IP- In a phone conversation with Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the Hamas Political Bureau, the Iranian Foreign Minister strongly condemned the desecration of the holy site of Al-Aqsa Mosque by the Zionist regime.

Iran PressIran News: The Israeli regime's troops attacked the Palestinian worshipers gathered in al-Aqsa Mosque, firing rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas, and stun grenades at them during the assault in the early morning. The regime's troops have also stormed into the mosque and attacked the worshipers, injuring and arresting people.

Hossein Amir Abdullahian stated: "Undoubtedly, the Zionist regime has become too weak to withstand the uprising of the Palestinian people and the resistance that created the epic of the operation Al-Quds Sword."

"Today, the resistance is at its best, while the Zionist terrorist regime is weakest, the Islamic Republic of Iran loudly supports the formation of a unified Palestinian state throughout the historic land of Palestine, with al-Quds as its capital", he added.

Amir Abdullahian also called the desecration of Al-Aqsa Mosque one of the negative consequences of normalizing the few Arab-Islamic countries' relations with the fake Israeli regime and stressed: It is necessary to support the nation that heroically defends the dignity and honor of the Islamic Ummah and not the usurpers of the Holy Quds and the motherland of the Palestinians. 

Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Hamas' political bureau, also stressed that Palestine today is faced with two options: accepting the Judaization of Al-Aqsa Mosque or resisting the Zionist regime and that the Palestinian people and resistance groups have chosen the path of resistance.

Israeli forces attacked Palestinian worshippers inside al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem in a pre-dawn raid on Friday.

More than 50 people were injured as Israeli security officers fired rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas, and stun grenades inside the courtyards and prayer halls of the mosque.

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The Palestine Red Crescent said 59 people have been evacuated from the mosque and transferred to nearby hospitals, including seven with upper-body wounds. More people are being evacuated and treated as Israeli forces continue to assault worshippers. 

The clashes occurred just hours after the regime’s forces killed another Palestinian in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

Palestine’s official Wafa news agency said 17-year-old Palestinian, Shawkat Kamal Abed, succumbed to his wounds a day after being shot during an attack conducted by Israeli forces in Kafr Dan village, northwest of Jenin.

The Palestinian teenager (pictured below) was transferred to Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin for treatment before succumbing to his wounds.

Announcing the death of Kamal Abed, the Palestinian Health Ministry said the latest fatality brought to seven the number of Palestinians killed across the occupied territory in less than 48 hours.

Fawaz Hamayel, from the town of Beita in the south of Nablus, succumbed to gunshot wounds by the Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday. Shas Kammaji, the brother of the Palestinian prisoner Ayham Kammaji, was killed in clashes in the town of Kafr Dan, west of Jenin, and Israeli soldiers fatally shot mustafa Faisal Abu al-Rub at the western entrance to Jenin.

Tensions had escalated in the occupied land since last Thursday when Palestinians launched a retaliatory attack in the heart of Israel, Tel Aviv, as part of their resistance to the intensified Israeli crackdown. Since then, Israeli forces have been carrying out raids in different towns, especially in Jenin.

The attack was conducted when a Palestinian youth, identified as Raad Fathi Hazem, entered a pub on a crowded main street in Tel Aviv and began firing his weapon.

The 28-year-old, a resident of the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, was killed by Israeli forces in a pre-dawn firefight near a mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan.

Palestinian resistance groups and the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah hailed Hazem’s action as a “heroic operation.”

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has also strongly condemned the Zionists’ shameless desecration of the sacred places in Palestine and their raid on fasting worshippers in the al-Aqsa Mosque.

Khatibzadeh warned against the continuation of brutal and terrorist acts of the occupiers in al-Quds and occupied Palestine.

Criticizing the normalization of relations between some Arab countries and Israel, Khatibzadeh added that these crimes, which constitute a gross violation of international law and human rights, prove more than ever that the risky move by heads of state of some Islamic countries to normalize ties with the fake Zionist regime will not result in a change of behavior on the part of this entity that is by nature inclined to shed blood and create crises.


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