Khalid Al Batsh, one of the political leaders of the Islamic Jihad denied recent news which stated that the movement achieved a truce agreement with Israel via Egyptian mediation, and added that such truce could be considered if Israel stops its aggression.!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –>Al Batsh added that initial discussions regarding this issue were conducted with Egypt, and added that his movement will not agree to any truce before the internal tension among some Palestinian factions is resolved.



He also warned that Israel is planning to further escalate the situation after the Arab Summit which will be held on Syria by the end of March.

Al Batsh explained that delegates of the Islamic Jihad met several days ago with Egyptian officials in Al Areesh, in Egypt, and held talks on truce efforts, and added that the movement's position is that truce should be bilateral and coherent with lifting the siege, opening the crossings and a comprehensive reconciliation among the Palestinians.