October 30th, 2011
05:58 AM ET

Islamic Jihad announces Gaza cease-fire

Palestinian Islamic Jihad announced an immediate cease-fire with Israel on Sunday following a sharp rise in violence in the past several days.

Islamic Jihad "will cooperate with the cease-fire, but maintains our right to resist the aggression," a spokesman for the military wing of the group told CNN, adding that calm "will depend upon the behavior of the occupation," a reference to Israel.

The deal was brokered by Egypt, said Abu Ahmed, as the Islamic Jihad representative refers to himself.

Israel did not immediately confirm there had been a deal, which Islamic Jihad announced hours after the Israeli Air Force struck several sites that it suspected were "terror centers" Sunday.

The air force said the Sunday attacks targeted three suspected rocket launching sites and one "terror tunnel" in northern Gaza; and two "terror activity" sites in southern Gaza, as the wave of back-and-forth attacks between the Israeli military and Palestinian militants continued.

No one was hurt in the attacks, security forces in Gaza said.

On Saturday, at least 10 people were killed in Gaza and southern Israel.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    The Islamists always announce a cease fire when they run out of weapons.

    October 30, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Abe Bird

      They have enough weapons. But it is their local tactics in order to ease the Israeli efforts to catch them. After some time, hours or days, they resume their terror at the proper time, as they might consider. In short, you shouldn't take Muslims' words for granted.

      October 30, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jason

    I guess Islamic Jihad hoping to kidnapper more Israel soldier instead Israel iron Dome up task only smell tech problem solve ruin plans. I say Saudi Arabia offer to pay 1,000,000 dollars to anyone kidnap Israel soldier pay price Israel for damage cause.

    October 30, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat2u

    Iran must be getting slow on their deliveries to the palestinians. They ran out of rockets way to soon this time.

    October 30, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Abe Bird

    As I heard in the radio they have already shot 3 missiles into Ashkelon, Israel in the evening of the same day (Sunday 10.30.2011). You can't and shouldn't trust Arabs.

    October 30, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT (kcmo)...

    whos this jihad guy? and how come he's in charge?

    October 30, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat2u

    His first name is Islamic and he likes to run around hollering allahu al ahkbar.

    October 30, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Uncle Ray

    Sounds like real nice folks.

    October 30, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT (kcmo)...,,

    that's MR.islamic jihad to you!!!

    October 30, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    The stranglehold of the Zionist regime in Tel Aviv on Gaza thru its blockade is like that of an Anaconda. Palestinians are lucky if enough food & medicines reach them. The weapons they have are mostly home made unguided rockets.
    Though IDF has added a new weapon in their array to kill Palestinians- armed drones. As if attack helicopters, missiles, tanks & bull dozers are not enough to deter stone throwing kids & these 'terrifying rockets' Palestinians are using to destroy Israel.
    Some brave Americans & Jews world over have been trying to get much needed supplies to Gaza by sea. Hope they succeed despite Israel's ploys to thwart these efforts.

    October 30, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Sure we should not trust those islamists or whatever. get a dose of this;

    " America is a thing which can be moved in any direction". " I deceived Clinton on the Peace process" benjamin netanyahu in a video which surfaced in 2009 getting our State Deptt in a royal flux.
    " 9/11 has been very good for Israel". " We are benefitting from attacks on Twin Towers & Pentagon and America struggling in Iraq". Benjamin Netanyahu in a speech to Bar Ilan University in April, 2008.

    October 30, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • alex

      America was created by England and France,don't ask your self why?! it's jest bisiness for them.for me it only peine about peace,why, because i grow up on comunist country and i am still living that on europe.

      November 1, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Folks, read " Dangerous Liaisons" by Andrew & Leslie Cocburn & get the shock of learning how Israel stole US military secrets. New York Times expose of how Israelis are selling US weaponry tech to enemies of US, March 1992.
    Sure we should not trust these islamists or whatever. lol

    Wake up Americans.

    October 30, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • alex

      it's stil the seime today in europe
      only oil and gold they..............

      November 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Uncle Ray

    Cocburn is what you get from hangin out with Phillip.

    October 31, 2011 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. Yup

    Another B/S statement from the terror state, They will launch more rockets and isreal will fight back.....this action will never stop

    November 23, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |