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Islamic Jihad: Truce to be signed after 5-day ceasefire

Aug. 15, 2014 9:38 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 16, 2014 4:11 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A truce agreement will be signed with Israel once the five-day ceasefire ends, an Islamic Jihad spokesman said Friday.

Yousef al-Hasayneh told Ma'an that the Palestinian side agreed to a five-day truce to give Egypt more time to remove some "technical issues" hindering a final agreement.

"We expect a complete truce agreement to be signed right as the five-day ceasefire ends," al-Hasayneh said. "The delegation has made much progress in ending the siege and the offensive on Palestinians."

The agreement will end Israel's military offensive, ease the siege, expand the fishing zone and increase imports into Gaza, especially construction materials, the Jihad official said.

Construction of an airport and seaport will be discussed a month after signing the agreement.

"Egypt is the sponsor for the agreement, but there is a more important sponsor, which is the resistance," al-Hasayneh said.

"We, as the Islamic Jihad, are not interested in American sponsorship because we do not trust the United States, the partner of Israel, who supplies them with arms and money."

He stressed that any Islamic Jihad would respond to any Israeli attack.

A day earlier, deputy secretary-general of Islamic Jihad, Ziad al-Nakhaala, said "great progress" had been made in the talks and an agreement would be announced soon.

More than 1,950 Palestinians -- the vast majority civilians -- have been killed in the five-week Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, which the UN said destroyed or severely damaged the homes of more than 100,000 Gazans.
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