Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has hailed the great victory of the Palestinian resistance movement against Israel, saying Zionists have reached the end of the line.
“Zionists have reached the end of the road and have no choice but to recognize and yield to the absolute right of the Palestinian nation,” Ahmadinejad said in a telephone conversation with democratically-elected Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Saturday.
He added that the path chosen by the people in the Gaza Strip and the resistance movements would lead to dignity and freedom of all of Palestine.
The Iranian chief executive expressed hope for the liberation of the holy al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the establishment of justice across the globe through joint efforts of all Muslim nations.
Haniyeh, for his part, thanked the support of the Iranian government and nation for the Palestinian people against brutal attacks of the Israeli regime.
The Palestinian people firmly insist on their principles and will never withdraw from their stance, he said.
An Egypt-mediated ceasefire agreement on Wednesday ended eight days of Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip that killed more than 160 Palestinians and injured about 1,200 others.
The resistance fighters incessantly fired rockets and missiles into the occupied lands during the eight-day Israeli war on Gaza, killing at least five Israelis, in retaliation for the fatal attacks on the besieged Palestinian territory.
However, in violation of the truce, Israeli troops killed a Palestinian man and injured at least 19 others in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip on Friday.