Jund Ansar Allah's "martyred" spiritual guide, Shaykh 'Abd al-Latif Musa (Abu'l Nur al-Maqdisi),
with the gray-white beard.
Some of the membership of the small transnational jihadi Salafi groups such as Jund Ansar Allah that have emerged in Gaza are, according to some reports, drawn from disaffected younger cadres from established religious-nationalist groups such as Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the Popular Resistance Committees, and even HAMAS. In my research, these reports have been confirmed: I have found a number of posters and murals of JAA martyrs who are identified as being connected to or members of PIJ, such as Mahmoud Salah Abu Nada (who is identified as a "military amir," or commander, of PIJ's military wing, the al-Quds Brigades (or "Battalions," "Detachments"). I have also found quite a number of examples of Jund Ansar Allah and transnational jihadi visual media on the PIJ online forums. I have found several transnational jihadi visual media pieces on the HAMAS Arabic forums as well, though not for Jund Ansar Allah (quite a few dedicated to individuals in Chechnya).