Jihad won't renew truce with Israel in new year

Islamic Jihad will not renew its truce with Israel when it expires at the end of the year, the leader of the Palestinian terror group said Saturday. "We do not see that the results we obtained from the truce may encourage us to renew it for a single day at the end of this year," Ramadan Shallah said in an interview with Hezbollah's Al-Manar Television. "Any discussion about a renewal of this truce needs a review of what we obtained from it. The Zionist enemy not only failed to abide by a halt to the aggression or release the (Palestinian) prisoners, but it has also stepped up the aggression with more assassinations and more arrests (of Islamic Jihad activists)," he said.