Sunday Nov 18, 201203:56 PM GMT
Iran top cleric blames Arab leaders for Israel attack on Gaza
Palestinian civil defense staff carry a survivor on a stretcher after she was pulled out from under the rubble of a destroyed house following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City on November 18, 2012.
Palestinian civil defense staff carry a survivor on a stretcher after she was pulled out from under the rubble of a destroyed house following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City on November 18, 2012.
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A senior Iranian cleric with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has blamed the Arab leaders for showing green light to Israel to launch its ongoing aggression against the Gaza Strip.


“The Zionist regime’s renewed attack on Gaza, which unveils the evil nature of this regime...is aimed at deflecting the public opinion from their [Israel and the West's] failure Syria and is the consequence of the Arab leaders’ green light,” Abdollah Haji Sadeqi, who represents the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in the IRGC, said on Sunday.

“Without a green light shown by the heads of colonialist governments, Israel could not have committed such a crime,” the cleric added.

Haji Sadeqi also heaped scorn on the Arab governments for their silence over the ongoing crimes in Gaza, saying: “The indifference of the Arab countries [toward the situation in Gaza] is tantamount to indifference to Islam and the fate of their own nations.”

He stated that the Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip is also aimed at diverting attention from the failure of Tel Aviv and Washington in their attempts to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Earlier on Sunday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi slammed the international community’s indifference to the Israeli regime’s aggression against the Gaza Strip.

The Iranian minister said “Arab countries and particularly the Arab League and Muslim countries” should focus all their attention on the main enemy and take practical measures to help the innocent people of Gaza.

At least 70 Palestinians have been killed and more than 400 others wounded since Wednesday, when the recent Israeli attacks against the Gaza Strip began. Many Palestinian women and children have been among the fatalities.

Israeli aircraft also bombed Hamas’ government buildings in the Palestinian territory on Saturday. The Tel Aviv regime also authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists, preparing for a possible ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.

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