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Israel's brutal crimes against Palestinians must be exposed to world: Iran's Larijani

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani (4th-R) meets with a Palestinian parliamentary delegation, led by Mahmoud al-Zahar (5th-L), in Tehran on December 22, 2018. (Photo by ICANA)

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has reiterated the Islamic Republic's support for Palestine, stressing the importance of making more efforts to expose brutal crimes committed by the Israeli regime against the oppressed Palestinian nation.

"Criminal measures by this regime (Israel) should be exposed to the world and such disclosure of issues will lead to more support for the Palestinian cause,” Ali Larijani said in a meeting with a Palestinian parliamentary delegation, led by Mahmoud al-Zahar, in Tehran on Saturday.

He added that every honorable human was duty-bound to support the oppressed Palestinian people.

The top Iranian parliamentarian expressed hope that "all countries in the region and across the world will boost their support for the Palestinian resistance movement (Hamas) so that this movement becomes stronger day by day.”

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said in May that Palestine would finally be freed from the clutches of enemies and that Jerusalem al-Quds would be the capital of Palestinian state despite US attempts to distort this reality.

“God willing, Palestine will be liberated from the grip of enemies and America and its stooges will not be able to do a damn thing via-a-vis truth and the divine tradition,” said the Leader.

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Larijani invited to visit Gaza Strip

Zahar, who is also the co-founder of Hamas and a member of the Hamas leadership in the Gaza Strip, hailed Iran's support for the Palestinian people and officially invited Larijani to make a visit to the enclave.

He emphasized that al-Quds was a pivotal issue for all freedom-seeking nations in the world.

The Palestinian parliamentarian praised Iran's stance on a US-sponsored draft resolution seeking to condemn the Palestinian resistance group at the United Nations General Assembly.

On December 6, the draft resolution failed to gain a majority vote as the 193-member General Assembly voted 87-57 in favor of it while 33 members chose to abstain, leaving Washington with a plurality vote that fell short of the two-thirds requirement to adopt the resolution.

The resolution attempted to condemn Hamas for carrying out rocket attacks against Israel and using "airborne incendiary devices" against Israelis living in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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