its policy that "calm will be answered with calm," a senior Israeli security official said Thursday. Islamic Jihad sustained casualties in the Israeli military response to its rocket fire from Gaza, despite the group's claims to the contrary. Since Thursday afternoon, it is rogue organizations such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Gaza-based Salafist groups who have been firing rockets. The Egyptians negotiated with Islamic Jihad to end hostilities. The Egyptians are finding it difficult to hold direct talks with Hamas so soon after declaring it a terror organization.

2014-03-14 00:00:00

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