As Palestinian people are becoming more and more powerful in confronting Israel, the frail regime is increasingly getting closer than ever before to its eventual downfall, a political analyst says.
Sheikh Mehdi Taeb, the founder of the al-Qaim seminary in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad, made the comments during Press TV’s The Debate program, which was aired on Friday night.
“On one side, we have Palestinians who have become more and more powerful, on one side we have the people of this region and the people of the world who have become more aware of the reality of this oppressor regime, and from the other side, what we have here is the weakness of Israel in its system. So, when we combine these two factors together, we see that Israel is going down and we will see the downfall of Israel soon,” he said.
His remarks came hours after Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei delivered an annual speech on the occasion of the International Quds Day.
During his speech, he stressed that today the hope of achieving victory against Israel is stronger than ever as the balance of power has swung in favor of the Palestinians and that the Zionist enemy has become weaker year after year.
In his Friday interview with Press TV, Taeb also said that the existence of this form of occupation on Palestinian territories is sheer injustice, which is growing day by day with the Israeli regime getting increasingly more aggressive every day.
“Let’s not forget that if we are silent today, if we don’t say against the oppression today and against the aggression that is taking place in Palestine today, they will come to each and every one of us in every corner of this world,” he added.
Massoud Shadjareh, the chairman of the London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), who also talked to The Debate program on Friday, stressed that the International Quds Day “is extremely important” in raising awareness about the Palestinians’ stance against Israel’s illegal and military occupation of Palestine.
“I think the illusion that Zionists have created that they are the only democracy in the region and that they are civilized and that Palestinians are barbaric is fading away. The reality is that more and more people awaking to the reality of the brutality of this apartheid system and we are getting even organizations like Human Right Watch identifying Israel as an apartheid state,” he said.
He also stressed that the support from the United States absolutely made it possible for Israel to carry on the level of brutality and crime that they are committing every day.
As for the solution, “the masses need to speak out because unfortunately the leadership of the Western world is not going to intervene and they don’t intervene in any injustice that takes place. So I think this is very important that we as a people need to rise,” Shadjareh added.
The significance of Ayatollah Khamenei’s Quds speech on Friday lies in the fact that there is an urgent need to destroy the fallacy that Zionists forged about their claimed civilized democracy through the mobilization of masses and mobilization of ordinary Palestinians, a move that will ultimately eliminate the last apartheid system which exists today in the whole world, the IHRC chairman stated.
Every year, the occasion falls on the last Friday of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. It has been so named by the late founder of the Islamic Republic in Iran, Imam Khomeini. He has obliged Muslims around the world to rise in demonstration on the occasion in support of the Palestinian cause of liberation from Israeli occupation and aggression.