According to the Israeli Army, the operation in Gaza will last a week.

Israeli military says it is not engaged in ceasefire negotiations with Islamic Jihad militants . Spokesman says military is preparing for an aircraft assault to last a week .

Jerusalem: The Israeli military announced on Saturday that there have been no talks with Islamic Jihad militants on a cease-fire and that it is prepared for an aircraft assault in Gaza to last a week.According to an army spokesperson who talked to AFP and confirmed allegations in Israeli media, the military is preparing for the operation to take place last week and is not currently engaged in ceasefire negotiations.