The Islamic Jihad welcomed the Gaza ceasefire with Israel, saying that it was "a victory for the blood of the shahids, the Palestinian people and the resistance."
Spokesman Daoud Shehab said Tuesday that his organization will respect the Egypt-brokered ceasefire if "Israel ends its aggression."
"We accept a ceasefire if Israel agrees to implement it by ending its attacks and assassinations," he said.
However, Islamic Jihad’s military wing Spokesman Abu Ahmed declared Monday that should Israel not halt its airstrikes, his group will expand its rocket range and target additional Israeli cities previously spared attacks.
"The ball is in Israel's court," he said, adding that a truce would require the Jewish state to halt its aggression and pledge to refrain from assassinations against Jihad operatives.
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