Hundreds of Islamic Jihad operatives fighting in Hezbollah’s Radwan force — report

This handout picture provided by Hezbollah's media office on February 12, 2024, shows the Iran-backed Lebanese terror group's leader Hassan Nasrallah (R) meeting with Ziad Nakhaleh, head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, at an undisclosed location in Lebanon. (Hezbollah's Media Office/AFP)
This handout picture provided by Hezbollah's media office on February 12, 2024, shows the Iran-backed Lebanese terror group's leader Hassan Nasrallah (R) meeting with Ziad Nakhaleh, head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, at an undisclosed location in Lebanon. (Hezbollah's Media Office/AFP)

Since the start of skirmishes on the northern border, Israeli forces have identified hundreds of Palestinian Islamic Jihad operatives fighting in the ranks of Hezbollah’s elite Radwan force, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

According to the report, Palestinians in both Syria and Lebanon — most of them Islamic Jihad members — have been incorporated into Radwan as an “organic” unit. Similar to Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad is backed by Iran.

The broadcaster notes that unlike with its own fighters, Hezbollah has not announced the deaths of Palestinian operatives in Lebanon, and says the Palestinians have been used in attempts to infiltrate into Israel.

The report comes a day after Islamic Jihad chief Ziad Nakhaleh met with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Lebanon.

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