The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has urged Islamic and Arab countries to take action to support the people of the Gaza Strip and end the blockade on the Palestinian enclave.
â€œThe Islamic countries and in particular the Arab governments should, in a united move, help the oppressed people of Gaza and try to end the blockade on this region,â€ Ayatollah Khamenei said on Wednesday.
The Leader stated that the Zionist regimeâ€™s savagery in attacking innocent people of Gazan should awaken the conscience of the Muslim world and breathe new life into the movements of Muslim nations.
â€œThe astonishing brutality of the leaders of the occupying regime [of Israel] in attacking Gaza showed that these elements are complete savages and have no decency,â€ added the Leader.
Ayatollah Khamenei also strongly criticized Israelâ€™s Western allies for supporting the regime despite its atrocities.
â€œThe US, Britain and France did not even frown at the stone-hearted and merciless Zionist regime [of Israel] and by supporting, encouraging and strengthening these criminals showed how far the brutal and hated enemies of the Muslim Ummah are from humanity and morality,â€ the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the reaction of Muslim and Arab states to the Gaza crisis was not suitable as some merely used words to denounce the Zionists while others did not even offer a verbal condemnation.
The Leader further noted that the message of the Gaza war for the Muslim Ummah is that they should â€œboost their material and spiritual power and to strongly resist the enemies of Islam.â€
At least 149 Gazans, including women and children, have been killed and more than 1,200 others have been injured in over 1,450 Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip since November 14, 2012.