Senior leaders of Hezbollah and Hamas held talks in Beirut on Tuesday regarding last month’s 11-day war with Israel in the Gaza Strip.
Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of the Palestinian movement Hamas, arrived in Lebanon on Sunday and met several senior officials, including President Michel Aoun and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri – both seen as widely allied with the Iran-backed movement.
On Tuesday, Haniyeh and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah discussed how to build on the experience of the latest round of violence.
The war of bruises caused widespread devastation in the Gaza Strip, and brought life to a standstill in most of Israel.
There were no comments after the meeting between Nasrallah and Haniyeh. This is the first time between the two since September.
During the war, Hamas and other armed factions fired more than 4,000 rockets at Israel with dozens of projectiles flying as far north as Tel Aviv, a busy commercial and cultural center. Israeli airstrikes and bombardment caused widespread destruction in Gaza.
After the war in Gaza ended, Haniyeh visited Egypt for Palestinian reconciliation talks. He later visited Morocco and Mauritania before arriving in Lebanon as part of a series of meetings across the Arab world.