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Muslims must move to arm Palestinian resistance: Velayati

A senior Iranian official says Muslims must move to arm the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

Speaking at an international conference in support of Palestine in Tehran on Tuesday, Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, said the Palestinian people should be strong and capable of defending themselves as the only ways to ease their suffering.

“Unity of all groups and resistance against enemies either the regional enemy, that is the Zionist regime [of Israel], or the international enemy, that is the US, are imperative,” Velayati added.

He described Israel as an “illegitimate and dangerous” regime, saying that the term, “apartheid,” cannot properly define the Tel Aviv regime’s criminal acts against the Palestinians.

He pointed to Israel’s recent 50-day war on the Gaza Strip and emphasized that Iran has proposed a “fair and democratic” solution to the Palestinian issue.

“Palestinians either those who are present in the Palestinian land or those who have been driven out should return to their land and all people including Muslims, Christians and the Jews must express their opinion about their country’s destiny in a democratic process,” the top Iranian official pointed out.

The Israeli military unleashed aerial attacks on Gaza in early July and later expanded its military campaign with a ground invasion into the Palestinian territory. Over 2,130 Palestinians lost their lives and some 11,000 were injured in the raids. Tel Aviv also says 68 Israeli soldiers have died in the war, but Palestinian resistance movement Hamas puts the number at more than 150.\

By Press TV


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