The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Perspective from Iran
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Perspective from Iran
Hassan Nourian,

Nowadays, the entire world is witnessing the barbaric behavior of the Zionist regime in occupied Palestine. 900 innocent Palestinian people have been killed, with 260 of them being children and 230 women. The number of injuries has surpassed 2,900 individuals.

A quote by General Moshe Dayan says, “Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.” I consider it all hopeless at this point. We shall have to try to prevent things from coming to that, if at all possible. However, our armed forces are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third.

In 1969, Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir famously said, “There is no such thing as a Palestinian nation, and there never will be.” Such views are still very common in Israel, even today, and there have been dozens of clashes against what they say does not exist abroad, making Palestine the case. Regarding his statement: The letter ‘P’ does not exist in the Arabic language at all, so how can the Palestinian people exist? (In Arabic, the letter ‘F’ is used instead, and the Arabic name for Palestine is “Falestine.”)

The Operation Al-Aqsa Flood was a spontaneous move by the resistance groups and the oppressed Palestinian people in defense of their inalienable and undeniable rights. It is the Palestinians’ natural reaction to the warmongering, provocative, and incendiary policies of the Zionists, especially the extremist and adventurous prime minister of the usurping regime.

It is not possible to take the land, territories, and homes of a nation step by step through the use of force and violence and displace its owners. So, nearly 3 million people are imprisoned and deprived of many of the blessings of life in a piece of land the size of a small city, depriving them of the right to independence and an honorable life.

The Palestinian people’s inalienable right to defend themselves, their land, and their sanctities against occupation, aggression, daily violations, and organized terror by the Zionist regime is a natural and legitimate right in line with all recognized international standards and the fundamental principles of international law.

Therefore, the main responsibility for what is happening in Gaza and the occupied territories these days lies with the occupying, totalitarian regime, which holds an extreme ethnic, religious, and racist ideology that disregards all international laws, United Nations resolutions, and the requests and warnings of international organizations.

On one hand, the continuation of the desecration of Islam’s holy sites and the first Qibla of Muslims by extremist and racist Zionists in recent months and weeks, and the persistence of the Zionist regime’s policy of killing, committing crimes, and committing acts of aggression against the oppressed Palestinian people, especially women, children, and Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, amid the silence and inaction of the international community and fake human rights defenders, have left the Palestinian nation and resistance no choice but to resist and rely on their inherent strength in the face of the Zionists.

Double standards represent the most serious example of human rights violations.

The Islamic Republic of Iran reaffirms the inherent and legal right of Palestinians to defend themselves against the crimes of the usurpers of Palestine that have been ongoing for 75 years. The Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, declared: The supporters of the Zionist regime and some people within the regime have been making jokes in the last two or three days, implying that Iran is behind these movements; they are wrong. We defend Palestine; we honor the resourceful and intelligent designers of the Palestinian youth, but this work is the work of the Palestinians themselves.

Iran also holds the Zionist occupiers and their supporters responsible for the continuation and escalation of violence and atrocities against the Palestinians. Iran calls on Muslim countries to support al-Aqsa Mosque and the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people. The Islamic Republic of Iran has proposed to host an extraordinary meeting of the Islamic Cooperation Organization so that the leaders of these countries can exchange viewpoints on the critical situation of the Palestinian people and reach a strong, definite decision against the international crimes of the Zionist regime.

The Zionists are trying to use their own and the West’s media power to portray the oppressed and the oppressor as the opposite and distort public opinion worldwide.

In the days when Muslim nations are holding gatherings and celebrating the birth anniversary of the beloved Prophet of Islam, it would be appropriate to use this opportunity to support the oppressed brothers and sisters of Palestine and be the voice of the oppressed in all parts of the world.

According to the divine promise in the Holy Quran, we believe that, in the end, the oppressed will be the victors in this arena, and God willing, the victory of the Palestinian people and the freedom of the holy city are within reach.


The writer is the Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Karachi.