Iran Dismisses Allegations about Supplying Rockets to Resistance
News number: 9107120208 14:17 | 2012-11-18
TEHRAN (FNA - FARS News Agency)- Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's
National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi strongly
rejected the Zionist regime's allegations that Iran has supplied Hamas with
'Fajr 5' (Dawn 5) rockets, saying the resistance does not need Iranian
The Islamic Republic of Iran's Supreme Leader has always stressed that "Iran
withholds no assistance to the resistance", but Iran's support is of
"spiritual kind", Boroujerdi told Iran's Arabic-language news channel,
Al-Alam on Sunday.
The senior Iranian lawmaker reiterated that the resistance has obtained the
required capability, power and self-sufficiency and does not need backup or
rockets from other countries.
His remarks came after the Zionist regime and some western experts claimed
that rockets launched by the Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing
of the Islamic resistance movement Hamas, to target Israeli cities were
Over 50 Palestinians have been killed and more than 510 others injured in
the new wave of Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since Wednesday.
Israel triggered the current fighting by assassinating the military chief of
the ruling Hamas group on Wednesday followed by dozens of airstrikes on
In response, Palestinian groups have fired over 900 missiles and rockets at
Israel. Four Israelis have been killed and about 90 others wounded in the
last four days since Israel initiated the attacks.
Palestinian resistance groups targeted a settlement near Jerusalem for the
first time Friday, launching a rocket attack in a major escalation of
hostilities as Israel pressed forward with relentless airstrikes on the Gaza
Israel called up thousands of reservists and massed troops along the border
with Gaza, signaling a ground invasion of the densely populated seaside
strip could be imminent. The attack on the Israeli settlement, along with an
earlier strike on Zionists' capital Tel Aviv, has frightened the Israeli
Also a senior Palestinian leader warned on Saturday the Zionist regime
against launching a ground incursion into the Gaza Strip, saying that the
coastal enclave would became a graveyard for Israeli soldiers otherwise.
"If the Zionist regime decides to extend its aggressions to ground assaults,
Gaza will turn into a graveyard for Israelis," Lebanese satellite television
Al-Manar quoted a member of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas,
Mushir Al-Masri as saying.
"The resistance is fully prepared to confront Israel and our clashes are
intensifying," he said.
Different Palestinian resistance groups have vowed to retaliate against
Israel's intensifying attacks on Gaza with a devastating response.