Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani blasted the killing of innocent Palestinian children and women by Israel during the 8-day war on the besieged Gaza Stripe, and stressed that the war once again unveiled the wild nature of the Zionist regime, reports Fars News Agency.
“The killing of innocent children and women laid bare the offensive nature of the Tel Aviv regime,” Ayatollah Kashani said, addressing a large congregation of worshippers on Tehran University Campus here in Tehran on Friday. He, however said that the eight-day war on the Gaza Strip only brought disgrace on Tel Aviv and its allies, and stated, “With the help of the US, the Zionists slaughtered Muslim people in Gaza. In this crime, it was revealed that whoever follows the Zionist regime’s (Israel) line, he is in the line of cruelty, savagery and war with humanity.” He blasted certain Arab and Muslim countries for their inaction on the Zionists’ crimes against the Palestinian people.
Over 165 Palestinians, including women and children, were killed and about 1,269 others were injured in the Israeli attacks on Gaza that were carried out during the eight-day period of November 14-21. In similar remarks on Wednesday, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei strongly condemned Israel’s crimes in the Gaza Strip, and said the “brutality” shown by the Zionists against Gaza has unveiled the true nature of the Israeli regime and its supporters.
“The incredible barbarism shown by the leaders of the occupying regime in attacking Gaza demonstrated that these fully wild elements have not (even) smelt humanity,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a large gathering of Basij (volunteer) forces here Tehran on Wednesday. Ayatollah Khamenei also lashed out at the US, Britain and France for their blatant support for the Zionist crimes. “They showed how far are the violent and infamous enemies of the Islamic Ummah (community) from morality and humanity.”
Meanwhile, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, in two separate messages to his Palestinian counterpart Abdul Aziz al-Duwaik and Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, felicitated the Palestinian nation’s glorious victory over the Zionist regime of Israel.
“The defeat of Zionist regime in the 8-day war proved the fact that resistance is the only way to stop Zionist aggressions,” Larijani said on Friday.
He pointed to the regional revolutions in which pro-western regional dictators have been ousted and noted, “Today, the regional powers decide about the regional issues; resistance movement victories would continue by united position of all Palestinian groups against their joint enemy and their faith in god’s support and jihadist efforts.” On November 14, Israel launched a deadly offensive on the blockaded Gaza Strip, which killed more than 1605 Palestinians and injured some 1,269 others. daily times monitor