A senior adviser to the Leader of the Islamic revolution, and former foreign minister, Ali Akbar Velayati has stressed that the only way to salvage Palestine is to stand up to and resist the excessive demands of the Zionists.

Iran news: According to an Iran Press report, Velayati made the comment in a meeting on Saturday with a Palestinian parliamentary delegation in Tehran, led by Mahmoud al-Zahar, the co-founder and member of the Hamas leadership in Gaza.

In further comments Ali Akbar Velayati emphasised the need to support the Palestinian struggle, and the need to resist the Zionists, congratulating the Palestinian delegation on the victories already achieved against the Israeli regime. Velayati said the axis of resistance is becoming stronger by the day.

At the meeting, the head of the Palestinain parliamentary delegation, Mahmoud al-Zahar praised Iran for supporting Palestine.

Zahar then praised Iran’s opposition to the resolutions that the US proposes against Palestine in the United Nations.

Also on December 22, the speaker of Iran's parliament, Ali Larijani met with Mahmoud al-Zahar and has stressed the need for publicizing Israeli crimes, and supporting the cause of Palestine.

The speaker of Iran's parliament, has emphasized the need for publicizing the Zionist regime's on-going crimes against Palestinians as much as possible.

Gaza has been under a crippling Israeli-imposed siege since 2007 and witnessed three wars since 2008. It has also witnessed a fresh wave of tensions since 30 March 2018, which marked the start of 'The Great March of Return' protests.

Israeli soldiers and snipers use 'live rounds' against unarmed peaceful protesters, something which has been widely condemned by the international community.

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