HomeWorld NewsHezbollah chief meets Palestinian leaders amid tensions in West Bank

Gaza City:

Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary-general of the Lebanese group Hezbollah, held talks in Beirut on Saturday with leaders of Palestinian groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad to discuss Palestinian developments.

The meeting, attended by Saleh al-Arouri, deputy head of Hamas, and Ziad al-Nakhla, secretary general of Islamic Jihad, assessed the situation in the occupied West Bank and Israeli threats against the Palestinian resistance, Hamas said in a statement.

The discussion also touched on “all political, security and military developments, especially the importance of coordination between resistance movements in Palestine and Lebanon,” the statement said.

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened that Hamas leaders would pay “the full price” amid rising tensions in the occupied West Bank.

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His threat came a day after al-Aroori said that the Israeli government would “suffer a colossal defeat, which would lead to their withdrawal from the entire West Bank.”

In recent months, tensions have risen in the West Bank due to repeated Israeli raids on Palestinian cities.

According to the Ministry of Health, more than 200 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the beginning of this year. At least 35 Israelis have also been killed in Palestinian attacks during the same period, the highest number since 2005.

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