The Islamic Republic of Iran; a constant supporter of the oppressed people of Palestine

The victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran caused a new attitude and power in the region and the world. The change of government in Iran changed the foreign policy priorities of the regime. One of the most important concerns of the Islamic Revolution in the international arena was anti-arrogance and support for the oppressed of the world.

One of the countries whose people were greatly oppressed was the Palestinian people, whose land was occupied by the Zionist regime in 1948. With the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the issue of Palestine became more and more important. Especially with the naming of the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as “International Quds Day” by Imam Khomeini, in addition to reflecting Iran’s strong positions in defense of the oppressed Palestinian nation in the international arena, it also revived the Palestinian fighters and encouraged them to continue the fight against the occupying regime in Al-Quds.

After the demise of Imam Khomeini and during the leadership of Ayatollah Imam Khamenei, Iran’s position has been as in the past in defense of the oppressed people of Palestine, and during these years, Palestinian leaders and officials have always maintained good relations with the Islamic Republic, and many times, by meeting with the Supreme Leader of the Revolution, they have benefited from his guiding statements. In one of the last meetings, Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Hamas’ political bureau, sent a letter to the Supreme Leader informing him of the plan to annex the West Bank to the occupied territories by the occupying Zionist regime and the latest developments in the country. Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, also conveyed his message to Mr. Ismail Haniyeh in a letter. The text of the message is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Dear mujahid brother, Mr. Ismail Haniyeh (may your achievements continue),

Honorable Chairman of the Political Bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement of Palestinian Hamas,

Salam Alaykum,

I carefully read your letter about recent developments in dear Palestine. I thank the Glorious God that the Resistance movement of Palestine with its jihad and resistance has weakened and frustrated the plots of the US and the Zionist regime and brought dignity and honor to the Islamic nation. I also thank you brave Mujahid.

The abject enemy, which has suffered irreversible defeats in the field, is pursuing its strategy of expansionism and violation of the legitimate rights of Palestinians. Primarily, they do this by exerting economic pressures and laying siege to the oppressed area of Gaza, and secondly, they use the trickery of negotiations and proposing peace and compromise. However, with the logic of reason and experience, the Resistance movement and the brave Palestinian nation have refused to accept their threats and their enticements. They continue to – as they have done in the past – tread the path of dignity and honor with exemplary steadfastness. By Allah’s favor, they will continue on the same straight path after this too. Preserving the vigilance, unity and solidarity of the Palestinian people and Palestinian groups will certainly help foil the enemy’s sinister plots and bring divine assistance.

As before, the Islamic Republic, based on its religious and humane duty and based on the ideological principles of the Islamic Revolution, will not spare any effort to support the oppressed people of Palestine, to revive their rights, and to eliminate the evil threat posed by the fraudulent, usurping Zionist regime. I pray that God, the Exalted, will increase your dignity and power.

May Allah’ greetings and mercy be upon you,

Sayyid Ali Khamenei

It is worth mentioning that the Zionist regime, with the efforts of Benjamin Netanyahu, intends to annex the West Bank to the occupied territories by using the so-called Middle East peace plan or the deal of the century presented by Donald Trump, which has caused great anger and disgust among the Palestinians, as well as international reactions to the Zionist regime.

In the meantime, the Islamic Republic of Iran, under the leadership of Ayatollah Khamenei, is pursuing the rights of the Palestinian oppressed as in the past, and in this way will not spare any effort until the complete liberation of Quds and the possibility of determining the fate of the Palestinians by their own hands, and according to the Supreme Leader’s order, God willing, Israel will not see the next 25 years.