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Islamic Jihad Leader Offers Israel Terms For Ceasefire in Gaza

Tensions in the Gaza Strip escalated on 31 October when a rocket was launched at Israeli territory from the enclave. Since then, airstrikes have been continuously exchanged between the Israeli defence forces and Islamic Jihad militants.

Islamic Jihad leader Zeyad al-Nakhala has presented the group’s terms for an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire with Israel in the Gaza Strip in an interview with Al-Mayadeen TV, Reuters reported. 

If the conditions are not met, the cross-border rocket exchange would continue indefinitely, al-Nakhala said.

Earlier in the day, the Israeli military reported hundreds of rockets launched from Gaza at Israeli territory, with ”one rocket every seven minutes”.

The IDF also reported that senior Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Ata was killed during a series of airstrikes targeting the positions of the Palestinian militant group.