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February 2, 2015 1:22 pm

Iran Revolutionary Guards General Calls for Greater Foothold in West Bank and Gaza

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The West Bank town of Beitunia. Iranian Revolutionary Guards Brigadier General Iraj Masjedi called for increased military power in the West Bank and Gaza. Photo: Abutoum via Wikimedia Commons. – A Iranian Revolutionary Guards general has called for Iran to increase its military power in the West Bank and Gaza.

“We must contain Israel… so that it never dares to speak about a missile attack on Iran, we must reinforce our power in the West Bank and Gaza,” said Brigadier General Iraj Masjedi, who serves as the top advisor to the commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ al-Quds Force, Iran’s state-run Press TV reported.

Masjedi added that Palestinians in the West Bank must end negotiations with Israel and increase armed resistance against Israel.

“The Palestine Liberation Organization must know that what brings them victory is not political negotiation but only resistance and (military) power, and this is what Hezbollah and Hamas have been doing,” he said.

The general’s comments come amid reports that Hamas and Iran have restored relations. Mahmoud Zahar, a Hamas leader, recently told a Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television network that Hamas is prepared to cooperate with Iran “for the sake of Palestine” in order to “destroy the Israeli occupation.” It remains unclear, however, whether or not cooperation has been fully restored. Iran and Hamas had a falling out over the Palestinian terror group’s criticism of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s conduct in the Syrian civil war, and Hamas relocated its foreign headquarters from Damascus to Qatar.

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  • rulierose

    meanwhile, the Obama Administration refuses to say the phrase “radical Islam,” and has a world-class hissy that Israeli leader Netanyahu is going to give a speech to Congress–a speech that as it turns out the WH DID know about in advance, contrary to the false story they spread.

  • debbyfayga

    God forbid, take out Hamas now!

  • . We are living in pre-world war 11 times. The world did nothing then to help Jews and is doing the same now. Another holocaust is around the corner. Speak out, become active in politics, write letters to the editor. If Iran gets the nuclear bomb they will use it on Israel. Anti-Semitism is on the rise everywhere. Extremist muslims are the new nazis. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG