Iran Leader on Eid al-Fitr holiday: Decline of Israel accelerating
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says the focus of the Muslim world should be on strengthening Palestinian combatants at a time when Israel is fast approaching its end.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with the ambassadors of the Islamic countries in the capital Tehran on Saturday on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
“Today, we are witnessing the gradual decline of the usurping Zionist regime; its speed is even increasing day by day,” the Leader said. “The strategy of the Islamic world should be focused on strengthening the combatant elements inside Palestine.”
Pointing to the increasing waves of support for the Palestinian people around the world, the Leader said the participation of the Europeans in rallies to support the Palestinian people is "very important, that too in the countries that are dependent on the Zionists".
“The more this resistance increases, the weaker the Zionist regime will be, the more apparent its atrocities will become. The truly miserable situation that the Zionist regime is facing today is the result of the Palestinian youth's resistance.”
Elsewhere in his address to the meeting, the Leader said the entire factors during the holy fasting month of Ramadan help to bring the hearts of people closer to one another, either within a country or in the whole Islamic Ummah.
“The authorities of Islamic countries should use this opportunity to create unity and togetherness among the members of the Islamic Ummah. Today, our problem is division, even though the Qur'an forbids division,” Ayatollah Khamenei noted.
If the Islamic Ummah, which is close to two billion today and is spread in the most significant and sensitive geographical areas of the world, were united, the Islamic countries would achieve much more blessings, the Leader said.
Stressing that Palestine is not only an Islamic issue but also a human one, the Leader referred to the Quds Day rallies and marches in Muslim as well as non-Muslim countries, and said, “Anti-Zionist gatherings on the Quds Day in the US and European countries are the result of the increasing revelation of the crimes of the usurping Zionists.”
Ayatollah Khamenei said the deterrence power of the Zionist regime was coming to an end, adding, “Several decades ago, Ben-Gurion, one of the founders of the fake regime, said that whenever our deterrence power ends, we will be destroyed, and now the world is witnessing this fact, and if nothing happens, the end of the usurping regime is near, which is also one of the blessings of the self-effacing Palestinian youth in the West Bank and other occupied areas.”
The Leader described the proclivity towards Islam as the main factor behind the strengthening of Palestinian groups’ fight and added that such achievements did not exist in the periods when Islamic inclinations were of no significance.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the enemies' anti-Islamism was the result of perceiving the power of Islam in strengthening the Palestinian nation and other nations, adding, “Of course, by the grace of God and the vigilance of Muslim nations, this strategy will end up nowhere.”