Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have expressed their gratitude to the Islamic Republic of Iran for helping them during the recent eight-day Israeli war. Palestinians have installed large billboards on three major road junctions in the besieged strip reading "Thank you Iran." Iran supplied Palestinian resistance movements with the technology to develop Fajr-5 missiles, which hit Tel Aviv and al-Quds (Jerusalem).
The rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip in response to an Israeli onslaught on the besieged territory from November 14 to 21, 2012, in which over 160 Palestinians, including many women and children, were killed and about 1,200 others were injured.On November 21, Egypt announced that the Israeli regime and the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, had reached a cease-fire agreement under which the Palestinians and Israelis agreed to end all hostilities. Earlier today, Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) said that the first shipment of the Islamic Republic’s humanitarian aid for Gaza is ready to be sent to the coastal strip. IRCS director for international affairs Shahabeddin Mohammadi Eraqi said on Wednesday that the organization has prepared the aid consignment according to a list of people’s needs provided by the office of Palestine Red Crescent Society in Gaza. The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli blockade since June 2007, which has resulted in mass unemployment, extreme poverty and food price hikes. The Israeli regime has repeatedly refused to lift the blockade of the Gaza Strip. TNP/SZH/SS