A senior adviser to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expresses support for an attack Hamas launched against Israel, calling it a “proud operation.”
“We support the proud operation of Al-Aqsa Flood,” Yahya Rahim Safavi says at a meeting held in support of Palestinian children in Tehran, quoted by ISNA news agency.
“We support this operation, and we are sure that the resistance front also supports this issue,” says Safavi, who is a senior general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Safavi expressed backing for the Palestinian terrorists “until the liberation of Palestine and Jerusalem.”
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani also hailed the Palestinian terror assault on Israel.
“Today’s operation marked a new page in the field of resistance and armed operations against the occupiers,” he says.
“The resistance has so far achieved brilliant victories during this operation, and this is a bright spot in the history of the Palestinian people’s struggle against the Zionists.”
At a parliament session on Saturday, Iranian lawmakers chanted “Down with Israel,” “Down with America,” and “Welcome Palestine,” according to a video published by Tasnim news agency.
Iran, which hosted leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad in June, considers Israel its arch-enemy.