Islamic Jihad 'prepared to consider renewal of cease-fire with Israel'

The Islamic Jihad is willing to consider the renewal of a cease-fire with Israel if the Jewish state agreed to adhere to it, Israel Radio reported Saturday. A senior member of the group, Khaled al-Bajj, told Al-Arabiya that Israel expected the truce to be automatically renewed, adding that this was unacceptable. Bajj insisted that any such agreement would have to take into consideration the interests of the Palestinians.