The head of the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps told Palestinian Islamic jihad leaders, “We will walk this path together to the end.”
The Palestinians are “not alone” in the fight against Israel, said the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as it faced the second day of air raids on Gaza.
In a statement published on the Sepa News website, IRGC Maj. I am working on it,” he said.
“We are on this road to the end. Let Palestinians and Palestinians know they are not alone,” he said at a meeting in Tehran with the Islamic Jihad group Ziad Al-Nahra. told the instructor.
Israel said it launched a “preemptive” operation against Islamic Jihad on Friday to avert an imminent attack following days of tension along the Gaza border.
The group’s senior commander was killed in an air raid on Gaza City on Friday. This is one of the waves of attacks on the territory.
The Gaza Health Ministry said a five-year-old girl was among the 15 people killed in Israeli airstrikes. Over 100 others were injured.
Palestinian fighter jets hit back with a barrage of rockets at Israel in the worst flare-up of territory since last year’s war.
Israeli forces continue to target the Gaza Strip with airstrikes on the second day.
Nida Ibrahim explains that tensions have risen since Israeli forces arrested Islamic Jihad leaders in the occupied West Bank on Monday ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/zX2okqgBdi
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Salami stressed that the Palestinian response marked the beginning of a “new chapter” and that Israel would “pay a new price for its recent crimes”.
“Palestinian resistance today is stronger than in the past,” he said, adding that armed groups are finding “the ability to manage a large-scale war.”
Iran’s foreign ministry has condemned Israel’s “brutal attack” on Gaza.
President Ebrahim Raishi said, according to a statement in his office, that Israel had “again shown the world its occupation and aggressive nature.”
Iran is a supporter of Islamic Jihad, and al-Nahra met with Raisi and other officials during his visit.
Israel accuses Iran of smuggling weapons to Palestinian groups in Gaza. It said it intercepted two Iranian drones carrying weapons destined for Gaza last March.
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