An anonymous diplomatic official appears to confirm that Israel is nearing a ceasefire agreement with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group.
“Quiet will be answered with quiet, and actions in the field will be the deciding factor,” the official says.
The official says the latest rocket barrage by the terror group appears to be an effort to make it seem as though the past two days of fighting were a success.
“The Islamic Jihad wants a ceasefire and therefore it is trying to create a false presentation of achievements. The Jihad’s demands prove that Israel’s operations were a success. The IDF killed 20 terrorists and significantly harmed the Jihad’s capabilities,” the official says.
— Judah Ari Gross