IRGC said that the Palestinian Intifada and Resistance will not be subsided, adding that the developments on the ground indicate that the Zionist regime has neared its final annihilation.
IRGC, in a statement on Thursday on the occasion of the International Quds Day, called the day as a manifestation of unity and amity of the Islamic world in support of Palestine and cause of liberation of Quds.
“During these years, the Palestinian people, stronger than any other historical period, continue their resistance and perseverance relying on their internal capabilities; and have put the brutal and criminal Zionist regime on the brink of full extinction,” the statement read.
“The malicious and criminal plots of compromise, from Camp David Accord to the Deal of Century, in a bid to realize unholy and malicious goal of ensuring security for the usurper and child-killing regime of Israel and extinguishing the flames of intifada and Palestinian resistance as well as normalization of ties between the Zionist regime and some treacherous Arab regimes have been doomed to failure,” it added.
While glorifying the lofty status of martyrs of Palestinian Intifada and commemorating the name and memory of the ex-IRGC Quds Force Commander Martyr Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the statement added that the current developments in the region indicate that Zionist regime is in the brink of total annihilation.
The International Quds Day is an annual event opposing Israel’s occupation of Beitul-Muqaddas. Anti-Zionist rallies and demonstrations are held on the last Friday of Ramadan in Muslim and Arab countries around the world, specially in Iran, as well as a large number of non-Muslim states.
The International Quds Day was started by the late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in 1979 as a way of expressing solidarity with the Palestinians and underscoring importance of the holy Quds to Muslims.
In relevant remarks on Wednesday, the IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salami said that the recent series of security incidents for Israel proved that the regime’s security is vulnerable.
Major General Hossein Salami
“Israel’s security bubble has burst,” General Salami said in a televised interview on Wednesday night.
He said the image that the regime had portrayed of itself through psychological operation has been destroyed, adding, “Today, you can see the (real) face of the Zionist regime in its actual proportions.”
The commander cited the back-to-back security incidents that the regime has been suffering over the past one to two months as cases in point that reflect its utter susceptibility.
The maritime incidents that have involved Israeli vessels, Salami said, showed how its trade, 90 percent of which goes through international waters, “can easily suffer serious obstruction.”
General Salami recalled the powerful blast that rocked an Israeli missile factory in the central part of the occupied territories in April and gave rise to a mushroom cloud “really resembling that of a nuclear explosion.”
He mentioned the regime’s claim that the blast had been the result of a test, asking derisively how it had chosen a factory of all places to carry out the so-called test.
As if through a “domino effect,” the incident was ensued by an explosion at the Haifa Chemicals factory, the regime’s announcing that scores of its companies had come under cyber attack, another blast near Ben Gurion Airport, and killing of several Mossad operatives in northern Iraq, General Salami added.
On the political arena too, the regime is “facing disintegration” and could break apart from within, the commander said, citing its being forced to hold four elections without achieving political stability.
According to the general, the Israeli society is also breaking apart at the seams in light of the thousands-strong protest rallies that emerge every Saturday in the occupied territories.
“The Zionist system is breaking apart, faltering, and crumbling from within. Over the past year and a half, they tried to project a powerful image of themselves, namely inflate themselves like a balloon,” General Salami said. The balloon has, however, now burst and showed the extent of the regime’s damageability, he noted.
The geographical contours of the territories occupied by the Israeli regime also leave it open to potential fatal blows, the commander said.
“In some areas, the territories are [only] 14 kilometers in width. Therefore, a first blow can also be the last one,” he said.
“The Zionist regime’s biggest weak point is that whatever tactical measure on its part can also be a strategic defeat, meaning that the regime can be destroyed through just one operation,” General Salami elaborated.
Nor can the Americans come to their assistance, the commander said, “because the contiguity that used to be witnessed in the ranks of the world’s evil and arrogant actors is falling apart.”
The commander said as the “alignment of power” among those parties is falling in disarray, “we are faced with a new political phenomenon across the world and the region.”
The world’s big powers are suffering political decline and inaction both inside and outside this region, he noted.
“Great distances have fallen among them, and they are no longer capable of helping each other out…. Therefore, we are facing disparate political entities, each of which acts in line with its own interests,” the official said.
Also in relevant remarks on Wednesday, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri underlined the Palestinian resistance forces’ increasing power, saying that the Intifada is prepared to uproot the Zionist regime.
Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri
“We warn the Zionist regime, which has recently suffered the bitter and deadly blows of the resistance front and the powerful Palestinian intifada, … that the [current] intifada, which has evolved from ‘stone’ [throwing] to ‘rocket’ [launching] and is on the verge of ‘deterrence’, is readier than ever to uproot the occupiers with the help of the resistance front and the Islamic Ummah,” General Baqeri said.
He said that Quds Day was a big test to prove support for the oppressed Palestinian nation and disavowal from the oppressors incarnate that is the “criminal America and usurper Israel.”
A durable legacy and a strategic initiative by Imam Khomeini, Baqeri said, Quds Day has been regarded as “one of the most important and influential events in the course of resistance and fight of the Muslim and oppressed people of Palestine against oppression, crime and occupation.”
The event “has managed to form the global anti-Zionist movement and an awakening front in the regional and international arena through mobilizing and unifying power in the Islamic world,” he added.
The senior commander called into question Western countries’ claim of advocating human rights as they stood silent on the crimes against the Palestinian nation, asking, “Which global institution or power is responsible for responding to the myriad list of massacres, warmongering, bombings and other crimes in the Islamic world, especially in the occupied territories?”
“Today, the world monitors, counts and provides media coverage of … the number of coronavirus victims around the world, but no one asks who is responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands of those killed, held captive or gone missing from Palestine and other countries where the United States, Europe and the Zionist regime are waging war. And why are they indifferent to the oppression of the Palestinian people and the restoration of their rights, (while) on the contrary, they openly and brazenly support the Zionist aggressors,” he added.
He also took the US responsible for brokering normalization agreements between Israel and certain Arab countries, and said the scheme will fail like other conspiracies, including the Greater Middle East.