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Jan 06, 2020
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Hamas Political Bureau Chairman Ismail Haniyeh Eulogizes Soleimani in Tehran: He Is a Martyr for Jerusalem; He Gave the Palestinian Resistance What It Needed to Attain Its Current Power and Devotion

#7712 | 03:39
Source: Mayadeen TV (Lebanon)

In a January 6, 2020 speech in Tehran that aired on Mayadeen TV (Lebanon), Hamas Political Bureau Chairman Ismail Haniyeh offered his condolences to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, to the Iranian leadership, and to the Iranian people for the January 3 killing of IRGC Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani by the United States. He praised Soleimani for having provided the Palestinian resistance with what it needed in order to attain the power, steadfastness, and devotion it has today. In addition, Haniyeh said that the Americans' "heinous crime" reflects the arrogant and thuggish spirit that covers for the massacres and bloodshed carried out by Israel in Palestine. He said that such assassinations only make Muslims more determined to move forwards towards the liberation of Jerusalem, Palestine, and the will of the Islamic nation. Haniyeh added that Soleimani is "a martyr for Jerusalem."


Ismail Haniyeh: "[I have come] to offer our condolences to the Leader Ali Khamenei, and to the Islamic Republic of Iran – its leaders, its government, and its people – for the martyrdom of the commander Qasem Soleimani, may Allah have mercy on his soul.




"We stand here today in order to express our sincere feelings towards a dear brother, a leader, a martyr who provided Palestine and the resistance with what enabled it to attain the power, steadfastness, and devotion it has today.




"This heinous crime committed by the Americans reflects the criminal, arrogant, and thuggish spirit that covers for all the massacres, and specifically the massacres in the blessed land of Palestine.




"The spirit of criminality that revealed itself with the murder of the martyr and leader Soleimani is what gave the cover for the crimes and the spirit of criminality of the Zionist occupation to murder the leaders of the resistance in Palestine and outside Palestine.




"The entire world should reject and condemn this heinous crime and punish those who committed it.




"I say that the enterprise of resistance in Palestine and in the region will never weaken and it will never retreat. The assassinations only make us more powerful, steadfast, and determined to move forward towards the liberation of Jerusalem and Palestine, and towards the liberation of the will of this Islamic nation, Allah willing.




"I would like to end my words on this mighty occasion by saying that the martyr and leader Soleimani – who spent his life supporting the resistance as the head of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard – by virtue of all that he has done, is a martyr for Jerusalem. He is a martyr for Jerusalem, he is a martyr for Jerusalem!"

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