Iran officials congratulate Gazans on victory

29 August 2014 | 18:52 Code : 1937609 Latest Headlines

Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani and Secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani have congratulated Palestinians on their triumph against Israel in the Tel Aviv regime’s seven-week aggression against the Gaza Strip.

In a Wednesday telephone conversation with Hamas Political Bureau chief Khaled Meshaal, Larijani hailed the role of Palestinian resistance in reaching a ceasefire deal with the Tel Aviv regime, describing the resistance as the “sole way to liberate the occupied lands and restore the rights of the Palestinian people.”

Larijani further termed the recent Israeli regime’s brutalities against the Palestinians in Gaza as “flagrant genocide and huge human catastrophe.”

The Iranian Majlis speaker also reiterated the Islamic Republic’s “all-out support” for the Palestinian people in their fight against Israel until the full liberation of al-Quds (Jerusalem).

Also on Wednesday, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani held separate telephone conversations with Meshaal and Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad of Palestine Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shalah to congratulate Palestinian resistance leaders and people of Gaza on their victory against Israel.

Shamkhani stressed that Tehran has always supported the resistance forces and will continue to do so until the full liberation of Palestine.

He added the Palestinians' victory in the seven-week war with Israel is a “prelude to the liberation of al-Quds.”

The Palestinian leaders, for their part, thanked the Islamic Republic for its support for resistance forces.

Israel launched an aerial military campaign against Gaza in early July and later expanded its operation with a ground invasion.

After more than seven weeks of Israel’s war on Gaza, Palestinian resistance groups and Israeli officials on Tuesday reached an agreement on a permanent ceasefire for the besieged Gaza Strip.

Under the deal, Israel has agreed to ease the blockade on Gaza and open border crossings for more aid to pass through to the enclave.

According to experts, the ceasefire will help rid the territory of its seven-year blockade. Palestinian resistance movement Hamas said the deal marks a victory.

At least 2,137 Palestinians, including around 570 children, were killed in the Israeli onslaught on Gaza. Some 11,000 others were wounded.

Tel Aviv says 69 Israelis were killed in the conflict, but Hamas puts the number at more than 150.


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