Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel
JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria.
Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar television station, in the letter, Deif urged Nasrallah to join forces with Hamas against Israel. “All the resistance forces must unite against the Zionist enemy and its allies,” Deif wrote. “Israel is the true enemy of the Muslim nation and all the weapons should be pointed at it.”
Last month, Hamas released a video claiming to show Deif alive. Hamas maintains that Deif survived an Aug. 19, 2014 assassination attempt during Operation Protective Edge, in which his wife and child were killed. An analysis of the operation suggested that Deif could conceivably have escaped the attack.