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Chief of Staff: Israel’s Spider Web Shattered by New Intifada

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said that the recent Intifada of the Palestinian people and resistance groups weakened the Zionist regime more than ever.

“The new intifada has disgraced and humiliated the fake and child-killing Zionist regime and the occupiers of the holy Quds, and raised the flag of Palestinian resistance not only in Gaza and the occupied territories but also across the world. It also weakened the Zionist regime’s spider web more than ever,” General Baqeri said on Sunday.

Elsewhere, he underlined the Iranian Armed Forces’ full preparedness to defend the country, saying, “They consider strategy of strengthening defense, offensive and deterrence power as their permanent agenda and are fully prepared and equipped with intelligence supremacy to confront any threat against the independence, territorial integrity and national security of our beloved country decisively and courageously.”

General Baqeri assured the nation that the Armed Forces will not allow enemies to harm the country at all.

In relevant remarks on Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the Palestinian nation for its victory against Israel in the recent war, and blasted some western and Arab states for their wrong or weak positions over the conflict.

“We witnessed the victory of the Palestinian people. For the first time in the war between the Zionist regime and the Palestinian people, all Palestinians were completely united. Congratulations to the Palestinian people on their recent victories. We saw that the resistance of the nation yields results,” President Rouhani said, addressing a meeting of the national coronavirus campaign headquarters in Tehran.

He appreciated the world nations for their support for the Palestinians, and said, “Some Western governments took incorrect positions and the Islamic nations took good positions, but more was expected from the Arab world.”

The Palestinians and Israeli regime declared a truce on Friday after 12 days of war.

The Israeli military launched a bloody military onslaught against the Gaza Strip on May 10, razing many homes and civilian buildings to the ground in the already-besieged Palestinian territory.

Meanwhile, Palestinian sources reported that the death toll from Israel’s ongoing aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip has risen to at least 248 Palestinians, including tens of children and women.

The report by the Palestinian Health Ministry noted that Israel’s military aggression, which lasted for 11 days, has also wounded over 1,900 civilians, dozens of them seriously.

Meantime, retaliatory rocket attacks by Hamas and Islamic Jihad against Israeli targets came in response to Israel’s relentless airstrikes on the densely-populated enclave.

On May 16, Israeli sources said that Gaza-based Palestinian resistance groups had fired around 4,000 rockets toward the occupied territories over the previous several days, surpassing the pace seen during an escalation in 2019 and the 2006 war with Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance group.

Israel had to accept self-declared ceasefire on Friday.

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