In a development that portends a return to square one, Israel announced the freezing of armistice negotiations in the Gaza Strip, at a time when confrontations between the occupation forces and the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip were renewed. Today (Friday), official Israeli media revealed that Tel Aviv had informed Cairo that it had stopped the ceasefire talks with the Palestinians.
While Israel attributed the freezing of the truce talks to the announcement by the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement, to launch missile strikes, which it described as concentrated, towards Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the cities of Israel, Egypt held Israel responsible for this escalation, as it did not abide by the agreement reached at dawn today. And it warned that it was considering reducing its participation in mediation talks with Israel.
Egypt disclosed that it had persuaded Islamic Jihad to stop firing missiles temporarily, but Tel Aviv violated the agreement and continued its military operations, and contacts are still ongoing, but Egypt is currently fully evaluating the situation before taking new steps.
The Israeli occupation army launched raids on several Jihad sites in Gaza and Rafah, which led to the assassination of the leader of the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the movement, Ahmed Abu Daqqa. To which the Islamic Jihad movement responded by launching new missiles, which prompted Egypt to announce that the mediation had not yielded results so far, warning of the consequences of continued escalation.