Iran’s Revolutionary Guards commander hails the Palestinian terrorists who have peppered Israel with rocket fire in the Gaza Strip’s latest conflict.
“Today we are witnessing the birth of a new Palestine… fighting with missiles,” Major General Hossein Salami says at a pro-Palestinian rally in central Tehran’s Imam Hossein Square.
“A new Israel has also emerged, one that is broken, frustrated, downcast, that has lost confidence in itself,” says Salami, whose country supports the Islamist groups in Gaza firing rockets at its foe.
The general, who heads the ideological arm of Iran’s military, says the suspension last week of international flights to Israel’s Tel Aviv airport because of rocket fire was “a first.”
“The battle for Palestine is not only one of the Palestinians against the Israelis,” he says, but one that “symbolizes the battle of Muslims against world arrogance,” the Islamic republic’s term for the West.