Following their fresh visit to Iran, leaders of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group, the 2nd largest awe crew in the Gaza Strip after Hamas, on Monday called for stepping up armed assaults towards Israel.
Leaders of PIJ’s political bureau held a chain of consultations over the last few days to chat concerning the latest tendencies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and the result of its leaders’ fresh visit to the Islamic Republic.
The consultations came days after a senior PIJ delegation headed by the group’s secretary accepted, Ziyad al-Nakhaleh, visited Tehran, where they held conferences with Iranian leaders on systems of escalating the fight towards Israel. Nakhaleh is essentially based mostly mostly in Lebanon, while totally different participants of the group dwell in the Gaza Strip and Syria. A Hamas delegation led by Ismail Haniyeh also held talks in Iran about systems of making improvements to Palestinian “resistance” groups in the West Bank.
After meeting with Nakhaleh, Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei wrote on Twitter: “Islamic Jihad and totally different Palestinian resistance actions possess chanced on the important thing key to combating the Zionist regime. The repeatedly growing authority of resistance groups in the West Bank is the important thing to bringing the Zionist enemy to its knees, and this surely ought to be persevered.”
In the past 18 months, PIJ has managed to build several armed cells and recruit dozens of gunmen in the northern West Bank, specifically in the areas of Jenin and Nablus, a Palestinian security source talked about.
“Islamic Jihad is the use of Iranian cash to purchase weapons and loyalty in the West Bank.”
Palestinian security source
Palestinian Islamic Jihad bought monetary enhance from Iran
The source talked about PIJ has became a dominant force in the northern West Bank, largely thanks to the monetary serve it receives from Iran.
“Islamic Jihad is the use of Iranian cash to purchase weapons and loyalty in the West Bank,” the source talked about. “The group is paying excessive salaries to its participants.”
Per the source, the Palestinian Authority has noticed that there may perhaps be elevated cooperation between PIJ gunmen and participants of al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the armed skim of the ruling Fatah faction headed by PA President Mahmoud Abbas.
The PA security forces wretchedness that rankings of Fatah gunmen belonging to the Aqsa Martyrs Brigades are for the time being on the payroll of Iran – by its Palestinian proxy PIJ, the source added.
“Iran is already here, in the West Bank,” a Palestinian respectable in Ramallah claimed. “The Iranians need their Palestinian brokers to lengthen their control from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank.”
On the tip of the consultations final Friday, the PIJ political bureau emphasized the need for reaching Palestinian cohesion in the fight towards Israel. It also wired the significance of “building alliances on the premise of resistance” towards Israel. The proposed alliances is considered as reference to the growing cooperation between PIJ and Fatah armed groups in the northern West Bank.
Furthermore, the bureau talked about that confronting Israeli armed forces incursions into Palestinian cities and villages in the West Bank must remain a high precedence for the armed groups there. The Palestinians, it persevered, will resort to all on hand systems, including the armed warfare, “till the liberation of Palestine.” The group’s political bureau all over again boasted that participants of PIJ’s armed skim, Al-Quds Brigades, were guilty for final week’s roadside bombs that wounded seven IDF troopers in Jenin and broken a vary of armored autos.