Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that the significant victory of Palestinian people in Gaza showed realization of promises given by God Almighty, heralding greater victories in the future.
The Supreme Leader made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement of Palestine Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shalah in Tehran on Thursday.
Ayatollah Khamenei expressed satisfaction with Gazan people’s victory in the 51 day war in Gaza resulting in humiliation of Zionist forces and their failure to suppress innocent people and this raised the hope that such successes will continue until the final victory.
The 51-day war in Gaza and firm resistance of its limited population in the face of the fully armed merciless military force backed by the global arrogance was very astounding, said the Supreme Leader.
Based on ordinary calculation and analysis, the Zionist regime benefiting from such huge facilities should have dealt the final blow on the first day of the war but eventually it had to accept the defeat and agree to the conditions set by the resistance movement, said Ayatollah Khamenei.
Massive support of people in Gaza for resistance movement and tolerating massive bombardments, merciless atrocities and carnage of over 2000 innocent women and children was a sign of God’s blessing, the Supreme Leader said.
The will of God Almighty is to help the Palestinian people attain final victory, underlined the Supreme Leader.
The resistance movement should be vigilant in dealing with the complicated plots of the enemies, Ayatollah Khamenei said.
It is very likely for the Zionist regime to repeat its crimes in the future, warned the Supreme Leader, recommending the Palestinian resistance forces to maintain their combat readiness.
For any upcoming military confrontation, the West Bank should be well prepared to play an active role and pose a threat to the Zionist regime as it faced in Gaza, said the Supreme Leader.
The current situation in the Middle East region is very complicated and requires vigilance on the part of all people, said the Supreme Leader.
“May the God Almighty helps us resolve problems of Islamic Ummah and Palestine by thwarting plots of the enemies,” said the Supreme Leader.
The Palestinian envoy, for his part, expressed satisfaction with the repid recovery of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and said all members of Islamic Jihad and Palestinian movements pray for your health and wish they could say their prayings at Al-Aqsa Mosque with you as their prayer leader.
There is no doubt that the victory in the 51-day war in Gaza was attained under support of the Islamic Republic of Iran, he said.
Victory of resistance movement in Gaza in fact belongs to the Palestinian nation that proved its patience and resistance in an unequal war, he said.
Referring to the remarks by the Supreme Leader on the need to equip the people in West Bank for any future warmongering measures of the Zionist regime, he said this will boost the spirit of the Palestinian combatants.
Referring to the promises given by some countries on reconstruction of Gaza, he said “We do not pin much hopes on such promises and only rely on God to compensate losses inflicted on us by the Zionist regime.”