Basij commander: Arab states overestimating Israel’s power

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi expressed regret about Arab states’ silence on the massacre of their Muslim brothers in Palestine, and said they are afraid of the Zionist regime’s power because they are overestimating its power.

“The Arab states have made miscalculations in understanding the regime which has occupied (the holy) Quds and they cannot understand that the Zionist enemy is a hollow and fake power and its ground force has been pushed to stop in its confrontation against a number of Palestinian snipers,” Naqdi said, addressing a gathering of Basij officials in Tehran on Saturday.

He condemned the Zionist regime’s crimes against civilian Palestinians, and said, “The innocent and defenseless Gaza children who have awakened the world with their blood, became an indelible document revealing the scandalous face of the world arrogance and displaying the true nature of European and American-type of human rights to the world.”

Israeli warplanes have been pounding numerous sites in the Gaza Strip since July 8, demolishing houses and burying families under the rubble. Israeli forces also began a ground offensive against the impoverished Palestinian land on July 17.

The Palestinian death toll in Israel’s onslaught on Gaza has now reached nearly 1,650, with 9,000 people injured. Most of the casualties have been civilians, including a large number of women and children.

Meantime, over 400,000 of Gazans, nearly one out of four, have been displaced as a result of the recent aggressions of Tel Aviv’s forces against the besieged enclave.

By Fars News Agency


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