TEHRAN (Dispatches) -- A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says all Muslims across the world are duty-bound to support the Palestinian people in the face of the occupying regime of Israel’s barbaric attacks, reiterating the Islamic Republic’s support for Palestine.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has fulfilled its duties in the past and will continue this path to give its all-out support under the leadership” Ayatollah Khamenei, Ali Akbar Velayati said in a phone call with Islamic Jihad head Ziyad al-Nakhalah.
Velayati, who is also secretary general of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening, condemned the Zionist regime’s brutal attacks on the Palestinian people, saying that the divine promise on the liberation of all Palestinian occupied lands and Jerusalem Al-Quds will finally come true.
The occupying regime has been relentlessly bombarding the besieged Gaza Strip for the past seven days.
Velayati added that the Iranian nation and all those who support Palestine throughout the world are witnessing the Palestinians’ bravery and Israel’s shattering false grandeur.
“The Palestinian fighters and people once again proved that the Zionist regime is a spider web,” the senior Iranian official said.
Velayati expressed optimism about the future and said the world would one day witness the liberation of the Palestinian land and the return of the oppressed Palestinian people to their homes.
Nakhalah, for his part, hailed Ayatollah Khamenei’s brave and unique stance on the Palestinian issue and said no other country but Iran has adopted such a position.
He said the Palestinian people have succeeded in achieving great victories, resisting the Israeli regime and thwarting a Zionist-American plot.
Separately, Hamas political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh offered his warm gratitude to Iran, saying the Islamic Republic is one of the front-runners in championing the cause of Palestine and Jerusalem Al-Quds.
“Through your Excellency, I would like to send my regards to the Leader and the people of Iran and emphasize that the Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the leading countries in supporting the cause of Palestine and Holy al-Quds,” he said in a phone call with Velayati.
Haniyeh pointed out that an extensive battle is ongoing for the liberation of Al-Quds and said resistance is a symbol of
sacredness and purity which has unified all Palestinians to support Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Mosque.
“We ask God to make Islam and Muslims victorious both in Palestine and in Iran,” he added.
Velayati also thanked Palestinians for their struggle, courage, prudence and perseverance in the face of Israeli crimes, voicing hope that a meeting will be held in Iran soon after the Palestinians’ victory.
“The honorable people of Palestine have resisted the crimes of the occupying Zionist regime for more than a quarter of a century. They have fought and offered martyrs to show that they are the flag-bearers of the Islamic awakening,” said Velayati, who is also the secretary general of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening.