Gaza City, 5 Rabi’ul Awwal 1436/27 December 2014 (MINA) – All Palestinian factions hold Israel responsible for the latest escalation in Gaza and regard it as a violation of the Egypt-brokered ceasefire agreement.
The groups met on Thursday to discuss the latest Israeli aggression against the enclave, which led to the killing of Tayseer Al-Semari, a member of the military wing of Hamas.
Speaking on behalf of all factions, Shaikh Khaled Al-Batsh, a senior official of Islamic Jihad, said that they reject the notion that Palestinian blood is a price to be paid by electioneering Israeli politicians, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting, Saturday.
“We will not stand idle in front of this repeated escalation so that Netanyahu can be re-elected,” he stressed.
Al-Batsh called on Egypt to resume talks with Israel and put pressure on the Israeli government to stop its latest aggression.
He also urged the international community to assume its responsibilities and stop Israel’s repeated attacks on the Gaza Strip in particular and the Palestinian people in general.
The blockade should be lifted, the crossings opened and reconstruction materials allowed in, he insisted.
The Islamic Jihad official added that the Palestinian unity government must also assume its responsibility for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip. (T/P002/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)