The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Saturday warned of a “heavy value” for ongoing Israeli airstrikes within the Gaza Strip.
Maj Gen Hossein Salami made the warning in a gathering with Islamic Jihad chief Ziyad al-Nakhalah in Tehran on Saturday.
Nakhalah, who arrived in Tehran on Wednesday, held a sequence of conferences with prime Iranian officers, together with President Ebrahim Raisi, International Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and Supreme Chief’s prime adviser Ali Akbar Velayati.
The go to coincides with Israeli airstrikes in Gaza since Friday, which left 13 Palestinians lifeless and almost 114 others injured, triggering retaliatory rocket fireplace from the Islamic Jihad group.
The assaults got here amid rising tensions throughout the Palestinian territories since Monday when Israeli forces detained Bassam al-Saadi, a senior chief of the Islamic Jihad group, in a raid within the West Financial institution metropolis of Jenin.
In an announcement issued by IRGC, Salami mentioned Israel would pay a “heavy value” for its newest spherical of assaults on Gaza, vowing Iran’s assist for Palestinian resistance teams.
He termed “developments” in Palestine and the “decline of the ability” of Israel as an indication of its “collapse” whereas hailing Palestinian resistance teams, together with Islamic Jihad, for his or her potential and skill to “handle main wars.”
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Pointing to current normalisation between Israel and a few regional states, the highest Iranian commander mentioned Tel Aviv is regularly shifting in the direction of some Arab international locations “as a result of frustration attributable to America’s incapability to assist them”.
“When Palestine positive factors energy and this energy turns into extra seen, the weak spot and incapability of the Zionists turn out to be extra apparent and it turns into harder for them to proceed working,” Salami mentioned, including that this “weak spot” has put Israel “on the trail of destruction”.
He hailed the unity between Palestinian teams as a “superb reality” that he mentioned, “creates vitality, development, and authority for the Islamic resistance of Palestine”.
In 2020, Israel signed US-sponsored agreements to normalise relations with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco, a transfer decried by Palestinians as a “stab within the again”.
For his half, Nakhalah mentioned the Palestinian resistance teams have made “good and efficient progress” by way of army capabilities, stressing that the method will proceed.
He expressed confidence that the Palestinian teams, together with Islamic Jihad, are “in a very good place” and “in a position to retaliate” towards any assaults from Israel.