Al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades

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Al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades
ألوية الناصر صلاح الدين
Leader(s)Amer Qarmut (until 2008)
Imad Hammad (until 2011)[1]
Abu Sayyaf (since 2015)[2]
Dates of operation2000 (2000)–present
Motivesside with iran in the Iran–Saudi Arabia proxy conflict
Active region(s)Gaza Strip
IdeologyPalestinian Nationalism, Islamic Fundamentalism
Notable attacksKidnapping of Ghazi al-Jabali
Murder of Hatuel family
Murder of Moussa Arafat
Kidnapping and murder of Eliyahu Asheri
2011 southern Israel cross-border attacks (accused by Israel)
Means of revenueIran
FlagFlag of the Al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades.svg

The al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades (Arabic: ألوية الناصر صلاح الدين‎) is the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, a set of various Palestinian militant organizations that operate in the Gaza Strip.

History[edit]

These brigades participated in Operation Dispersive Illusion (Arabic: الوهم المتبدد‎), which resulted in the capture of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. The group is also known for blowing up a Merkava tank,[citation needed] the main battle tank of the Israel Defense Forces.

The brigades fought during the Gaza War from December 2008 to January 2009.

Imad Hammad, the leader of the Al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades, was killed in an IDF strike in Rafah town on 18 August 2011.[1]

The group also took part in the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict,[3] and the death of one of its members in an Israeli raid was one of the reasons for the outbreak of Gaza–Israel clashes in November 2018.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://af.reuters.com/article/egyptNews/idAFL5E7JI3QY20110818
  2. ^ http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=3&x_outlet=12&x_article=3871
  3. ^ "Qassam brigades claim rocket, mortar fire at southern Israel", Ma'an News Agency, Monday 21 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Israel-Gaza violence erupts after covert op killings". BBC.com. 12 November 2018.