Addressing hundreds of officials and people from various walks of life as well as ambassadors and charge d’affairs of Muslim countries on the occasion of the auspicious Eid-al-Fitr (Fast breaking feast) in Tehran on Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamenei said Muslim governments should set aside political and non-political differences to help the oppressed in Gaza.
“Setting aside differences, the world of Islam should use all its potential to meet needs of the people of Gaza and while countering impudent crimes of Zionists, Muslim world should voice hatred and disavow of Zionist allies, especially the US and the UK,” he said.
Ayatollah Khamenei felicitated all Muslim nations on Eid-al-Fitr, and said, “Unfortunately, contrary to Islamic injunctions, today political and power mongering motivations have divided Muslim Ummah.”
The Supreme Leader invited Muslim countriesˈ officials to set aside such motivations and opt for the establishment of a united, powerful and capable Ummah.
“If power mongering, dependences and corruptions fail to divide the world of Islam, no arrogant power would dare to invade and make aggression on Muslim countries or seek ransom from them,” he said.
Stressing that the Zionistsˈ impudence in massacring people in Gaza is the result of rift in the world of Islam, Ayatollah Khamenei said secret censorship in the west does not allow western nations to be informed of the depth of Gaza events. “The crimes are so heinous and heart rending that reflection of even part of it by the western media has shocked non-Muslim nations and brought them to streets.”
“Our clear message to Muslim governments is to rise up to assist the oppressed people and show that the world of Islam will not keep silent in face of tyranny and injustice. To meet the goal, Muslim governments should ignore political and non-political differences and get united in rushing aid to the oppressed who are in clutches of the blood soaking Zionist wolves,” he underlined.
The Supreme Leader said open support of the arrogant powers, including the US and the UK, and the explicit or implicit confirmation of Zionistsˈ crimes by the international communities, including the UN, is complicity in the crimes of the blood soaking regime.
“Muslim nations and Muslim governments have the duty to disavow of allies and supporters of the criminals ruling over Tel Aviv and economically and politically confront them if possible,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Israel has been pounding the blockaded Gaza for 22 consecutive days, killing at least 1,100 people and injuring more than 6,500 others.
An elementary school packed with hundreds of Palestinian evacuees seeking shelter under UN protection came under heavy Israeli fire Thursday, leaving 17 people dead and more than 200 wounded, including women, children and infants.