Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has praised Palestinian resistance movements for firmly standing up to the Israeli military during its recent 50-day aggression on Gaza.
Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with members of Iran’s Assembly of Experts on Thursday that the military achievements of Palestinians against Israel manifested an example of a miracle.
The Leader added that Palestinians had in fact managed to bring the Zionist regime, the symbol of Western power in the region, down to its knees by relying on very limited resources.
Ayatollah Khamenei further said the world is today witnessing a new order, adding that certain countries have failed to understand that, and believe they should stay subordinate to the West.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution was the most important element that challenged the world order, the Leader added, saying that the country ought to become more powerful to play an effective role in the new world order.
Israel started pounding the enclave in early July, inflicting heavy losses on the Palestinian land. Almost 2,140 Palestinians, mostly civilians, including women, children and the elderly, were killed in the 50 days of the Israeli onslaught on Gaza. Around 11,000 others were injured.
Tel Aviv says 69 Israelis were killed in the conflict, but the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas says the number is much higher.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement has said it fired over 3,000 rockets on dozens of Israeli cities during the war Tel Aviv imposed on the besieged Gaza Strip.
The resistance group said that over 60 of the projectiles fired by its al-Quds Brigades landed in main Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv, al-Quds (Jerusalem), Dimona and Netanya.
On August 26, a truce took effect between the Israeli regime and the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas. The truce stipulates the ease of Israel’s seven-year-old blockade on Gaza as well as the provision of a guarantee that Palestinian demands will be met.