Hamas, Islamic Jihad reject truce, pledge more attacks By Reuters GAZA - Palestinian Islamic militants rejected a cease-fire plan reached in talks between Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, officials said. Islamic Jihad spokesman Abdallah al-Shami said his group, which has been behind a spate of suicide bombings, would continue to attack Israel despite the forging of a deal aimed at ending a year of violence in which more than 700 people have died. Asked whether Islamic Jihad would continue suicide bombings, Shami said: "Resistance and Jihad [holy war] will continue and if the Israelis stop killing our civilians, we will stop killing theirs. But if they reject them, martyrdom [suicide] operations will go on." A leader of the militant Islamic Hamas group, Ismail Abu Shanab, said Hamas was "committed to resisting the occupation until it is removed". Hamas and Islamic Jihad oppose interim Israeli-Palestinian peace deals signed since 1993. They have been behind a suicide bombing campaign that has gained momentum since a Palestinian revolt against Israeli occupation erupted last September after peace negotiations deadlocked.