Al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades – PRC

The armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees is the al-Nasser Salah al-Din Brigades – although in practice there seems to be little difference between the two.

The Brigades were formed by members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades (AMB) in Gaza. They are the third largest armed group in Gaza after Hamas’s Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades (IQB) and Islamic Jihad’s Al-Quds Brigades (AQB).

The al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades/PRC coordinate closely with Hamas and contribute personnel to the Gaza police force. They have participated in joint military operations with IQB, including the capture and holding of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in 2006. They are thought to be behind a minority of the rocket fire from Gaza witnessed in early 2017, as well as the 17 February 2017 IED attack on IDF soldiers on the Gaza border. Israel accuses Iran of supporting and funding the PRC.