The Quds Net News Agency reported Wednesday that the newly elected Egyptian leadership is holding talks with different armed groups in Gaza to instate a truce and prevent further escalation with Israel.A senior Egyptian source told the Quds Net that Egypt contacted the Israeli side and informed the government of Benjamin Netanyahu that Egypt is completely against an Israeli military offensive against Gaza, and held Netanyahu personally responsible for further escalation.

The source added that Egypt also contacted armed resistance groups in Gaza demanding them to be committed to a truce with Israel in order to prevent Tel Aviv from dragging the entire region into war.

He further stated that “Egypt will not allow Israel to continue its offensive against Gaza”, and that the Egyptian leadership will hold talks with Arab and international leaders to discuss the ongoing Israeli violations, and to end Israeli military offensives.

On his part, Nafeth Azzam, a senior political leader of the Islamic Jihad, confirmed that Egypt is holding talks with the resistance in Gaza and with Israel in order to achieve a ceasefire.

The recent escalation led to several casualties in Gaza, including children.

On Monday, Palestinian medical sources reported that a young Palestinian man died of wounds suffered Sunday after the Israeli army bombarded Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip wounding ten Palestinians, three seriously.

The attack took place when the Israeli Air Force fired several missiles into Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Some of the wounded residents are in serious conditions; an infant is among the wounded.