Zarif Renews Iran’s Support for Palestine in Talks with Haniyeh

Zarif Renews Iran’s Support for Palestine in Talks with Haniyeh

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – In a telephone conversation with Hamas Political Bureau Chief Ismail Haniyeh, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif assured Palestine of the Islamic Republic’s continued support amid a fresh wave of Israeli violence against people of Jerusalem al-Quds.

In the telephone conversation on Monday night, Haniyeh briefed Zarif on the latest developments in the occupied territories and the Zionist regime's attacks against Palestinians as well as the Palestinian people's resistance.

Haniyeh also called for Iran's support for the Palestinian people's resistance.

For his part, Zarif reaffirmed Iran's solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine, and condemned the usurping and brutish Zionist regime's measures against the fasting people of Palestine as well as its attacks against Al-Aqsa Mosque that have killed and wounded defenseless worshippers.

Zarif also reiterated Iran's full support for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and the Palestinian cause, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s website.

He briefed Haniyeh on his consultations with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on supporting the Palestinian people's resistance at the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Tensions have escalated in Jerusalem al-Quds, the occupied West Bank and Gaza throughout the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, amid growing anger about potential forced expulsions of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah, on land claimed by illegal Jewish settlers, as Israeli police continues to crack down on protesters.

At least 90 Palestinians were wounded on Saturday during an Israeli police crackdown on protesters outside the Old City of Jerusalem, while another 200 Palestinians were injured on Friday when Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israeli forces have used skunk water, tear gas, rubber-coated bullets and shock grenades to disperse sit-ins held in support of the families facing eviction in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

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