President Rouhani lauds Gazans’ high morale against Israeli attacks

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed the Palestinian people in Gaza for keeping their spirits high despite the Zionist regime’s aggression for 20 consecutive days, and said this is while the Israelis are feeling growing fear of the resistance forces’ attacks.

“The morale of the Gaza people hasn’t changed since the start of this attack while over 1,000 of them have been killed and over 7,000 others injured but their resistance spirit has been kept in light of Islamic culture and Islamic Revolution and they have understood that one can go past every problem,” Rouhani said, addressing a gathering of clerics in Tehran on Sunday.

He, meantime, referred to the fear felt by the Zionist regime of the Palestinians’ attacks, and said during the last 20 days of war Tel Aviv has come under the Gazans’ missile attacks for the first time, Ben Gurion airport has been closed and over 4 millions of Israelis went to the basements for the first time to save themselves from the Palestinians’ missile attacks.

Hamas’s hitting of Ben Gurion air port made air carriers in the United States and Europe halt flights to Tel Aviv after warnings from governmental agencies concerned about passenger safety.

“The carriers are making the right call,” said Robert Mann, an airline consultant in Port Washington, New York. “They are ultimately legally responsible for their operations and thus, they have to be at least as cautious and in many cases more cautious than any guideline that they are given.”

The Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Netanyahu, called for US airlines to resume flights to Israel.

But a senior Obama administration official said, “We’re not going to overrule the FAA, period… when a rocket lands a mile from that airport, that kind of trips their wire.”

Strictly speaking Ben Gurion airport, near Tel Aviv, belongs to the Palestinians anyway. It was formerly Lydda airport; and Lydda, a major town in its own right during the British mandate, was designated Palestinian in the 1947 UN Partition. In July 1948 Israeli terrorist troops seized Lydda, shot up the town and drove out the population as part of their ethnic cleansing program. In the process they massacred 426 men, women, and children. 176 of them were slaughtered in the town’s main mosque.

By Fars News Agency


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