Supreme Leader Pledges Support for Palestinians

A04893129.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei pledged Iranian support for the Palestinians and the Hamas government.

During his Eid ul-Fitr sermons Wednesday, the Leader called out to Hamas’ prime minister in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh, saying Iran will not abandon the Palestinians.

He said that Iran will stand beside the Hamas government in Gaza and that Israel is weakening and on the path to eventual destruction.

Ayatollah Khamenei called Haniyeh, a “mujahed”, or holy warrior, saying “the Iranian nation will never let you be alone.”

He said Israel “has weakened day by day … Today, officials of the Zionist regime acknowledge that they are moving towards weakness, destruction and defeat.”

“Definitely, the world of Islam will see that day and hope the existing generation of the Palestinian people will watch the day Palestine is at the disposal of the Palestinian people, in the hands of the landlords,” the Supreme Leader said.

He also said Muslims worldwide are united against Israel.

“The resistance of the brave Palestinian people is one of the most important factors behind the world’s support for them. Palestinians have proved that they deserve to be called a vital Muslim nation,” the Leader added.

Ayatollah Khamenei said that the Islamic world has been awakened and is on alert about Palestine.

“Today, the Islamic world is becoming more sensitive and motivated about the Palestinian issue in comparison with 60 years ago when the enormous catastrophe occurred,” he said.

The Leader added that the Islamic world faces an all-out political and cultural invasion, saying, “This does not mean that enemies have become stronger. Rather it means that they sense their weakness and are resorting to different strategies.”

The Leader called on all the Muslims across the world to maintain their unity and to not allow enemies to cause strife between the Shiites and Sunnites.

Elsewhere, the Leader praised Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his firm stand on the nation’s nuclear rights.

He also pointed to the great achievements of the Iranian nation and said, “Iranians are taking major steps toward progress. Their achievements belong to all Muslims.”

Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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