Saeed Jalili: Israel Dying
Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Saeed Jalili underlined the weakness and isolation of the Zionist regime among the world nations, and said Israel is dying.
The Zionist regime has become weaker and more isolated than any time before and its cries resemble the last moans of a dying person, Jalili said in a meeting with Hamas Foreign Minister Mohamed Awad in Tehran on Saturday.
He noted that victory is close for the Palestinian people, adding, "Palestine belongs to the entire world of Islam and should be liberated."
The Palestinian official, for his part, presented a report on the reconstruction of Gaza, saying the liberation of Palestine is an unwavering divine vow.
"The existing conditions in Gaza, including shortage of fuel and electricity, amount to a human crisis and countries which remain silent toward this issue are culprits in this crime against humanity," he said.
The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip. Israel also has laid an economic siege on the Gaza Strip since June 2007, after Hamas took control of the enclave.
The blockade has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip.
Some 1.5 million people are being denied their basic rights, including freedom of movement, and their rights to appropriate living conditions, work, health and education. Poverty and unemployment rates stand at approximately 80 percent and 60 percent, respectively, in the Gaza Strip.