TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani voiced Iran’s readiness to provide the Palestinian Islamic resistance forces with whatever support is necessary in defending Al-Aqsa Mosque in the holy city of al-Quds.
In a phone conversation with commanders of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades -the armed wing of Hamas Movement- and commander of the Islamic Jihad Brigades in Gaza, Major General Soleimani expressed the Islamic Republic’s readiness to fully support the Palestinian resistance forces.
The top general noted that the other resistance forces in the region are also ready to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The conversation came against a backdrop of protests across the Palestinian territories following US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the city of al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the new capital of Israel.
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.