TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani felicitated the Palestinian nation and the Hamas resistance movement for their victory after 51 days of resistance against Israel’s savage aggressions.
“I congratulate this great victory to the Palestinian nation and all resistance groups, specially the Islamic Jihad and Hamas,” Larijani said, addressing an open session of the parliament on Wednesday.
The Iranian parliament speaker noted that the Palestinian nation through their steadfastness and resistance blew a “historic defeat on the Zionist regime”.
On Tuesday, Palestinian groups and Egyptian mediators confirmed that the Cairo-based talks ended in truce.
Palestinian and Egyptian officials said the deal calls for an indefinite halt to the war, the immediate opening of Gaza’s blockaded crossings with Israel and Egypt and a widening of the territory’s fishing zone in the Mediterranean.
Under a second stage of the truce that would begin a month later, Israel and the Palestinians would discuss the construction of a Gaza sea port and Israel’s release of Hamas prisoners in the occupied West Bank.
After the ceasefire began, crowds and traffic filled the Gaza streets. Car horns blared and recorded chants praising God sounded from mosque loudspeakers.
“Today we declare the victory of the resistance, today we declare the victory of Gaza,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said.
More than 2,150 Palestinians, including around 570 children, have been killed since Israel launched its onslaught on Gaza on July 8. Some 11,100 others have been wounded.
The United Nations says over 80 percent of the killed Palestinians have been civilians.
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