Israel will again attack Gaza: Iranian minister

January 22nd, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Tehran, Jan 22 (IANS) Iranian Defence Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar has said that Israel will attack Gaza again in the coming months, official news agency IRNA reported Thursday. “Certain reports indicate that Israel will in the coming months launch an attack on Gaza again. Israel’s rejection of the UN Security Council resolution can be an indication of this,” Najjar told reporters here Wednesday.

He said he was confident that Palestinian resistance movement will meet its long-term objectives. “The victory promises a yet bigger victory, that is liberation of holy Qods and the occupied territories,” he added.

“After 22-day war, we’ve been witnessing that Israel failed to meet all its pre-announced military and political objectives. Israel wanted to topple the Palestinian popular government, remove resistance and reverse the security equation within Gaza but to no avail.

“Rather, legitimacy and power of resistance on both domestic and international scales increased as a result. We see that besides public opinion in Muslim states, the international public opinion are supporting Palestinian resistance.”

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