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Palestinian Islamic Jihad rejects Egypt’s proposal for a temporary ceasefire with Israel

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Security forces at a home in Sderot that sustained a direct hit from a rocket, August 6, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Security forces at a home in Sderot that sustained a direct hit from a rocket, August 6, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group rejects an Egyptian proposal for a temporary ceasefire with Israel, the Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Mayadeen TV reports.

“Now is the time to respond to the crimes of the occupation,” a PIJ source tells Al-Mayadeen.

The response came after Egyptian negotiators proposed a pause in hostilities to create an opportunity for a longer-lasting ceasefire to be negotiated.

The response from the Iran-backed terror group comes as Operation Breaking Dawn nears its 24-hour mark.

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