Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian denounced the Israeli regime’s attack on al-Aqsa Mosque, saying resistance is alive while Zionists are in desperation.
“Without a doubt, the Zionist regime has become too weak to withstand the uprising of the Palestinian people and the resistance that created the epic Operation al-Quds Sword,” Amir-Abdollahian said in a phone call. Friday with Ismail Haniyeh, leader of the political party. office of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.
“Today, the resistance is in its best position while the Zionist terrorist regime is in its weakest position.”
He said the brazen attack was the result of some Arab and Muslim countries betraying the Palestinian cause through normalizing ties with Israel.
More than 150 Palestinian worshipers were injured when Israeli forces stormed the compound of al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied old city of al-Quds.
The Palestinian Ma’an news agency said the violence erupted at dawn on Friday, when occupation forces attacked the mosque through the Moroccan gate, also known as the Mughrabi gate, firing random weapons. sound bombs and rubber bullets on worshippers.
According to media reports, Israeli troops also attacked paramedics and press crews, chased them into the courtyards of the mosque and beat a number of them.
The senior Iranian diplomat reiterated the Islamic Republic’s support for an independent Palestine, with eastern al-Quds as its capital. Amir-Abdollahian said he would continue diplomatic consultations with his counterparts in Muslim countries to end Israeli atrocities against the Palestinians.
Haniyeh, for his part, expressed his gratitude for Iran’s support for the Palestinian cause.
He called for more diplomatic efforts by Muslim countries, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the UN Security Council to stop Israel.
Foreign Ministry denounces Israel’s ‘shameless’ acts of violence in al-Quds
Also on Friday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the Israeli regime was grossly violating human rights principles and international law by committing crimes in al-Aqsa Mosque. He condemned the “brazen” acts of violence by Zionists at holy sites in Palestine and against fasting people and mosque worshipers during the month of Ramadan.
The Iranian spokesman also said that the regime would not change its behavior towards the Palestinians in any way and would continue to commit crimes against the oppressed nation. “We are now witnessing the unbridled violence of this apartheid and racist regime.”
“The Zionists’ crimes against the oppressed Palestinian people show the growing weakness of this occupation regime, which resorts to assaults on defenseless worshipers only to conceal its hollow power,” the Iranian official said.
Egypt and Jordan maintained full diplomatic relations with the occupation regime after signing peace treaties in 1979 and 1994, respectively. Four Arab countries – the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco – agreed to normalize relations with Israel under US-brokered deals in 2020, when President Donald Trump was in office. able.
Led by the United Arab Emirates, the move drew widespread condemnation from Palestinians as well as nations and human rights advocates around the world, especially in the Muslim world.
Khatibzadeh also urged Muslim nations to support al-Aqsa Mosque. He said that the Israeli regime and its regional and international allies are responsible for the consequences of the Zionist measures in al-Quds and in Palestine. The Iranian official called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to frankly show its support for the al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Tel Aviv regime has escalated its murderous acts of aggression across the Palestinian territories since the start of Ramadan, following which the Palestinians have put up stronger resistance.
Some two dozen Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since March 22. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has already given carte blanche to Israeli forces to “defeat” what he brazenly calls “terrorism” in the occupied West Bank.