Head of the highly effective Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps tells Palestinian Islamic Jihad chief ‘we’re with you on this path till the tip’.
Palestinians are “not alone” of their struggle in opposition to Israel, the top of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) mentioned, as they confronted a second day of air raids on Gaza.
“Right now, all of the anti-Zionist jihadi capabilities are on the scene in a united formation working to liberate Jerusalem and uphold the rights of the Palestinian individuals,” IRGC’s Main-Normal Hossein Salami mentioned in an announcement on its Sepah Information web site.
“We’re with you on this path till the tip, and let Palestine and the Palestinians know that they don’t seem to be alone,” he instructed the visiting chief of the Islamic Jihad group, Ziad al-Nakhala, throughout a gathering in Tehran.
Israel has mentioned it launched a “preemptive” operation in opposition to Islamic Jihad on Friday to avert an imminent assault following days of tensions alongside the Gaza border.
A senior commander of the group was killed in an air raid on Gaza Metropolis on Friday, one among a wave of assaults on the territory.
The Gaza well being ministry mentioned a five-year-old lady was amongst 15 individuals killed by the Israeli bombardment. Greater than 100 others have been wounded.
Palestinian fighters hit again with a barrage of rocket hearth into Israel within the territory’s worst flare-up since a battle final yr.
Israeli forces proceed to focus on the Gaza Strip with air assaults for a second day.
Nida Ibrahim explains that tensions have been excessive since Israeli forces arrested an Islamic Jihad chief within the occupied West Financial institution on Monday ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/zX2okqgBdi
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Salami confused the Palestinian response confirmed “a brand new chapter” has begun and Israel “pays one other heavy worth for the latest crime”.
“The Palestinian resistance is stronger at the moment than prior to now,” he mentioned, including armed teams have discovered “the flexibility to handle main wars”.
Iran’s overseas ministry condemned Israel’s “brutal assault” on Gaza.
President Ebrahim Raisi mentioned Israel has “as soon as once more confirmed its occupying and aggressive nature to the world”, in keeping with an announcement from his workplace.
Iran is a backer of Islamic Jihad and al-Nakhala met Raisi and different officers throughout his go to.
Israel has accused Iran of smuggling weapons to Palestinian teams in Gaza. In March final yr, it mentioned it intercepted two Iranian drones laden with weapons for Gaza.