Israeli forces suppress sit-in protest in Al-Quds
Protestors were attacked and physically assaulted.
The Israeli occupation forces on Saturday evening suppressed a sit-in protest organized by people in occupied Al-Quds in the vicinities of Damascus Gate, denouncing the Israeli aggression on Gaza.
The Israeli occupation forces were deployed in large numbers in the Damascus Gate area, attacking protestors and physically assaulting them, in addition to arresting many young people.
Protestors in Al-Quds have called for a wide-scale protest in the area; the protests began on Friday in denouncement of the Israeli aggression on Gaza.
Sources in the Palestinian resistance told Al Mayadeen today, Saturday, that Egypt offered to mediate a ceasefire for a few hours between the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian resistance. But the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) responded by saying now was the time to respond to the Israeli occupation's crimes, sources in the Palestinian resistance told Al Mayadeen.
"Egypt was told that the resistance's response would take an indefinite amount of time to be exacted," the sources added. "Coordination between Hamas and the PIJ is on high in terms of managing the battlefield."
Earlier today, PIJ official Daoud Shehab 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."
Al-Quds Brigades, the PIJ's military wing, started responding on Friday to aggression waged by the Israeli occupation on the Gaza strip, which has so far martyred 15 Palestinians and injured dozens of others.