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]
Dates of operation 2000 (2000)–present
Active region(s) Gaza Strip
Ideology Palestinian Nationalism, Islamic Fundamentalism
Notable attacks Kidnapping 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)

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 which operate in the Gaza Strip.

Flag of the Al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades.

These brigades participated in the 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 the 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]