IRGC official: Intense media coverage of ISIL attacks cover up for Israel’s failure in Gaza

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Public Relations Department General Ramezan Sharif underlined that the intense foreign media coverage of the ISIL attacks against Iraq was meant to cover up Israel’s failure in the recent war against the Gaza people.

“During the 51-day war of Israel, the arrogant countries’ media shifted their focus on the ISIL attacks and started making hues and cries about it, and one of the main reasons behind this issue was marginalizing the US failure against the people in Gaza,” Sharif said, addressing a forum of Basij (volunteer) forces in the Western city of Kermanshah on Saturday morning.

He also described attempts to display as “violent” the Islamic concepts as another goal pursued by the enemies by exaggerating the ISIL attacks, and said, “We should have a deep understanding of the strategies of enemies’ media and the components of our power.”

Following the recent Israeli onslaught on Gaza, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei praised the Palestinian nation and resistance for their standing against Israel, and said the Israeli regime’s defeat in the Gaza war against a limited number of besieged people proved that the Muslim world has the upper hand in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

“In the Palestinian issue, the Muslims fortunately have the upper hand and the events in the 50-day Gaza war and the failure of the Zionist regime as the symbol of the West’s power in the region against the besieged and limited people of Gaza who enjoyed the least possibilities is its obvious instance,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with Iranian Hajj officials in Tehran last month.

“The recent victory in Gaza showed that the Muslims are strong and have many capabilities and can challenge any enemy and defend themselves,” he added.

Ayatollah Khamenei viewed Takfiri streams as one of the instruments and weapons used by the enemies of Islam to sow discord among Muslims and make them busy to forget the Palestinian issue, and said, “The Palestinian issue is the top priority issue of the Muslim world which should receive attention during the Hajj.”

He expressed regret that some Muslims, including the Shiites and Sunnis, help the enemies of the Islamic Ummah and help the US and Zionists attain their interests by leveling accusations and spreading lies about each other, and said, “Muslims should take this weapon from the enemy through vigilance and sympathy.”

Also in September, Ayatollah Khamenei said the West lacks the might and awe it enjoyed in the past as its representative, the Zionist regime of Israel, lost the battle against the small population of the Muslims in Gaza.

“The current world order cannot continue and a new order is emerging,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with members of the Assembly of Experts in Tehran.

“The realities in the region and the world show a serious uncertainty in the West’s principles of power and might; therefore, we should understand the realities correctly to prevent wrong analyses,” he added.

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the failure of the Zionist regime in its recent war against the Palestinians in Gaza Strip, and said, “The recent war in Gaza was an example of miracle; a small region with limited capabilities accomplished a task that brought the Zionist regime, as the symbol of the West’s power, to its knees.”

Late in August, joyous Palestinians streamed into the streets of Gaza and celebrated victory after over seven weeks of resistance against the Israeli offensive.

By Fars News Agency


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