Iran Renews Commitment to Jihad Against Israel

Ali Larijani
Ali Larijani / AP
May 3, 2016

Senior Iranian leaders on Tuesday renewed their commitment to violent resistance against Israel during meetings with top leaders of the Islamic Jihad terror group, according to recent remarks.

Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran’s parliament, held a Tuesday meeting in Tehran with Ramadan Abdullah, secretary general of the Islamic Jihad group. Following the powwow, Larijani affirmed Iran’s commitment to the terrorist fight against Israel.

"Intifada is an important opportunity for Palestine and you should endeavor to keep this stream alive and God will help you on the path of Intifada until victory," Larijani was quoted as saying in the country’s state-controlled press.

The Islamic Jihad leader reportedly thanked the Iranian official and claimed that "Intifada is the only way for Palestinians to gain freedom and get rid of their cumbersome situation," according to the report.

Ali Shamkhani, the secretary Iran's Supreme National Security Council, offered similar comments on Monday supporting resistance against Israel.

"All advocates of the Palestinian cause worldwide now share the view that the only way to victory and restoration of the Palestinians’ rights is to rely on people’s determination to continue Islamic resistance," Shamkhani was quoted as saying after his own meeting with Abdullah.

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