11:16 - November 13, 2019
News ID: 3469872
TEHRAN (IQNA) – President of Lebanon’s Higher Shia Council Ayatollah Abdul-Amir Qabalan denounced the Zionist regime’s assassination of leaders of Palestinian resistance.


In a statement released on Tuesday, Ayatollah Qabalan said that the best strategy to counter Israeli aggression and assassinations is for Muslim nations to unite.

He also underlined the need for supporting Palestine and resistance.

The statement came after Israel’s assassination of a senior Palestinian resistance commander.

Baha Abu al-Ata, 42, the commander of Al-Quds Brigades -- the Palestinian resistance movement of Islamic Jihad’s military wing -- and his wife were martyred during an Israeli aerial assault against his home in Gaza City in the Israeli-blockaded Palestinian enclave of Gaza Strip on Tuesday.

In response, Islamic Jihad fired about 200 rockets into Israel throughout the day.

Reuters reported that further Israeli airstrikes on Gaza killed eight more Palestinians.

Video recordings soon surfaced of tit-for-tat rocket barrages by Gaza-based Palestinian factions, and Israel’s so-called Iron Dome missile system struggling to intercept as many as possible.


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