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Iran ‘Will Speed Arming Of Palestinians’ After Israeli Drone Downed

Published on 25 August 2014, by M. Tomazy.
Downed Israeli drone by Iranians (Al-Alam/AFP)
Iran, which does not recognize the existence of Israel, has confirmed it supplied Palestinian fighters from Hamas and the Islamic Jihad with the technology for the rockets being fired relentlessly into Israel from Gaza since July 8.

“We will accelerate the arming of the West Bank and we reserve the right to give any response,” said General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, commander of aerial forces of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, in a statement on their official website

Last month, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the Islamic world to arm Palestinians to allow them to counter what he called Israel’s “genocide” in Gaza.