Palestine Sees No Country on Its Side Except Iran: Ex-Lebanese MP
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A former Lebanese lawmaker said the letter of Hamas Political Bureau Chief Ismail Haniyeh to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei indicates that Palestine sees no country on its Side other than Iran.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, the representative of Hezbollah resistance movement at the Lebanese parliament, Nazia Mansour, said it is “completely natural” that Hamas embraces a country, which shut down the Israeli embassy and replaced it by the Palestinian embassy after the victory of its revolution (the 1979 Islamic Revolution).
After some Arab countries like Qatar stopped or decreased their support for Hamas and after pressures against Palestinian groups to force them to bow to the US hegemony increased, these groups see no country except the Islamic Republic on their side, he noted.
The former Lebanese parliamentarian went on to say that for this reason, Ismail Haniyeh is seeking to embrace Iran.
In his recent letter to Ayatollah Khamenei, the chairman of Hamas Political Bureau praised the Iranian nation and leadership for supporting Palestine and the anti-Israeli axis of resistance.
Haniyeh pointed to a major plot that the arrogant powers have hatched against Quds and the Palestinian nation with the purpose of wiping out the Gaza Strip as the bastion of resistance, ending the fight against the Zionist regime, and normalizing the relations between Israel and the dependent rulers of regional countries.
He also praised the popular Intifada (uprising) in the West Bank and the city of Quds as a phenomenon foiling the plots by the US and the “rulers of hypocrisy” who seek to terminate the issue of Palestine.
The letter came as US President Donald Trump officially declared Quds as the capital of Israel, despite warnings from around the world that the measure risks triggering a fresh wave of violence in the Middle East.
In a speech at the White House on December 6, Trump said his administration would also begin a years-long process of moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to the holy city.
The announcement was a major shift by Washington that overturns decades of US foreign policy.
Palestinian leaders had previously warned the move would threaten a two-state solution.
Israel has occupied East Quds since the 1967 Middle East war. It annexed the area in 1980 and sees it as its exclusive domain. Under international law, the area is considered to be occupied territory.