The Gaza-based group demands the release of prisoners and claims this was agreed by Israel in the "cease fire" and calls on Egypt to clarify agreement. Israel disagrees
PIJ has expressed claims Israel is going back from terms of the truce agreement reached between the two sides following the three-day escalation in the Gaza Strip.
Tension escalated despite international efforts to calm the situation. Israel launched its sudden aggression on the Gaza Strip, killing Taysir al-Jaabari, commander of Al-Quds Brigades' Northern Brigade, by targeting his apartment. Subsequently, Al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, announced that its members were on red alert and that it would retaliate.