BEIRUT — Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah met with a delegation of Islamic Jihad led by its chief Ziad al-Nakhala. The two men affirmed that they will "continue dialogue and cooperation" between their respective groups, Hezbollah's news website, al-Manar reported Saturday. The date and place of the meeting were not specified.
The exchanges between Nasrallah and Nakhala "focused on the situation in the region and the challenges facing the Palestinian Resistance," al-Manar reported. The Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad leaders exchanged assurances "to continue the dialogue and cooperation" between their two parties "in what strengthens the coalition and the confrontation of the Israeli enemy."
The two leaders also "expressed their thoughts for the heroes of the Palestinian people and the brave fighters, who are facing with strength and bravery the settler gangs and the criminal army on the land of Palestine, especially in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank," the text added.
This information comes a few days after a bombing in Israel, which the Israeli Army claimed involved Hezbollah. Hezbollah has remained silent about the incident since was reported Wednesday.
Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah are both supported by Tehran.
Nasrallah, spoke with the head of Islamic Jihad last August, after an Israeli raid targeting the Palestinian organization.