Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Sistani has reiterated support for the spirited and firm resistance of Palestinians against the Israeli regime’s occupation, calling on freedom-loving nations worldwide to support the people in the face of Tel Aviv’s violent crackdown in occupied Jerusalem al-Quds and bloody airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
“The religious authority once again reaffirms his unequivocal support for the proud people of Palestine and their courageous resistance against occupiers (Israelis), who seek to occupy even more Palestinian land and displace them from other areas of holy al-Quds (Jerusalem), and urges free nations to throw their weight behind them so that they will obtain their stolen rights,” his office said in a statement.
The statement added, “Violent clashes around al-Aqsa Mosque and other parts of the occupied territories during the past days undeniably show the extent of Palestinians’ resistance against the merciless and brutal occupation, constant aggression and expropriation of usurped lands.”
What follows is the full statement:
In the name of God
Religious authority – once again – emphasizes its strong support for the glorious people of Palestine in their courageous resistance to the occupiers. The occupiers seek to seize more of the occupied territories and force other residents of Holy Al-Quds to emigrate.
The Religious Authority calls on the free nations to support the Palestinian people in reclaiming their deprived rights.
The violent clashes that are taking place these days in Al-Aqsa Mosque and other occupied territories undoubtedly show the strength of the Palestinians in the face of the brutal occupation and the ongoing aggression and show that the Palestinians will not relinquish their right to the occupied territories at any cost. The usurped do not come short, even though the cost of this sacrifice is expensive.
We ask God Almighty to help them and help them with a decisive victory, victory comes only from Allah. Indeed Allah is all-mighty, all-wise.
٢٩ / Ramadan / 1440 AH
The statement translated by Shafaqna.