PressTV Gaza: ‘Israeli tanks can’t break Gaza resistance’
Fri, 02 Jan 2009 13:12:53 GMT
A Palestinian child looks at the rubble of an Israeli attack in Gaza.
A top Iranian official says Tel Aviv is suffering from delusions of grandeur, adding that Israeli tanks cannot break the resistance of Gaza.
“Israel thinks it is more powerful than Arab states and other regional countries, while it has no weapon but the weapon of brutality,” said the Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council, Ayatollah Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who led the Friday Prayer in Tehran.
Citing that Hamas’s newly-developed home-made rockets are capable of destroying Israeli tanks and hit targets deep in the southern parts of the occupied territories, Rafsanjani said that Israel is covered with fear and enjoys no peace of mind.
Rafsanjani warns Israel against ground incursion.
The senior cleric described Israel’s attack against the Gaza Strip as a ‘grave mistake’. He also warned against any Israeli ground incursion into the Strip, which he said would be repelled by Palestinian resistance.
Israel’s aerial attacks on the costal sliver have entered their seventh day, leaving over 425 Palestinians dead and 2,180 others wounded.
Resistance fighters have responded to Israel’s airstrikes by firing mortar shells and rockets into Palestinian territories occupied by Israel. Six Israelis have been killed and over a dozen have been injured since Saturday.
Tel Aviv, which used Palestinians’ rocket firing as a pretext to launch the war, later said that the main objective of the military operations is to topple the democratically-elected government of Hamas.
Palestinian resistance fighters in the Gaza Strip say they fire rockets into Israel in retaliation for the blockade and the daily attacks carried out against them. Tel Aviv imposed a blockade on the strip after the movement took over Gaza in mid-June 2007.