PRC: “Truce in Gaza could collapse in three weeks”

August 8, 2008 4:18 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, News Report, Truce 0

The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) stated on Thursday that the fragile truce between Israel and the Hamas ruling part y in Gaza could collapse in three weeks. The truce started on June 19, 2008, and witnessed repeated Israeli violations and invasions.

Abu Mojahid, media spokesperson of the PRC stated that the group and several resistance factions are annoyed by Israel’s lack of action towards reopening the Rafah Border Terminal, between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.

He also stated that Israel is not advancing towards a prisoner swap deal for the release of the captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, in exchange for releasing Palestinian detainees imprisoned by Israel.

 The statement of Abu Mojahid came when he addressed Hamas fighters undergoing training in the Gaza Strip.

He told the fighters that Israel has until the end of the tenth week of the ceasefire, which is nearly three weeks from today, and added that if Israel does not abide by all of its obligations, then fighters will retaliate. “Politicians will stop their talks, and fighters will start their acts”, he stated.

 Abu Mojahid stated that Palestinian resistance groups in the Gaza Strip had agreed to give the truce a 10-week chance as a triad period.

 The PRC is one of three groups that abducted the Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, after attacking a military base across the Gaza border in 2006. Two Israeli soldiers and two fighters were killed in the attack.

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