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Palestinian Islamic Jihad Leaders Meet with Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah

HEZBOLLAH LEADER Hassan Nasrallah delivers a video address at a ceremony in Beirut’s southern suburbs in January to mark the second anniversary of the killing of senior Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in a US attack (photo credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS)
HEZBOLLAH LEADER Hassan Nasrallah delivers a video address at a ceremony in Beirut’s southern suburbs in January to mark the second anniversary of the killing of senior Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in a US attack (photo credit: AZIZ TAHER/REUTERS)

A delegation from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad met with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Saturday, the Islamic Jihad said in a statement to Palestinian media.

“During the meeting, they discussed the situation in the area and the challenges in the face of the Palestinian rebellion,” said the statement. “The two emphasized the continuation of consultation and coordination between them in a way that strengthens the rebellion against the Zionist enemy.”

The statement added that the two organizations “expressed their appreciation for the bravery of the Palestinian people and the brave fighters who clash bravely” with the IDF “especially in Jerusalem and the West Bank.”

The meeting comes amid an escalation of terror attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank over the last couple of months and near-weekly IDF raids in West Bank towns like Jenin.

Last week, three Israelis were injured in a shooting terror attack. Two were severely injured and remain in the hospital. A few days later, the IDF carried out a raid in Jenin where four Palestinians were killed including a Hamas commader and a Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander.

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