Iran’s Larijani raps self-serving stance on Palestine
Iran’s parliament speaker Ali Larijani says the Middle East region is bogged down in a political imbroglio, warning that some countries are pursuing double-standard policies on Palestine to gain prestige.
The Iranian Majlis speaker made the remarks in a meeting with Secretary General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Ramadan Abdullah Shalah, in the Iranian capital Tehran on Tuesday.
Larijani said most regional countries plunged into war and are bracing for developments which require their political vigilance.
He added that the Palestinian people’s Intifada (uprising) against Israel is an important chance for Palestine to resist the Tel Aviv regime.
The Palestinian people’s struggles would come to fruition soon, Larijani said.
Abdullah, for his part, said Iran has always supported the Palestinian people.
He added that the Palestinian people are firmly determined to pass the flag of their country from one generation to the next one.
He said Intifada is the only solution to the liberation of Palestinian people.
The Palestinian people are sensitive to certain issues, particularly the al-Aqsa Mosque, he said, adding that all Muslims would reinforce their unity in case of any incident in the mosque.
The occupied Palestinian territories have been the scene of heightened tensions since August 2015, when Israel imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds, revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.
The Palestinians say the Tel Aviv regime seeks to change the status quo of the holy Muslim site.
Palestinians are also angry over Israeli settler attacks in the occupied territories and repeated desecration of the al-Aqsa compound by extremist settlers, who are usually accompanied by Israeli military forces.
At least 210 Palestinians, including children and women, have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces in what is regarded as the third Palestinian Intifada since the beginning of last October.