An Iranian lawmaker says the Islamic resistance monitors all the Israeli regime’s measures, and will give a crushing response to its hostile moves in an appropriate time.
Tel Aviv seeks to Juadize al-Quds (Jerusalem) and other Islamic sites in the occupied lands, but the Islamic resistance is watching all Tel Aviv’s actions with the purpose of defending al-Aqsa mosque against repeated aggressions of the Israeli settlers, Mojtaba Rahmandoust said in an interview with the Islamic Consultative Assembly News Agency (ICANA) on Sunday.
“The Zionist regime has not been able to ruin the Islamic identity of the occupied lands, or weaken the Islamic resistance, its main enemy,” The Iranian MP stated.
On May 8, Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians outside the al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds, and arrested dozens of Palestinian youths after the Israeli settlers entered the mosque, and started acting in a provocative way.
Similar clashes erupted between the Israeli settlers, soldiers and Palestinians following the entry of some 100 Israeli settlers into the mosque on May 7. Several Palestinians were reportedly injured, and several others were arrested.
The presence and continued expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine has created a major obstacle for the efforts to establish peace in the Middle East.
More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East al-Quds in 1967.
The United Nations and most countries regard the Israeli settlements as illegal because the territories were captured by Israel in a war in 1967 and are hence subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbids construction on occupied lands.
By Press TV
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