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Jul 22, 2019
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Hamas Official Saleh Al-Arouri on Iranian TV: Iran, Hizbullah Have Helped the Palestinian Resistance Advance; Khamenei Is the Greatest Leader in the Islamic World

#7367 | 03:28
Source: IRINN TV (Iran)

Saleh Al-Arouri, the Deputy Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau, said in a July 22, 2019 interview on IRINN TV (Iran) that the Islamic resistance has advanced from throwing stones at the Zionist occupation to launching precise missiles at it thanks to the support and assistance of Iran, Hizbullah, and all others who love the Palestinian cause. He said that Hamas has a strong relationship with Hizbullah and with its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, and he said that he believes that the liberation of Jerusalem is near. Al-Arouri also praised Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, whom he met during his visit to Iran, and he expressed his gratitude for Khamenei's support of the Palestinians. He said that Khamenei is a great leader who is "second to none" in the Islamic world.

Interviewer: "A few years ago, the Islamic resistance was using only stones, which it pelted at the Zionist regime. Now, it is using precise missiles. How can this balance impact the erasing of the Zionist regime, Allah willing?"

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Saleh Al-Arouri: "Advancement from stones to missiles was achieved thanks to the grace of Allah and the efforts of the mujahideen everywhere. It was achieved with the support and assistance all of those who love and support the resistance, and first and foremost the Islamic Republic of Iran and Hizbullah.

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"We have very strong relations with our brothers in Hizbullah and we meet with Hassan Nasrallah. We are committed in this regard and they are committed to the Palestinian cause. They do not abandon Palestine and the Palestinian cause.

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"I personally believe that the liberation of Jerusalem is not far away, Allah willing. The Muslims, whether outside of Palestine... All the Palestinians will pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Allah willing. The liberation is near. We have confidence and belief in the intentions of Hassan Nasrallah."

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Interviewer: "Today, you met the great leader of the Islamic Revolution. How do you sum up this meeting?"

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Saleh Al-Arouri: "He has always been highly supportive of the Palestinian cause and the struggle against the Zionist regime. Iran's policy is both declarative and practical when it comes to the confrontation with the Zionist regime.

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"We thank Ayatollah Imam Khamenei for his positions on the Palestinian cause. Allah willing, this support will continue until the liberation of Palestine and Jerusalem, the site of the Prophet Muhammad's ascension to Heaven. He said that supporting Palestine is part of his religious belief, and part of the revolutionary spirit of Iran. He said that this position is immutable. The Islamic Republic of Iran supports Palestine in all aspects. It opposes the Zionist regime and the American plan, and it will make its best efforts to support the Palestinian people, until the liberation of Palestine in its entirety from the occupation. We send him greetings from the resistance movement, and we thank him for his consistent position and for the Islamic Republic of Iran's support for Palestine. This was a very good meeting and we are very happy to have met him. Our morale has gone up. He is a great leader, second to none in the world of Islam."

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