Al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades
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|Al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades|
|ألوية الناصر صلاح الدين|
Emblem of the Al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades
|Leader(s)||Amer Qarmut (until 2008)|
Imad Hammad (until 2011)
Abu Sayyaf (since 2015)
|Dates of operation||2000–present|
|Motives||side with iran in the Iran–Saudi Arabia proxy conflict|
|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)
|Means of revenue||Iran|
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.
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, 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.
The group also took part in the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict, 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.
- "Qassam brigades claim rocket, mortar fire at southern Israel", Ma'an News Agency, Monday 21 July 2014.
- "Israel-Gaza violence erupts after covert op killings". BBC.com. 12 November 2018.