Tehran:Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas Political Bureau Chief, delivered a speech at the funeral of General Soleimani in Tehran on Monday.
A senior leader of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement and Former Prime Minister of Palestine paid tribute to General Qassem Soleimani –the top Iranian commander who was assassinated in a US drone strike in Iraq- as a martyr of al-Quds.
Wilayat Times reports, In his address, Haniyeh lauded the late Iranian commander as a martyr of Jerusalem al-Quds who “made great sacrifices in order to safeguard Palestine and the resistance”.
General Soleimani’s efforts helped strengthen the resistance and enhanced its power, the Palestinian leader said.
“We came from the blessed land of Palestine, the first Qibla of Muslims and land of Resistance from which Holy Prophet did Meraj. I came here t expresss condolence with Imam Khamenei and with the people of Iran.
The Islamic Republic of Iran, and the families of the martyrs, the sons and the children, and all those who resisted the Zionist zeal and congratulate the American Zionist.
“We have come here today to express our sincere and genuine feelings for the dear brother and the martyred commander,” Haniyeh added.
Offering condolences to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and the Iranian government and nation over the loss of General Soleimani, Haniyeh said, “We announce that this cruel crime committed by the Americans signifies the criminal spirit that has led to crimes in the holy land of Palestine.”
Muslim Ummah and oppressed people are united against oppressors today. Solidarity with Iran and supporting Iran is must for all of us.
“I declare that the Resistance project in Palestine will continue and will not be weakened and it won’t retreat,” Haniyeh said in a speech at the funeral of General Soleimani in Tehran on Monday morning, Mehr reported.
Ayatollah Khamenei on Monday morning performed the ritual ‘prayer for the deceased’ (Salat al-Mayyit) in the funeral of General Soleimani.