Attempts to Demilitarize Gaza Will Trigger War in the Summer, Islamic Jihad Leader Says

Ziad al-Nakhalah says his group was hours from launching rockets at Tel Aviv before the cease-fire that ended the last round of hostilities came into effect

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Islamic Jihad leader Ziad al-Nakhalah has said that he believes attempts to demilitarize the Gaza Strip and disarm Palestinian factions will trigger a war in the coming summer. 

In an interview with Hezbollah-affiliated Lebanese television channel Al Mayadeen, Nakhalah claimed that hours before the last round of fighting ended on Monday, his group was set to launch rockets toward Tel Aviv. The cease-fire prevented the launch. 

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