Hamas chief says working on ending aggression on Gaza
Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh says he is following up on efforts to put an end to the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.
The political leader of Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, said Sunday that he was closely following up on efforts to put an end to the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, which has been ongoing since Friday.
"We are extensively following up with all the parties to put an end to the aggression on our people in the [Gaza] Strip," Haniyeh said in a brief statement.
Palestinian sources told Al Mayadeen earlier today that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement is refusing any mediation efforts made by any parties until they take revenge for the aggression and the assassinations carried out by the Israeli occupation.
PIJ Spokesperson Tariq Salmi confirmed Sunday that the Resistance's missiles are only a small part of the price that the Israeli occupation will pay over its crimes and the assassination of commander Taiseer Al-Jaabari.
On the other hand, Al-Quds Brigades launched an operation in response to the Israeli occupation's aggression on the Gaza Strip, by launching salvoes of rockets toward the occupied Palestinian territories.
The Palestinian resistance told Al Mayadeen on Saturday that Egypt offered to mediate a ceasefire for a few hours between the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian Resistance. But the PIJ responded by saying now was the time to respond to the Israeli occupation's crimes.
"Egypt was told that the resistance's response would take an indefinite amount of time to be exacted," the sources added.
PIJ official Daoud Shehab had said there was no talk about a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.
"Our priority right now is resisting the occupation and responding to the aggression, terrorism, and violations committed against our people," he said. "Palestinian Islamic Jihad is ready for this battle to continue, and it will create a real state of attrition within the enemy's ranks."
Our correspondent reported that the death toll of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip has reached 31 martyrs and more than 220 wounded since Friday afternoon.