Friday, July 12, 2024

IRGC Quds Force chief: Palestinians slapped Israel in face

Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Esmail Qa’ani has stated that the Palestinian youth slapped the Zionist regime in the face during its raid on the West Bank city of Jenin.

“Today, we witnessed the Zionist regime mobilizing all its forces in the Jenin camp, but the Palestinian youths struck them in their faces,” Qaani said during a speech on Wednesday morning.

The senior commander highlighted the significance of self-defense capabilities as well as defending others, affirming, “The Palestinian children have never been as dignified and steadfast as they are today, while the criminal Israelis face many difficulties, divisions, and misfortunes, like never before.”

He added that the “children of Palestine have learned from the Islamic Revolution to live with dignity and fight with honor.”

Addressing a letter by former Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett titled “A Letter to the Silent Zionist People,” Qaani stressed, “In his 26 to 27-page letter, Bennett describes the calamities that this regime is facing in economic, military, ethical, women’s issues, and other matters, spanning six to seven pages. In the end, Bennett says, ‘The Jews had two periods of governance; the first one lasted 80 years, and conflicts escalated until the government fell. Then, they formed a government that lasted 75 years, and conflicts escalated until it fell.’ The former prime minister of the Zionist regime says, ‘The conflicts in our state have never been as significant as those in this government.’”

Qaani said that today, “We witnessed the Zionist regime mobilizing all its forces in the Jenin camp, but the Palestinian youth stand up against them. Some days, the Palestinians carry out more than 30 operations in the West Bank against the Zionist regime.”

Reiterating a quote from the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei who said that the cost of compromise is greater than the cost of resistance, Qaani added that today “the resistance has proven itself in the defense arena.”

After a 44-hour-long incursion, Israeli troops finally withdrew from Jenin on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. At least 13 Palestinians have been killed in Jenin and one in Ramallah. The Palestinian Red Crescent announced it has evacuated about 3,000 people from the Jenin camp, where some 14,000 people live in an area of less than half a square kilometer.

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