Palestinian Islamic Jihad meets with Hizballah head to ‘strengthen the rebellion against the Zionist enemy’

Palestinian jihadists are regrouping to plan more jihad attacks on Israelis, while America aids their cause, assisting in the undermining of the Israeli government and exacerbating tensions.

To illustrate just how menacing this meeting between Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hizballah really was: recently, PIJ called for a third intifada, while Hassan Nasrallah’s reputation precedes him as leader of the Palestinian “resistance.” He was ranked in 2021 as the world’s “most dangerous extremist.” Nasrallah has said:

“Jerusalem and Palestine, from the sea to the river, belong to the Palestinian people, the Arabs and the Muslims, and no one has the authority to concede a grain of earth, wall or stone from the holy land.”

Meanwhile, Hamas fired a rocket into Israel last week, and as i24 reports, Hamas “appears to be preparing for a wave of violence during the month of Ramadan.” The group has advised jihadis to “keep a low profile” as a strategy to “strengthen the resistance” in Gaza.

The recent fatwa against Hamas amounted to little more than sectarianism in Islam. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates have all banned the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Hamas is an offshoot. But in January, Iran International reported that “Iran paid a total of $70 million to the Palestinian group to help it develop missiles and defense systems.” This is far more telling and meaningful than a mere fatwa. Judging Islamic groups by Western standards sometimes leads Western analysts to underestimate the danger they pose. Reports have also indicated Hamas’ “eagerness” to deepen its connections with Hizballah, and of course, with Iran as well.

“Palestinian Islamic Jihad leaders meet with Hezbollah leader Nasrallah,” Jerusalem Post, March 18, 2023:

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.

Escalating tensions in the West Bank
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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