Gaza events heart rending in history

Substitute Friday prayers leader of Tehran Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami said here Friday that recent events in Gaza are the “heart rending” incidents in their kind worldwide.

Delivering Friday prayers sermon here at Tehran University campus, Ayatollah Khatami, who is a member of the Experts Assembly presiding board, said, “No one can be found on Earth not to become unhappy upon seeing the events in Gaza. The incident has left two dark and brilliant records. Those being on the front line of the Gaza incident’s dark file are the tyrant, brutal and usurper Zionist regime. What goes on in Gaza is not a mere war, rather it is barbarism, genocide and infanticide.”

He went on to say, “Anybody wishing to see outspoken `Yazid(s)’ (tyrant(s)) of the time, they are advised to go and see him/them in Gaza. Had there been any justice in the world, rulers of the tyrannical Zionist regime should have been arrested, tried and executed in the public. Of course once-for-life capital punishment of them (Zionists) is not enough; they are worth to be executive tens of times.”

He said crimes in Gaza are committed under open support of the US President George W. Bush. “In final days of his dirty rule, Bush leaves `Black House’ with a long list of crimes. He has in his record massacre of hundreds of thousand innocent people. Massacre of 800 Gazans mark final cases in the list.”

He also felt critic of certain Arab heads of state stances and said, “It was heard that some of the states had financed Gaza attack. That marks permanent dark stain for them. Unfortunately, a government that is Gaza’s neighbor, does espionage for Israel instead of helping the oppressed people of the city.”

In the countries, he said, demonstrations in favor of Gaza have been forbidden and they have instructed their media to condemn Hamas. “Their traitor Mufti too has said pro-Gaza demonstration is a corrupt act.”

He then thanked brave Egyptian people for holding demonstrations in favor of Gaza people.

He advised Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to act independently of the hated Zionist regime, rectify their past records and open Rafah Crossing.

He also urged Egyptian people to come on the scene and have Rafah Crossing opened so as to send help to Gazans..

He then lauded resistance of Gazans and said, “That’s for 14 days that the resistance forces have bravely resisted with bare hands. Israel faced three Arab states 40 years ago and won a six-day war but that’s for 14 days that Palestinian resistance forces have crippled the Israeli regime. Palestinians will become triumphant. That’s a Quranic promise to you that if you resist, divine assistance will be on the way.”