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)
|Dates of operation||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.
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, 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.