Rare meeting: Abbas’s Fatah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad discuss strengthening ties

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Leaders of the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the ruling Fatah faction held a rare meeting in the Gaza Strip on Monday evening during which they discussed ways of strengthening bilateral relations between the two sides.

The meeting was held one day after the leader of PIJ, Ziyad al-Nakhaleh, and his deputy, Mohammed al-Hindi, met in Beirut with Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror militia. 

A statement issued by Hezbollah said the talks focused on the ‘latest developments in Palestine, Lebanon, and the region,’ as well as ‘threats facing the axis of resistance during the current phase.’ 

It was not clear whether the meeting in Beirut was linked to the discussions between Fatah and PIJ officials in the Gaza Strip…”

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