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News number: 9107126603

17:59 | 2012-12-12

Foriegn Policy

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Hamas: Enemy Plot against Iran-Hamas Ties Thwarted by Supreme Leader

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, appreciated Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei's recent remarks about support for the Palestinian nation and resistance groups, and stressed that his statements foiled the plots hatched to sow discord between Iran and Hamas.



"Right at a time when the region is passing through the most difficult times and faces different plots, religious schemes at top of them, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei with his unifying and insightful statements in the International Conference of Muslim Scholars and Islamic Awakening, drew attention to the main problem in the region and the source of plots and devilishness, that is the filthy Quds Occupying Regime (Israel)," Hamas office in Tehran said in a statement on Wednesday.

Ayatollah Khamenei's righteous appreciation for the unique resistance of Palestinian resistance groups, including Hamas, defused the plots hatched by the enemies to sow discord between the group and the Islamic Republic of Iran, spread rumors about the closure of Hamas office in Tehran and raise "unfounded" allegations against Hamas' leader, the statement read.

During the International Conference of Muslim Scholars and Islamic Awakening held in Tehran on Tuesday, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei lauded Palestinians for their recent victory over the Zionist regime in the 8-day Israeli war on Gaza, and said the war once again showed the necessity for unity among Muslims.

He also praised the "braveries" shown by the Palestinians groups, specially Hamas and Islamic Jihad Movements, in the Gaza war.

The Leader said that the Gaza war had important lessons for the Palestinian people and other Muslims, and stated, "The Gaza war showed that if all sides unite with each other and be patient against hardships, God's promise for emergence of comfort after termination of hardships will come true."

Israel triggered an 8-day fighting by assassinating the military chief of the ruling Hamas group on November 14 followed by dozens of airstrikes on Gaza.

In response, Palestinian groups fired over 1,500 missiles and rockets at Israel.

Palestinian resistance groups targeted Tel Aviv and areas near Jerusalem for the first time in the history of confrontations between the two sides, launching a rocket attack in a major escalation of hostilities as Israel pressed forward with relentless airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

Israel called up thousands of reservists and massed troops along the border with Gaza, signaling a ground invasion of the densely populated seaside strip could be imminent.

But the rocket attacks on areas deep in the occupied territories (Israel) frightened the Israeli regime, and made it drop its aggression plans and ask for third party mediation.

Eventually, a Cairo-mediated ceasefire agreement, which took effect on Wednesday November 21, ended the Israeli attacks, which killed more than 165 Palestinians and injured about 1,269 others.