Amir-Abdollahian calls Haniyeh, condemns Israeli storming of Al-Aqsa
Iran's FM condemns Israeli violations against Palestinians in Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Hamas leader hails Iran's stance in supporting the Palestinian cause.
Hamas' head of Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh received Friday a phone call from Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.
During the call, Amir-Abdollahian condemned the Israeli occupation's violations against Palestinians in Al-Aqsa Mosque in Al-Quds and expressed his country's support for the Palestinian people and their legitimate rights, the Iranian Foreign Minister pointed out.
"Israel" is in its weakest conditions
In a statement, the ministry mentioned that Amir-Abdollahian "referred to the Zionist regime's action in attacking the worshipers and desecrating Al-Aqsa Mosque as the negative effects of normalizing relations by a few Arab-Islamic countries with the fake Israeli regime."
The Iranian minister highlighted that the Resistance is in its best position, while "the Zionist terrorist regime is in its weakest conditions."
"The Islamic Republic of Iran supports formation of an integrated Palestinian government in Palestine with Holy Quds as its capital," Amir-Abdollahian underscored.
A year after Seif Al-Quds, the Israeli occupation repeats its atrocious acts against #Palestinians and the sanctity of #AlAqsa, launching gas canisters into the mosque, attacking worshipers, and arresting them en masse.#Palestine #PalestineUnderAttack #AlAqsaUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/4oWhP9MmCW— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) April 15, 2022
Attempts to take control of Al-Aqsa will not succeed
For his part, Haniyeh hailed Iran's stance in supporting the Palestinian cause and the Resistance.
He called for increasing diplomatic consultations at the level of Islamic countries, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and the United Nations Security Council to stop the Israeli occupation's aggression.
The Palestinian leader affirmed that "Our Palestinian people are committed to holding to their rights, lands, and holy sites."
Haniyeh also stressed that "All attempts to take control of the Al-Aqsa compound or change its Islamic character will not succeed."
150 Palestinians injured
The Israeli occupation forces had raided Al-Aqsa mosque on Friday dawn and tried to completely evacuate it, which led to confrontations with the Palestinians stationed in it, injuring more than 150.
Al Mayadeen's correspondent had earlier reported that around 50,000 Palestinians attended the Friday prayers in Al-Aqsa despite the Israeli assaults and mass arrest campaigns.