Efforts underway for Egypt-brokered full ceasefire between Israel and Islamic Jihad - Maccabee Task Force

Israel said to have accepted earlier Cairo offer of humanitarian lull in hostilities, but terror group refused; minister: ‘If they fire, we’ll respond, but we aren’t seeking war.’

Efforts are underway to reach a full ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group, a regional official told The Times of Israel on Sunday, as fighting in the Gaza Strip raged for a third day.

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that his government was engaged in active efforts to calm the fighting in the Gaza Strip.

Egypt has played a central role in mediating between Israel and Gaza-based terrorists in recent rounds of violence.