Hamas terror leader sends condolence letter on Israeli airstrike to Hezbollah

The Hamas flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) Hamas terrorist leader Mohammed Deif reportedly sent a letter to Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah expressing his condolences for the deaths of six Hezbollah terrorists in an Israeli airstrike.

“All of the forces of resistance must band together and unite against the Zionist enemy and its accomplices,” Deif wrote.

What is being described in reports as an Israeli Air Force helicopter strike on Jan. 18 in the Quneitra region of Syria, near the border with Israel in the Golan Heights, killed six Hezbollah members—including Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of late Hezbollah military commander Imad Mughniyeh—as well as several members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, including General Mohammad Ali Allah-Dadi.

Deif, who heads Hamas’s Izz ad-din al-Qassam Brigades, is currently in hiding and has been the target of several Israeli assassination attempts, including one during last summer’s Operation Protective Edge that killed several members of his family. 

Meanwhile, Hezbollah’s Al Manar satellite TV station also reported that Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh sent a letter of support to the Lebanese terror group, expressing his “deepest condolences” to “the families of martyrs.”

While Hamas is a Sunni Muslim terror group and offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hezbollah is a Shi’a Muslim terror group, both organizations have long shared the common goal of destroying Israel. Both groups are also closely tied with Iran, but Hamas has had a falling-out with Iran in recent years over the Syrian civil war.

Posted on January 22, 2015 .