Tehran, July 24 (IANS): Annihilation of the Zionist regime of Israel is the only way forward to heal the agonies of the Palestinians, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday.
Of course, the destruction of Israel as the only real way froward does not mean the annihilation of the Jewish people in the region, Khamenei was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency, according to Xinhua.
Iran’s proposal is that the people who are living in the region and belong to the region would choose their own political system in a referendum, he said, adding that this, in due course, will result in the destruction of the fabricated regime of Israel.
The Iranian leader suggested that the armed resistance is the only possible response to the atrocities of Israel against Palestinians.
We believe that the (Palestinians) in the West Bank should also be armed like in Gaza… So that the agonies of the Palestinian people could be lessened as they get powerful and their enemy becomes weaker, he said.
Earlier Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said lack of unity among Muslims has emboldened Israel to commit crimes against the people of Palestine.
“If unity was preserved in the Islamic world, the usurper regime (Israel) would not dare to commit so many crimes in an enclave (the Gaza Strip) for 17 days,” he stressed.
The low state of solidarity among the Muslim nations has given the Zionists an impetus to continue committing atrocities against people of Gaza, President Hassan Rouhani said in a cabinet session on Wednesday.
Rouhani also called on the Islamic countries to close ranks against Israel to defend Palestinians.
In relevant comments earlier this month, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said the Israeli regime has taken advantage of “negligence” of Muslims to commit atrocities against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.
“The Gaza incidents are utterly disastrous, and the Zionist regime (of Israel) is carrying out the current atrocities by taking advantage of the negligence of the Islamic world,” the Leader said.
Since July 8, Israel has been carrying out airstrikes as well as ground and naval invasion on the besieged Gaza Strip.
Around 750 Palestinians have been killed, while over 6,000 have also been injured in the coastal enclave.