July 29, 2014 10:30 am
Updated: July 29, 2014 11:26 am

Iran’s supreme leader says Muslim world should help arm Gaza Palestinians


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TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s supreme leader says Muslims from all over the world should help arm Gaza Palestinians in their fight against Israel.

Tuesday’s call by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was his latest such message during the ongoing war between Gaza’s Hamas rulers and Israel.

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Khamenei claims that while Israel and America seek to disarm Hamas, Iran says “the opposite … the Muslim World has a duty to arm the Palestinian nation by all means.”

Iran, a staunch Hamas ally, does not recognize Israel and supports militant anti-Israeli groups such as the Palestinian Hamas and Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah group.

Khamenei spoke at a prayer ceremony in Tehran as Shiite Iranians marked the beginning of Eid al-Fitr holiday that follows the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

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