The Al-Quds brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad and the Shuhada Al-Aqsa brigades, the armed wing of Fatah party of President Mahmoud Abbas, rejected Tuesday ceasfire with Israel, at what they term 'at the expense of the Palestinian people'.
In a joint press conference held by the two groups in Gaza, they claimed responsibility for an attack on an Israeli army post in the settlement of Dogeit, just north of the Gaza Strip.
"three fighters of our ranks clashed with the Israeli soldiers, manning the post, for almost one hour, in which the Israeli air forces shelled the area, killing the fighters", the statement reads.
Palestinain resistance groups in Gaza say that any truce deal with Israel should be mutual and comprehensive, including the West Bank as well, where Israel grips a military control.
The same stance has been also echoed by the ruling Hamas party in Gaza, which seized control of the region in June2007, amidst a power struggle with Fatah party of President Mahmoud Abbas, who demands Hamas to renounce sway over Gaza.
On Tuesday, Hamas sources said that the party will send on Thursday its final word on a possible ceasfire deal with Israel, under mediation of Egyptian officials.
In his latest visit to the region, where he met with Hamas officials, ex-U.S president Jimmy Carter, believed Hamas might accept a ceasefire in Gaza, with help of Egyptian players.