Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the struggle to liberate Palestine is an obligation and an Islamic goal, adding “everyone must assist the Palestinian nation in this holy struggle”.
“The struggle to liberate Palestine is Jihad in the way of God, and it is an obligation and an Islamic aspirationgoal. Victory in this such a struggle has been guaranteed, because the person who is fightinger, even if he is killed, will achieve receive “one of the two excellent thingsces.” [The Holy Quran 9, Sura at-Tawbah: 52]. Apart from this, the issue of Palestine is a human issue. Driving out millions of human beings from their homes, and farmlands and places of business, and doing so through murder and crimes, troubles everyonebody’s conscience and it inspires opposition in everyone anybody who enjoys courage and determination. Therefore, restrictingg the scope of it this to be a merely a Palestinian issue, or at best, an merely Arab issue, is a grave mistake. Those who consider the concessions made by a few Palestinian elements or rulers of a few Arab countries as a license to sidestep this Islamic and human issue, are making a grave mistake in understanding the matter, and perhaps they are guilty of betrayal for distorting the truth.