Palestinian resistance is the best way to overthrow Israel, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Akbar Ahmadian told Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Monday, according to Iranian semi-official media outlet Fars.
The two men met in Tehran and discussed how best to “cause the greatest damage to the Zionist enemy and its supporters.”
Media blackout was imposed on the casualties as occupation military ordered tightened censorship on the nature of injuries the soldiers sustained during the operation in Jenin.
“The Palestinian resistance, which once fought to defend itself in Gaza, has reached a stage of preparation where it is now consolidating its presence in the West Bank,” said Ahmadian to Haniyeh.
Haniyeh, in turn, thanked the Islamic Republic for “strengthening unity and cooperation in the Islamic world and the Palestinian resistance groups.”
“The Palestinian resistance, which once fought to defend itself in Gaza, has reached a stage of preparation where it is now consolidating its presence in the West Bank.”
Ali Akbar Ahmadian
A recent poll showed that most Palestinians agree with Ahmadian with more than half of respondents saying that an armed struggle against Israel was the most effective way to end the Israeli “occupation.”
Iran targets Israel through “terrorism”
in West Bank
In the last few months, Iran has been targeting Israel through Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad with the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) catching an Iranian recruitment program in the West Bank and arresting two people.
Recent internal unrest surrounding the judicial reform has led enemies of Israel like Iran and Hezbollah calling Israel weak and passive while Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei claimed that the 10-day Operation Shield and Arrow between the IDF and the Islamic Jihad was a major success.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on the other hand, called the operation in May a perfect operation hours after it ended. During those 10 days, Israel struck dozens of Islamic Jihad command centers and rocket and missile stores and killed dozens of terrorists.