Leaders from Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad, armed groups in the Middle East, held a meeting to discuss strategies for what they describe as a victory over Israel. This assembly follows a period of heightened conflict involving exchanges of fire across the Israeli-Lebanese border and the deadly aftermath of an attack launched on Israel on October 7.
- Hezbollah’s Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, along with leaders from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, met to strategize over Israel.
- The groups reviewed regional and international reactions to recent conflicts, including the October 7 attack and subsequent casualties.
- Hezbollah reported additional fighter deaths, increasing their toll to 40 since conflict onset.
- Israeli jets struck Syrian army infrastructure in retaliation for rockets, resulting in Syrian military casualties.
In a significant development, the heads of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, together with commanders from Palestinian groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, have engaged in talks to coordinate their approach against Israel. The meeting, which took place on Wednesday, was reported by Hezbollah’s media and included discussions on the ongoing conflict and international responses.
The gathering comes amid an escalation in violence, marked by the October 7 incident where an attack by Hamas led to substantial loss of life on both sides, triggering a cycle of retaliation. Since then, near-daily skirmishes along the Israeli-Lebanese border have involved Hezbollah and Israeli forces.
Recently, Hezbollah has announced the loss of two more fighters, which has brought the count of their fallen to 40 since the hostilities with Israel intensified. The tensions have also seen wider regional impacts, with Israel’s military action extending to Syrian territories in response to rocket attacks. According to Syrian reports, these strikes have resulted in military casualties, adding to the overall toll of the conflict.
The Middle East remains on edge as these armed groups solidify their stance and the possibility of broader conflict looms, raising concerns among international observers for the stability of the region.