BEIRUT — Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah met with a Hamas delegation led by the group's political bureau No. 2, Saleh al-Arouri, Hezbollah's press office reported Sunday.
The date of the meeting was not specified in the statement.
The statement about this meeting comes after Hezbollah on Saturday reported another meeting between Nasrallah and a delegation from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, chaired by its leader Ziad al-Nakhala. During the Saturday meeting, the two men agreed to "continue the dialogue and cooperation" between their groups.
These meetings come days after a rare bombing in Israel, in which Israel believes Hezbollah may have been involved. Hezbollah has maintained total silence on the incident, since it was reported by Israel on Wednesday.
During their meeting, Nasrallah and the Hamas delegation discussed "the latest developments in occupied Palestine, especially the resistance in the West Bank and Jerusalem," where a new spiral of violence has characterized the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the inauguration in late December of one of the most right-wing governments in the history of Israel.
Since the beginning of the year, the conflict has claimed the lives of 85 Palestinians (including members of armed groups and civilians, including minors), 13 Israelis (12 civilians, including three minors, and a policeman), as well as a Ukrainian woman, according to an AFP count based on Israeli and Palestinian official sources.
At their meeting, the Hezbollah leader and the Hamas representative also discussed "political developments in the region and the responsibilities entrusted to the resistance [to Israel]."
Arouri, who helped establish the military wing of Hamas in the occupied West Bank, was detained several times by Israel before being deported to Syria in 2010. He is currently based in Beirut. Arouri was last received by Nasrallah in August.