The Times of Israel said on Wednesday that the chief of Lebanon’s Hezbollah met with prominent figures from Islamic Jihad and Hamas, two Palestinian terrorist organizations. The Israeli publication shared a picture of Islamic Jihad leader Ziad al-Nakhala alongside Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri and Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on social media X. “Among other topics, discussions regarding the appropriate measures that Resistance Axis members must take to reach a definite victory in Gaza and Palestine took place,” the screenshot of the tweet that was published in the daily stated.
The “Axis of Resistance”, according to the New York Times report is term used for a regional network of militias in the alliance of Iran, Palestinian militant groups, Syria, Lebanon’s Hezbollah and other factions.
Earlier, a terrorist cell attempting to fire anti-tank missiles from Lebanon toward Israeli territory in the area of Har Dov was struck by the Israeli military, the Israel Defense Forces said on Wednesday according to TPS, Israel’s independent news agency.
IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said on Wednesday that Iran directly aided Hamas ahead of the October 7 attack on southern Israel.
“Iran directly aided Hamas before the war, with training, supplying weapons, money, and technological know-how,” Hagari said in a press conference.
“Even now, Iranian aid to Hamas in the form of intelligence and online incitement against the State of Israel, continues,” the IDF spokesperson was quoted by Times of Israel.
Previously, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Hossein Amir-Abdollahian warned that fighting against Israel might open on “other fronts” if Israel continues its bombardment of Gaza.