Iran cleric to Muslims: Cut ties with Israel

A senior Iranian cleric has called on Muslim countries to sever relations with Israel in protest at Tel Aviv’s crimes in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahhedi Kermani told worshippers at the weekly Friday Prayers in Tehran that Muslim countries should cut ties with Israel and boycott Israeli-made products, and in their dealings with the supporters of Israel, they should treat them in a way that would deserve supporters of a criminal regime.

The Iranian cleric added that the time has come for the Muslim countries and the international community to find a solution for “bringing the criminal and aggressive Zionist regime to its knees.”

Muslim countries are obligated to equip the Palestinians so that Israel could not carry out onslaught on Palestinians anytime it desires, Movahhedi Kermani stated.

He said the three-day truce which took effect between Israel and the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas on Friday would not be real unless the ceasefire includes the lifting of the Gaza siege.

Despite the ceasefire agreement, the Israeli regime reportedly resumed its offensive during the early hours of Friday, prompting Palestinian resistance fighters to fire retaliatory rockets into the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

More than 1,460 people, mostly civilians, have lost their lives and some 8,400 others have been injured in the Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip since July 8.

The death toll from the latest Israeli offensive against Gaza has surpassed that of Tel Aviv’s 22-day war on the blockaded Palestinian sliver in 2009, in which up to 1,450 Palestinians were killed.

‌By Press TV

 

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