DUBAI, Might 21 (Reuters) – Iranian Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday known as on Muslim states to assist Palestinians militarily and financially and assist rebuild Gaza after an 11-day battle with Israel, Iranian media reported.
Iran, which doesn’t recognise Israel, helps the Islamist militants of Hamas, who rule the Gaza Strip.
Hamas and the Islamic Jihad group fired a whole lot of rockets into Israel earlier than Friday’s truce, though Israel mentioned its “Iron Dome” defence system had shot down nearly all of them.
“Muslim states should sincerely assist the Palestinian folks, by army…or monetary assist …or in rebuilding Gaza’s infrastructure,” Khamenei mentioned in an announcement. He urged Muslims to demand that their governments again Palestinians.
“All influential parts of (Israel’s) regime and the prison (Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu should be prosecuted by worldwide and unbiased courts,” Khamenei mentioned.
Iran’s International Ministry earlier mentioned Palestinians had received a “historic victory” over Israel.
“Congratulations to our Palestinian sisters & brothers for the historic victory. Your resistance compelled the aggressor to retreat,” ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh tweeted.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards mentioned in an announcement: “The intifada (Palestinian rebellion) has gone from utilizing stones to highly effective, exact missiles … and sooner or later the Zionists (Israel) can count on to endure lethal blows from throughout the occupied territories.”
Leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad have praised Iran’s monetary and army assist, however Tehran has not often confirmed its weapons provide. However Khamenei final yr hailed Tehran’s provide of arms, saying Iran had reworked the army stability of energy between Israel and the Palestinians.