The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei lauded Palestinians for their recent victory over the Zionist regime in the 8-day Israeli war on Gaza, and said the war once again showed the necessity for unity among Muslims.
Addressing participants in the International Conference of Muslim Scholars and Islamic Awakening here in Tehran today, The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei praised the “braveries” shown by the Palestinians groups, specially Hamas and Islamic Jihad Movements, in the Gaza war.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said that the Gaza war had important lessons for the Palestinian people and other Muslims, and stated, “The Gaza war showed that if all sides unite with each other and be patient against hardships, God’s promise for emergence of comfort after termination of hardships will come true.”
As regards the lesson of the Gaza war for Muslims, The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said that the development showed that despite the plots hatched by the arrogant power the Islamic world is advancing.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khameneialso said that unity is among the essential needs of the Islamic world, and cautioned about the US-Israeli plot to spark rift among Muslims.
Israel triggered an 8-day fighting by assassinating the military chief of the ruling Hamas group on November 14 followed by dozens of airstrikes on Gaza.
In response, Palestinian groups fired over 1,500 missiles and rockets at Israel.
Palestinian resistance groups targeted Tel Aviv and areas near Jerusalem for the first time in the history of confrontations between the two sides, launching a rocket attack in a major escalation of hostilities as Israel pressed forward with relentless airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
Israel called up thousands of reservists and massed troops along the border with Gaza, signaling a ground invasion of the densely populated seaside strip could be imminent.
But the rocket attacks on areas deep in the occupied territories (Israel) frightened the Israeli regime, and made it drop its aggression plans and ask for third party mediation.
Eventually, a Cairo-mediated ceasefire agreement, which took effect on Wednesday November 21, ended the Israeli attacks, which killed more than 165 Palestinians and injured about 1,269 others.