Muslim countries should help reconstruct Gaza: Larijani

Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani (R) meets with Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad of Palestine Ramadan Abdullah in Tehran on October 19, 2014.

Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has hailed the Palestinian resistance against Israeli atrocities, calling on all Muslim states to help rebuild Gaza following Tel Aviv’s 50-day war on the besieged enclave.

“Islamic countries should take immediate action, away from propaganda fanfare, to help the oppressed Gazans reconstruct” their war-ravaged land, said the top Iranian lawmaker in a Sunday meeting with Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad of Palestine Ramadan Abdullah in Tehran.

Larijani reaffirmed Iran’s unflinching support for the Palestinian nation’s resistance in the face of the Israeli occupation, saying Western media propaganda about the recent developments in the Middle East must not be allowed to sidetrack the issue of Palestine.

Abdullah, in turn, expressed gratitude for the Islamic Republic’s unwavering support for the Palestinian people, adding Israel’s latest military assaults on Gaza laid bare the regime’s failure to counter the Palestinian resistance.

The Zionist regime and its regional allies seek to create a rift between people and resistance forces, said the Palestinian official, stressing that such a policy is doomed to failure.

He also praised earlier remarks by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, who had called for anti-Israel armed resistance in the occupied West Bank, saying such a move would further strengthen the resistance front.

On July 23, Ayatollah Khamenei said “armed resistance and its expansion to the West Bank is the only way to confront this savage [Israeli] regime” until its annihilation.

Israel unleashed aerial attacks on Gaza in early July and later expanded its military campaign with a ground invasion of the Palestinian strip. Over 2,130 Palestinians, including around 570 children, lost their lives and some 11,000 were injured in the raids. Tens of Israelis were also killed by retaliatory rockets of the Palestinian resistance.

By Press TV

 

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