Ayatollah Khamenei: Israel Understands Only Language of Force
TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said the only language that criminal Israel understands is the language of force, urging Palestinians to increase their power to force Zionists to stop their crimes.
“Zionists do not understand any language except the language of force,” Ayatollah Khamenei said during a virtual meeting with a number of representatives of student organizations, adding, “They [Palestinians] should increase their power… to force them to stop their crimes and to give in to truth and justice.”
During the meeting that was held on Tuesday, the Supreme Leader described the recent events in Afghanistan and Palestine as two bitter and heart-rending events in the Islamic world.
He said, “It is my duty to express my sorrow over the two bitter and bloody incidents in the world of Islam. One is the bitter, harrowing tragedy in Afghanistan and the martyrdom of innocent, young schoolgirls who were attacked without being guilty of any crime. May God's curse be on those who spread crimes to such an extent that they murdered a large number of innocent, teenaged girls.”
Pointing to the recent events of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Palestine and Holy Quds, the Leader stated, “These crimes are taking place before the eyes of the world people. It is really everyone's duty to take a stance and condemn this wicked, criminal, barbaric behavior of the Zionists in recent days.”
“Fortunately, the Palestinians are awake and firm. They must continue on this path. They must increase their power, stand strong and confront them [Israelis]. They must force them to stop their crimes and to surrender to truth and justice,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
At least 21 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
Earlier on Monday tensions at the compound, the third holiest in Islam which is also revered by Jews, escalated with more than 300 Palestinians wounded when Israeli police stormed the mosque, firing rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas.
In relevant remarks on Tuesday, the Iranian parliament in a statement condemned Israel’s recent crimes against the Palestinians in the al-Aqsa Mosque and Gaza, and vowed that the holy Quds will be liberated by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force.
“Resistance is the only way to confront the criminal regime of Israel, and the resistance groups will defend the Palestinian cause with maximum preparedness and power until historic Palestine from the River to the Sea is liberated completely,” said the statement read by senior member of the parliament’s Presiding Board Seyed Mohsen Dehnavi.
“The axis of resistance, led by the Qods Force and with the help of the spirit of the martyrs of the resistance, specially the great resistance fighter (former commander of the IRGC Qods Force), martyr (Lieutenant General) Haj Qassem Soleimani, will liberate the land of Palestine from the claws of the evil regime. Quds will be liberated by the Qods Force,” it added.
“While condemning the crimes of the Israeli occupying regime, the Iranian parliament expresses its sympathy and solidarity with the Palestinian people, parliament and MPs, and declares its full readiness to render any assistance to the oppressed Palestinian people. While emphasizing the need for internal unity among the Palestinians, we see resistance as the only way to liberate Palestine and ask the Muslim nations of the region to help their Palestinian brothers and sisters,” the statement said.
It also blasted the UN for silence on the Israeli crimes against the Palestinians, as well as certain Arab states for normalizing relations with the Zionist regime.