May 16, 2021 05:54 UTC
  • Iran will continue to support Palestine in face of Israeli aggression, crimes: IRGC Quds Force commander

The commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the Islamic Republic will continue to render support for the Palestinian people and their resistance in the face of relentless acts of aggression and crimes by the Zionist enemy in the Holy Quds and the Gaza Strip.

According to Press TV, Brigadier General Esmail Qaani made the remarks in a phone call with Head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas resistance movement Ismail Haniyeh on Saturday.

According to a statement issued by Hamas, the two sides discussed the latest developments in the Gaza Strip.

Israel has been bombarding the blockaded Gaza Strip for the past several days.

At least 139 Palestinians, including 39 children and 22 women, have been martyred and about 1,000 others injured since Monday.

Hamas’ military wing on Saturday vowed to continue to fire rockets at central Israeli-Occupied Territories after the Israeli military destroyed Al Jalaa tower in Gaza, which housed a number of media outlets.

“After the bombing of the civilian tower in Gaza, residents of Tel Aviv and the center must be on standby,” Abu Ubaida, a Spokesman for the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, said.

During the phone call, the IRGC commander hailed the unique and successful performance of the resistance front in its confrontation with the Zionist regime and its defense for the Palestinian people.

Brigadier General Qaani strongly condemned the brutal crimes of the usurping Zionists against the Palestinians, particularly in Gaza and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in al-Quds.

Haniyah, for his part, pointed to the Israeli regime’s crimes in Gaza and the Holy Quds and the savage killing of Palestinian women and children and emphasized that the fight in al-Quds is the fight of all the Palestinian people.

He also lauded the Islamic Republic’s stance on the need to support the Palestinian people.

Earlier in the day, the IRGC Deputy Commander for Political Affairs, Brigadier General Yadollah Javani said the Zionist regime of Israel is caught off guard and fully encircled by the resistance front.

“Incidents over the past days in the Occupied Territories well displayed the resistance [front]’s capability in confronting the Zionists’ military power and revealed the Zionist regime’s faulted defense system,” Brigadier General Javani said.