TEHRAN - Iran’s Parliament speaker Muhammad Baqer Qalibaf in a meeting with Ziyad al-Nakhalah, the secretary general of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, said the Islamic Republic of Iran would continue to support the oppressed nation of Palestine until the full liberation of al-Quds.
Qalibaf emphasized Tehran’s unbridled support for the struggles of the Palestinian nation and the resistance front.
“Defending the oppressed nation of Palestine is a symbol of the revolutionary spirit of the Islamic Republic of Iran and will continue until the Holy Quds is liberated,” Iran’s top parliamentarian said.
He hailed notable victories of the Palestinian people and the resistance front in their latest war with the Israel, saying that the important achievements made by the Palestinian fighters, particularly the Islamic Jihad movement, indicate the existence of solidarity among various Palestinian resistance groups.
“The usurping Zionist regime never imagined such a defeat and the heroic resistance of the Palestinian nation was very painful for them,” Iran’s parliament speaker said.
The latest military confrontation with Israel, which began on May 10, was triggered by events in al-Quds, where Israeli forces repeatedly stormed al-Aqsa Mosque and were preparing to expel yet another group of Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in the occupied holy city.
According to Gaza’s Health Ministry, 260 Palestinians, including 66 children and 40 women, were killed in the Zionist bombardment of the densely populated Gaza Strip. At least 1,948 others were also wounded. Israel’s bombardment also brought widespread devastation to the already impoverished territory.