By:Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
Today, while the illegal Zionist continues to rain down bombs and missiles on the people of Gaza, it could be said that exactly 11 years after holding Israel at bay during the 22-day war the Palestinian defenders are more resilient and have better fire power compared to a decade ago.
During its December 2008-January 2009 offensive, Israel massacred around 1,500 men, women, and children in Gaza besides injuring over 5,000 others, but it failed to break the spirit of resistance of the Palestinian people.
On 8th July 2014 the rancorous regime again attacked Gaza and during 51 days of bombardment it miserably failed to dent the resolve of the Palestinian people, who offered 2158 martyrs this time, besides suffering injury to 11,000 others in defence of their besieged homeland.
The last full scale offensive of this racist terrorist entity was in May 2019, but faced with the improved rocket power of the defenders that inflicted serious damage to the Zionists, it sued for peace after only 4 days, during which some 30 Palestinians, including two women and a 14-month-old child, attained martyrdom, while 170 others sustained injuries.
The point worth noting is the declining casualty toll of the people of Gaza, coupled with their rapidly improving rocket power, which has made the Zionists to sue for peace in a shorter time.
And this is happening despite the hypocrisy and treason of reactionary Arab regimes towards the Palestinian cause and their cozying up to the Zionists.
In other words, if advanced missile technology could reach the Palestinians of Gaza they will definitely shatter with more precision the so-called iron domes of the enemy and bring the cherished goal of the liberation of the Islamic holy city of Bayt al-Moqaddas more near.
This is bound to happen, whether or not Donald Trump the terrorist U.S. president manages to impose his ‘conspiracy of the century’ on the Palestinian people.
Indeed, the besieged self-governing 365 square km tiny strip on the eastern Mediterranean coast of the Levant, is an example for the Resistance Movement.
Though Egypt, which shares a 12 km border with Gaza, has been forced by Washington and Tel Aviv to seal it, the 41 km long enclave, has the willpower to stand up to the Zionist goliath.
Undoubtedly, if Palestinian groups set aside their political differences and reach a consensus; they will greatly increase their fire power to deter usurper Israel from attacking the Gaza Strip.
Earlier this month, senior Hamas leader, Ismail Haniyeh, was in Tehran to attend the funeral of Martyr General Qassem Soleimani, and in his public speech at Tehran University before the funeral prayer, paid glowing tributes to the Commander of the Qods Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), calling him three times "Martyr for the cause of Bayt al-Moqaddas”.
This is indicative of not just the firm bond between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Palestinian struggle for uprooting one fine day the cancerous tumour called Israel, but shows that the legacy of Martyr Soleimani is immortal.
The Palestinians are proud of their relationship with Iran, and the Islamic Republic of Iran for its part will never let down its besieged Muslim brethren in Gaza.
To be more precise, whether the criminals in Washington and Tel Aviv like it or not, the Palestinians will definitely possess the power to not only ward off Israeli aggressions but carry the battle to the enemy camp.