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PIJ official reportedly says Egypt will only begin mediating with Israel on Sunday

A Palestinian firefighter fights the blaze amid the destruction following an Israeli air strike on Gaza City, on August 5, 2022.(Mohammed ABED / AFP)
A Palestinian firefighter fights the blaze amid the destruction following an Israeli air strike on Gaza City, on August 5, 2022.(Mohammed ABED / AFP)

An unnamed Palestinian Islamic Jihad official tells Arabic media that Egypt has notified the group that it will only begin mediating with Israel to reach a ceasefire on Sunday.

This would mean that the fighting will continue for the next 48 hours, with Israel expecting Gaza terror groups to respond to its widespread airstrikes earlier today.

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