Top Commander: West Bank Needs to Change Anti-Occupation Strategy

13921105000481_PhotoIDeputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri underlined that the Palestinians in the West Bank must shift their anti-occupation strategy against Israel to armed resistance, specially following the recent developments in the Gaza Strip.
“The type of struggle in the West Bank should change so that the world will see serious withdrawal of the occupiers,” Jazayeri said on Tuesday.

He noted that the West Bank has high potentials for confrontation with the occupiers, and said, “This capability accompanied by other power elements available to the main owners of the Palestinian territories can return the violated rights of the Palestinians to them.”

General Jazayeri reiterated that Iran supports resistance in the region and it will do its best to get back the righteous rights of the oppressed people of the world, specially those in the region.

He pointed to the silence of the Arab leaders over the savage massacre of the Palestinians by Israel, and said, “The region would not have definitely been facing so much turmoil and chaos if the treacherous and dependent leaders of the region had not existed.”

General Jazayeri further blasted the rulers of certain Arab states, complaining that the Arab reactionary leaders have been acting on behalf of the US and Britain for tens of years.

He said that many of the international bodies established after the World War II have been shaped in line with the objectives of the hegemonic powers and unfortunately those organizations have lacked the necessary and proper efficiency, adding, “Accordingly, some international organizations, specially the UN General Assembly, are to be blamed for global turmoil, wars and massacres.”

In relevant remarks earlier today, Commander of Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi underlined that there is no limit for Iran’s humanitarian and other type assistance to the Palestinian people who are under the Israeli attacks.

“The Iranian nation’s aids to the Palestinian people recognizes no boundary and whatever they need, it will be included in our aids,” Naqdi said in the Northern city of Rasht.

“As Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution (Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei) has stressed, we are fully ready to provide any health and hygiene aid as much as the ground is prepared; the Iranian nation is also ready to supply the Palestinians with food stuff and arms aid,” he added.

Naqdi stressed that the Muslim world is today ready for the annihilation of the Zionist regime and spares no efforts and aids to this end while standing united.

Also, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari on Monday underlined his forces’ readiness to support Palestinian resistance groups in their fight against the Israeli regime.

“We are ready to support the Palestinian resistance in different dimensions,” Jafari told reporters in Tehran on Monday.

“When speaking about defending the Muslims, Shiites and Sunnis are of no difference to us, and our devotion and dedication goes to all the Muslim world and the oppressed” he added.

Jafari underlined that unity among Shiites and Sunnis will soon annihilate the Zionist regime and “we are ready for that day”.

Meantime, he praised the resistance shown by the Palestinian groups, and said, “The Gaza war displayed that the power of the Resistance (front) has no end and has been institutionalized.”

“This power is growing; massive launch of missiles, defusing and repelling the enemy’s ground offensive and upgrading the Palestinians’ threshold of tolerance all testify to this increased power ( of the Palestinian resistance groups),” the IRGC top general said.

Iran has on many occasions helped the Palestinian nation in its fight against the Israeli occupation of their lands.

In July, the Iranian Red Crescent Society announced readiness to dispatch humanitarian aid, and rescue and relief equipment to the oppressed Palestinian people in Gaza who have been under Israel’s brutal attacks.

A few days ago and following first-time remarks by Ayatollah Khamenei, a large number of Iranian Army and IRGC Commanders underlined the necessity for all Islamic countries to supply weapons and military tools and equipment to the Palestinians to help them defend themselves against the Israeli attacks.

“This is the duty of the Muslim world to obey the order of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and arm the Palestinian people so that a powerful response will be given to the Zionist regime,” Commander of the Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan told FNA during the International Quds Day rallies in Tehran.

He said that the operational capacities of resistance groups in the region have made the Zionist regime desperate, and added, “The Zionist regime will not sit to the negotiating table unless the language of force is exercised on them and we have witnessed that the rockets fired by the Palestinians have created such a strange fear among the Zionists and they are now after truce.”

His remarks came after Ayatollah Khamenei strongly condemned the recent Israeli attacks on the Palestinians, and underlined that Palestinians should continue their armed struggle against Tel Aviv.

“We believe the West Bank, too, should be armed just like Gaza and those who are interested in the fate of the Palestinians must work in this respect so that the pains and miseries of the Palestinian people will be decreased due to their mighty hands and the weakness of the Zionist enemy,” he underlined in July.

Israel has been pounding the blockaded Gaza for 29 consecutive days, killing at least 1,865 people and injuring nearly 10,000 others.

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