Sunday 14 July 2024

Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad chiefs meet in Lebanon for talks on closer coordination against Israel

Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad chief Ziyad Nakhalah have discussed increased cooperation between the two groups in the face of the Israeli regime and talked over the latest developments in the Middle East.

The two sides reviewed the challenges facing the Palestinian resistance during a meeting in a southern suburb of Beirut on Saturday and underlined the need for greater future cooperation between the two movements in a way that would further bolster the resistance front to counter Israeli plots, Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network reported.


Nasrallah and Nakhalah also praised the heroism of the Palestinian nation, and the bravery of resistance fighters “who have been courageously standing up against Israeli militia groups and military forces across the occupied  Palestinian territories, especially in al-Quds and the West Bank.”


Last week, the Hezbollah leader stressed the significance of all developments taking place throughout Palestinian lands.


“Special attention should now be paid to rendering assistance to Palestinian resistance fighters, who are trying to push the occupying Israeli regime into the abyss,” he said at the time.


Over the past months, Israel has ramped up attacks on Palestinian towns and cities throughout the occupied territories. As a result of these attacks, dozens of Palestinians have lost their lives and many others have been arrested.


Most of the raids have focused on Nablus and Jenin, where Israeli forces have been trying to stifle a growing Palestinian resistance in the occupied cities.


Local and international rights groups have condemned Israel’s excessive use of force and “shoot-to-kill policy” against Palestinians.

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