Gaza groups reportedly will not renew ceasefire with Israel

According to Israel Radio, Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip said on Thursday that Palestinian organizations do not intend to renew the ceasefire with Israel, which expires December 19. A Hamas representative in Gaza reportedly told the newspaper Al-Hayam, that the reality on the ground does not encourage organizations to extend the ceasefire but that a decision would be made after discussions on the matter. An Islamic Jihad representative said that his organization could not extend the ceasefire in light of the blockade on Gaza and Israel's aggressiveness, according to the report. He added that Israel mainly benefits from the ceasefire.