Palestinian victory shows end of Israeli bullying: Iran
Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:10AM
This victory is a clear indication that the era of impudence and bullying of the Zionist regime [Israel], as the root of insecurity and aggression in the region, has come to an end and from now on, this regime cannot continue this aggressive trend by relying on its Western allies." Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin MehmanparastIran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says the victory of the Palestinian resistance movement over Israel in the eight-day war on the Gaza Strip denotes that the era of bullying by the Tel Aviv regime has come to an end. “This victory is a clear indication that the era of impudence and bullying of the Zionist regime [Israel], as the root of insecurity and aggression in the region, has come to an end and from now on, this regime cannot continue this aggressive trend by relying on its Western allies,” Ramin Mehmanparast said on Thursday. The triumph was the result of the resistance of the oppressed Palestinians, particularly the people in the besieged Gaza, against the Israeli regime’s military aggression, he added.
The Iranian spokesperson emphasized that it has become a common practice for the Israeli regime to commit criminal acts in the silence of organizations that claim to defend human rights and under the auspices of the Western countries.He expressed Iran’s support for the Palestinian resistance movement and urged Muslim countries to remain vigilant and to strengthen unity in the Muslim world against the Israeli regime. On November 14, the Israeli regime launched a deadly offensive on the blockaded Gaza Strip, which killed more than 160 Palestinians and injured some 1,200 others. In retaliation, Palestinian resistance fighters fired rockets and missiles into the Israeli cities, killing at least five Israelis. On Wednesday, Egypt announced that the Israeli regime and the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas had reached a ceasefire agreement. Under the deal, the Palestinians and Israelis agreed to end all hostilities against each other. But the Israeli regime did not agree to lift the blockade of the Gaza Strip. Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standards of living among the population of about 1.7 million Palestinians. SF/MA/AZ