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Velayati: Palestinian Resistance Weakening ’Israel’

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Years of Palestinian resistance have weakened the Zionist entity and put the occupation force on the back foot, paving the way for great victories against the Tel Aviv regime, senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said.

Ali Akbar Velayati

In a video message to the al-Quds Day conference in the besieged Gaza Strip on Thursday, Ali Akbar Velayati said that 40 years after Imam Khomeini's declaration of Ramadan's last Friday as the International Quds Day, Palestinians have been able to push back "Israeli" occupation forces and "reverse the regime's expansionism."

"Although the past 40 years have had its own ups and downs, magnificent victories have been achieved such as the liberation of southern Lebanon, the liberation of Gaza and "Israel's" constant defeats in wars of aggression against resistance forces in Gaza and Lebanon," Velayati added.

In the same respect, Velayati noted that the Tel Aviv regime came into existence due to "treacherous" deeds by the UK and other Western nations 70 years ago, an event Palestinians refer to as Nakba, or literally "the disaster."

"The UK and France first partitioned the countries in the region and then disarmed the Palestinian nation and made them easy prey for armed-to-the-teeth Zionists," he added.

"Nakba is not a disaster bound to a certain period of time," Velayati said. "It's an ongoing disaster that we live each second."

"Seventy years later, however, the Palestinian people remain refugees but still maintain their strong and powerful identity."

Relatively, Velayati noted that the "sad" status quo in the Muslim world, where some Islamic governments are "secretly" supporting "Israeli" crimes, has emboldened US President Donald Trump to speak of a so-called "deal of century" for resolving the "Israeli"-Palestinian conflict.

"Looks like Trump is planning to hand "Israelis" all they want by forcing a shameful solution upon Arabs and the Palestinians, and he already has the support of some Arab leaders," he argued.

"However, those leaders, no matter how young and inexperienced, do not have the guts to make their support public as it goes against the will of all Muslim nations," Velayati added, taking an indirect jab at Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who is known to have established secret ties with Tel Aviv.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

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