Ahmadinejad: Gaza Conflict Shows Israel Must ‘Bow’ To Palestinian Rights


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the head of the Hamas government in Gaza on Saturday that eight days of cross-border fighting showed that Israel had no choice but to “bow” to Palestinian rights, according to Iran’s IRNA news agency.

The Iranian-backed Hamas has basked in what it called a victory against Israel after an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire on Thursday ended the conflict in which 163 Palestinians and six Israelis were killed.

IRNA said Ahmadinejad, in the rare telephone call with Ismail Haniyeh, praised the Palestinian “resistance and perseverance”.

“Zionists have reached the dead point and have no other alternative but officially recognizing and bowing to the absolute right of the Palestinian nation,” IRNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying, referring to Israel.

The agency’s English website did not elaborate but Ahmadinejad has previously said that Israel was an alien body in the Middle East.

Israel’s arch-foe Iran, which has an alliance with Hamas, had referred to Israeli strikes as “organized terrorism”. The exiled leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, on Wednesday thanked Shi’ite Iran for what he described as arms and funding.

In September, Ahmadinejad told the U.N. General Assembly in New York that Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be “eliminated”, ignoring a U.N. warning to avoid incendiary comments.



  1. When you print items quoting terrorist (Moslem) sources, you should put quotation marks around such words as Palestinian “rights”, “territory”, “refugees”, etc. Also when you quote AP or Reuters, bear in mind that they have been anti-Israel, anti-Torah Jewry for decades. Your editor(s) should ‘vet’ each piece from a Torah-historical point of view.

  2. If you save Hamas you lose lives and credibility

    If you dismantle Hamas you lose international support but you save lives

    Do everyone a favor, next week when the cycle begins again, eliminate Hamas and take your chance with the seed that sprouts.

  3. Correct. We must “bow” to their rights. What he fails to mention is that none of their claims are rights. Sure, if they can demonstrate ownership of a particular parcel, we have to decide whether their claim is genuine, and if so, how to compensate them for the taking. But a “right” to return? A “right” to Yerushalayim? There is no basis for such a claim.