This week Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh met with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut to discuss strategy against Israel.

“Both sides discussed the power of ties between Hezbollah and Hamas,” a Hezbollah spokesperson said.

“The relations are based on trust, brotherhood, jihad, and a shared fate. Nasrallah and Haniyeh spoke about developing mechanisms for cooperation and coordination between their organizations.”

The statement followed an announcement last week by Hamas that after talks with Qatari envoy Mohammed el-Emadi, the terrorist group had concluded a deal to end escalating hostilities with Israel.

“An understanding was reached to rein in the latest escalation and end Israeli aggression against our people”, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar said.

Violence between the two sides once again increased over recent weeks as they exchanged missile strikes after months of calm due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apart from rockets, Hamas also has made use of firebombs and crude explosive devices attached to balloons, condoms, and plastic bags which has set off more than 400 fires in southern Israel.