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Leader’s advisor: Palestine's successful operation accelerates collapse of Israel

Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the "successful" large-scale operation of Palestinians against Israel will definitely accelerate and facilitate the regime's collapse and its imminent elimination.

Ali Akbar Velayati, who is also the secretary general of World Assembly of Islamic Awakening, made the remarks in a Saturday message to the head of the political bureau of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, and Ziad al-Nakhaleh, the secretary-general of Islamic Jihad movement.

"The era of domination and tyranny of the terrorist Zionist regime has come to an end," Velayati said.

He added that the ongoing developments in the occupied territories are just a small manifestation of the power of the Islamic resistance front in Palestine.

Velayati said the operation by the Palestinian resistance movement against the "criminal" Israeli regime was a "big victory" which caused horror and astonishment for the enemies and happiness of Muslims in all parts of the world, especially in West Asia.

The senior Iranian official said the Operation al-Aqsa Storm was a response to Israel's constant crimes in the occupied territories.

"It has definitely made a fundamental change in the power balance in the occupied Palestine and put the Zionist regime in a position of weakness more than ever before," Velayati pointed out.

He said Palestinians' "big and strategic" victory was a serious warning to all those who compromise with Israel, adding that more victories would be achieved until the collapse of the criminal regime.

Palestinian resistance fighters staged a surprise, large-scale operation early Saturday in response to the desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque and increased settler violence.

Reports say at least 200 Israelis have been killed and over 1,100 injured so far as a result of the surprise Palestinian offensive that was launched on Saturday. The operation combined fighters crossing the fence into Israeli occupied cities with a heavy barrage of rockets from the besieged Gaza Strip.

In response to the Palestinians' operation, Israel carried out heavy bombardment across the besieged Gaza Strip which according to Palestinian medical authorities killed nearly 200 people and injured 1,610 others.

A large number of buildings, homes and public facilities have also been badly damaged due to heavy Israeli bombardments.

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