Hamas, Islamic Jihad agree to ceasefire, give Israeli troops one week to fully withdraw

The joint statement of the Palestinian resistance in Gaza declared “We the Palestinian resistant factions, announce a ceasefire from our side in Gaza Strip. We confirm our stance and our demand for Israeli troops to withdraw from Gaza in a week, that Israel opens the borders, and crossing points for humanitarian aid convoys.”

 

The resistance groups further stated their readiness to ensure that Israel agrees to a plan introduced by the Arab leaders in Egypt, Turkey, Syria and Qatar to have Israel lift its 18-month long siege of the Gaza Strip, and reopen Gaza’s borders for commerce. Israeli officials have shown no willingness to agree to the plan. read more

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