Head of Hamas’ Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh, in a letter to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Ayatollah Seyed Imam Ali Khamenei, expressed hope that the Islamic world will strongly support the Palestinian nation.
“These days, in the holy month of Ramadan, the month of solidarity, cooperation and victory, we send this message to your Excellency, and we all believe and hope that the Islamic Ummah will be in a single line same as a strong and iron building,” Haniyeh wrote in his letter.
He congratulated Ayatollah Khamenei on the occasion of Ramadan and Eid-al-Fitr, and lamented the crimes of the Zionists in the occupied lands.
Haniyeh noted that the Zionists continue their attacks and aggression against the occupied Al-Quds and its inhabitants in a bid to legitimize the construction of settlements in occupied lands and making Palestinians leave their homeland.
“The Palestinian people … have taken the path of resistance and steadfastness for the past 50 years to defend their land and the sanctities of Palestine on behalf of the Islamic and Arab ummah and will never avert resistance to reach victory and create the independent land of Palestine,” he added.
“We ask God Almighty to protect you and to grant the Islamic Republic of Iran increasing progress and prosperity,” Haniyeh concluded.
Ayatollah Khamenei in his speech on the International Quds Day stressed that Israel is not a country but a terrorist base against the people of Palestine and other Muslim nations.
“Since the first day, the Zionists turned the usurped Palestine into a terrorist base. Israel is not a country, but a terrorist camp against the Palestinian nation and other Muslim nations,” Ayatollah Khamenei said on Friday.
“Fighting against this despotic regime is fighting against oppression and terrorism. And this is a collective responsibility,” the Supreme Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei assured that the countdown for the Zionist regime has already started and “it will never stop”.