JERUSALEM — The Islamic Jihad militant group in the Gaza Strip announced a unilateral cease-fire Monday evening to end two days of heavy fighting with Israel.
In a short statement, the Iranian-backed group said it had completed its “retaliation” for Israel’s killing of three members. But it said it would respond to any further Israeli “aggression.”
There was no immediate Israeli comment.
Earlier Monday, the Islamic jihad militants had resumed their intense bombardment of southern Israel, with some rockets slipping through Israel’s Iron Dome defense system and one landing in the yard of a kindergarten.