TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign
Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian in a phone call with Ismail Haniyeh, head of the political bureau of the Gaza-based resistance movement Hamas, has lauded the Palestinian resistance’s “great achievement” in standing up to Zionists’ massive assaults and forcing the regime into agreeing to a truce.
Major flare-ups in the occupied territories led to a Zionist incursion into the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday with the regime hitting what it claimed to be a series of military targets in Gaza.
The Islamic Jihad movement also responded by launching hundreds of rockets toward the occupied territories, sending Zionists in southern occupied territories including Tel Aviv into shelters.
A truce brokered by the Egyptian mediators between Zionists and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza went into effect at 11:30 pm local time (2030 GMT) on Sunday, as the movement said it “reserves the right to respond to any Zionist aggression.”
“That once again the resistance was able to withstand the Zionist regime’s full-scale military assault and forced them into agreeing to a truce and complying with the resistance’s conditions is a great achievement,” Amir-Abdollahian said.
He further explained that what matters is the fact that only a division of resistance confronted the enemy which reveals the Zionist regime’s weakness and frailty more than ever.
The senior diplomat lauded Haniyeh’s stance in keeping resistance groups unanimous and described it as a “great success” for the axis of resistance.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian health ministry said in a statement after the three-day Zionist aggression that at least 44, including 15 children, have been killed and more than 350 civilians wounded.
Two commanders of the Islamic Jihad movement were also killed during the Israeli offensive.
Killing women and children demonstrates how desperate and weak the Zionist regime is, Amir-Abdollahian lamented.
Haniyeh, for his part, appreciated Iran’s support for Palestine, saying that Zionists had planned to force their will on the Palestinians and resistance in the Gaza Strip but was confronted with the “Palestinian nation’s victorious resistance.”
“The resistance front’s recent victory has opened a new chapter in the Palestinian resistance confrontation with the Zionist regime,” the top resistance official stated, adding “we will continue the fight to achieve total victory.”
Kazem Gharibabadi, secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights, has also criticized the international community’s inaction in holding the Zionists accountable for their crimes.
“Days have passed since the fanatic Zionist regime waged an incessant deadly blitz on innocent Palestinians. The question is, how many children have to die so that the intl. community, UNSC & HRC hold the bloodthirsty regime accountable for its’ unspeakable crimes?” the top human rights official wrote on his Twitter account on Tuesday.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan’ani also said that the Israeli regime is doomed to failure and cannot run away from its “inevitable fate” by killing children.
“Over the recent Zionist regime’s assault on Gaza, 16 Palestinian children were martyred. By killing children, the child-killing regime cannot escape its inevitable fate, which is failure and decline,” he wrote in a Persian language tweet on Monday.
“Undoubtedly, in the near future, the brothers and sisters of the [murdered] children will see their homeland’s freedom from the hands of the bloodthirsty occupiers,” he added.
The recent Israeli attacks against Gaza mark one of the most serious escalations between Israel and Palestinian resistance groups since the 11-day war, dubbed Operation al-Quds Sword, in May 2021. That war killed at least 250 people in Gaza, including 66 children.