Iran: Muslims must retaliate against Israel

2012-11-17 14:44

Tehran - Islamic countries must close ranks and respond to Israel's deadly attacks on the Gaza Strip, Iran's defence minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Saturday.

"Putting an end to the Zionist (Israeli) regime's crimes is only possible through a united, revolutionary retaliation by the Muslim world," Vahidi said in remarks carried by the official IRNA news agency.

Israel is "massacring the oppressed Palestinian people, including women and children" and its strikes amount to a "clear example of war crimes," the defence minister charged.

The Jewish state launched a major air offensive on Gaza on Wednesday with a strike that killed the top military commander of the Islamist movement Hamas which rules the territory.

Middle East security at stake

Foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi, whose country is a key backer of Hamas, on Thursday urged the United Nations and European Union to pressure Israel to halt its offensive, saying the security of the Middle East was at stake.

Salehi has also announced his readiness to visit Gaza.

And speaking to exiled Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal on the telephone, Salehi said Iran was ready to send "medical and medicinal aids" to Gaza, the official IRNA news agency reported.

On Saturday, media reports said Iran was preparing to dispatch a parliamentary delegation to the Palestinian territory.

The foreign ministry is "talking with Egyptian officials to facilitate the visit through Rafah," a terminal at Gaza's southwestern border with Egypt, according to MP Mansour Haqiqatpour.

Previous attempts by Iran's hardline parliament to dispatch a team into Gaza failed during the rule of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

Palestinian medics said on Saturday that 38 Gazans have been killed since Israel launched the aerial campaign, while Israel's army says Palestinian militants have fired more than 580 rockets over the border.

Three Israelis have been killed and 13 injured by the rocket fire.

  • Gary.desousa7 - 2012-11-17 14:53

    Once again total religious idiots cannot see the difference in defending and attacking. Ireal I support you fully and if you have to wipe out a few arab states for peace ,do it.

      Gary.desousa7 - 2012-11-17 16:11

      I have no idea what your reply is supposed to mean,sorry.

      carryn.whittaker - 2012-11-17 22:21

      Ditto for your original post. It is nonsensical too. Wiping out a few arab states would mean the death of a few million innocent people. I don't think you have really applied your mind to the issue. Wholesale murder in the name of peace - priceless ignorance!

  • Desilusionada - 2012-11-17 14:54

    "Israel is "massacring the oppressed Palestinian people, including women and children" and its strikes amount to a "clear example of war crimes," the defence minister charged. Islamic countries must close ranks" When the apparent bottom of stuuupid has been reached one takes a breath. Just to discover that the depths possible have not been plumbed yet. The war in Syria now conveniently forgotten? And rocket attacks on Israel are not intended against women and children? But then again the average believer of such propagandistic drivel has got the IQ of melting helium. And pulling the tattered war crimes card is more outdated than the race one here in South Africa.......

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-11-17 15:24

      Many commentators have pointed out that there is no difference between palestinian propoganda and nazi propoganda

      gary.scott.9828456 - 2012-11-17 15:36

      Israel regretably kills a handful of civilians in targeted surgical strikes because Hamas hides amongst the civilian population ( they couln't give a fig about their own people) and it is a massacre. Muslim Assad kills 37,000 muslims through deliberate action and it is collatral damage. The IQ is absolute zero

  • japie.bosman - 2012-11-17 14:58

    Why do they not complain about Syria, that is killing it's own citizens and fellow muslims? They are just looking for a reason to get support for a war against Israel. What Israel is doing is not right, but really, why not focus on your fellow religious brothers and sisters that is getting killed, in Syria, by their own government.

      ali.asgar.58323 - 2012-11-17 16:37

      Japie bosman asked a question and I will answer. You see japie. The suffering of the syrian people is due to the support of the friends of israel for the terrorist groups in syria. America,israel,brittian and many of their puppets in the middle east supports Alqaeda and their ideological affiliates. These foreign groups comes from all over the middle east and also from certain western countries to wage war against the people of syria and especially the government for the sole reason that SYRIA is the only arab government that is resisting the american/zionist project in the middle east. The good news is that this plot has failed miserably and now israel is trying to manufacture a victory against GAZA as it thought that GAZA would be a soft target. You must also try to make use of alternative media instead of only zionist control media of cnn,sky,bbc,fox etc. I have been to syria and have met some members of the opposition and I can tell you 2 things about them. 1. They hate Alqaeda and 2. They are non violent. As a muslim I can tell you that these salafis,wahabi,takfiris that is being armed by the friends of israel kills muslims,christians,jews,druze and any syrian that supports his government. Also what is preposterous in this matter as well is that the zionist use this unfortunate suffering in syria to justify their own massacres. They are like a captured thief who's only defence is to the magistrate \...but they are also stealing...'

      cameronrh1 - 2012-11-17 17:18

      @ali, let me debunk your propaganda. What would it serve Israel to support the Syrian rebels only for Assad to be overthrown and replaced with a radical like the Muslim Brotherhood for example, same thing which happened in Egypt. Point fingers to who ever you want, Israel, the West or Europe. At the end of the day its Muslims killing Muslims.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-17 18:24

      Ali is being left behind by the new generation. He is stuck in the delusions of a past generation.

      ali.asgar.58323 - 2012-11-18 08:26

      Yo! Freddie. Good to know you still have internet access in your padded cell. Speaking of generation. WE are the generation that will soon witness the final,decisive victory. The complete dismantle of the apartheid state of Israel.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-18 16:43

      Big Ego Ali, you only speak for yourself. And you are being left behind. You're an Apartheid dinosaur with your hateful racism.

  • gary.scott.9828456 - 2012-11-17 16:03

    To all blind South Africans to believe Israel is in the wrong, here is the fundemental difference between Israel and the Arab Nations that surround them. Israel has an election, everybody votes in cluding Arab Israelis, the government gets voted out, a new government gets installed, nobody dies. Arab Nations have an election. there is only one party to vote for, that is the government of the day. The government never gets voted out, the people protest and tens of thousands die, the country is bombed to to the ground. Since when has Israel ever massacred theor own people. Since when has Israel ever killed Arab Israelis who are full citizens with exactly yhe same rights as Israeli Jews. So ask yourself, where is the apartheid in Israel, Arab and Jew and christian all go to the same school, ride on the same buses, use the same toilets, have the same job opportunities ( Why even one of the most senoir judges in Israel is an Arab Israeli who practises the Muslim faith) and can all use the same glorius beaches. Ask any Arab Israeli if he would rather go and live in an Arab Muslim state and you will get laughed out of town.

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-11-17 16:20

      mkuba, how come one of your names is Israel and not Palestine....time for a name change.

      gary.scott.9828456 - 2012-11-17 16:47

      Mkuba, You are obiviously at a loss for words - 2012-11-17 16:47

      The k word comes from Islam. Islam was first to use black as slaves. Christians are treated worse in Gaza by the Muslims than blacks were treated during apartheid, just Youtube the videos of christians in gaza. Christians are killed in Egypt, Iraq, Iran and Syria. Most of the Christian world are united with Israel alongside the Hindu, buddhists, women, non believers and gays. Israel stands for freedom and democracy while islamics stand for death and destruction. If Islamic terror is the question for the free world - Israel is the answer.

  • william.letsong.5 - 2012-11-17 16:24

    What some forget is that Iran is now much stronger than ever before and that this conflict can be the start of WW3.

      thunder.clap.587 - 2012-11-17 16:28

      It will be the start of WW3,dnt u dare touch Iran

      william.letsong.5 - 2012-11-17 16:34

      My sentiment exactly thunder, and we all know who supports Iran.

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-11-17 16:36

      Let me guess they will promise us the mother of all wars like Libya and Iraq, they also thought their armies were second to none until they met the US military machine

      william.letsong.5 - 2012-11-17 16:59

      Let's wait and see when they meet the Chinese, Russia, South America, Asia... Those against the states won't play by the rules. - 2012-11-17 18:09

      Maybe you right about Russia. But China will protect the west, for the west employs most Chineese. South America and Asia are united against Iran as the Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist world can't stand islamics.

  • eezee - 2012-11-17 16:44

    Watchman, all I can say is shame to u buddy. You clearly have no idea what u talking about hahahahahahahaha!!!!

  • jairaj.sureschandra - 2012-11-17 17:12

    According to the academics of the Bible, after Israel is surrounded and defeated by the gentile army, King Jesus will arrive and He and all God's Angels will take vengeance on Israel's enemies. According to those academics of the Bible, God says to Israel, Abraham's descendent, "I will bless them that bless thee and i will curse those that curse thee." Genesis 12: 2 and Mark 21 verse 20, 28 Hear o Israel, " ... for your redemption draweth nigh." According to those academics, An attack on Israel is an attack on God Himself.

  • truthbetold221 - 2012-11-17 17:18

    War is not a good thing regardless of who starts it.

  • jairaj.sureschandra - 2012-11-17 17:19

    There are so many powerful people in the world who, by their powers, can make a meaningful contribution to a better world. Instead of using that power to make the world a better place, they instead use it for war, corruption, theft etc. Shame on those hypocrates ..... You know who you are ......

  • shawn.isakow - 2012-11-17 17:23

    Everyone seems to forget, whole flew the planes into the twin towers. Jewish people do not strap explosive device's to their children and blow them up amongst a crowd of civilians. There will only be peace when Arabs learn to love their children more than they hate the Jews

  • shawn.isakow - 2012-11-17 17:24

    Everyone seems to forget, whole flew the planes into the twin towers. Jewish people do not strap explosive device's to their children and blow them up amongst a crowd of civilians. There will only be peace when Arabs learn to love their children more than they hate the Jews

      thunder.clap.587 - 2012-11-17 21:11

      Shawn it is 11 yrs since the twin towers blew up n u sayin u have no idea who did it,r u being serious,u never had the thought to go beyond SABC news,l ddnt know there r boring ppl in this r hopeless... yawns.

      carryn.whittaker - 2012-11-17 23:07

      And are you honestly trying to sell the idea that all Arabs hate their children? This is the kind of dumb logic that allowed the Nazi program against Jews to gain traction. Blatant racist generalisations about Jews were rife. There are hardliners in any society but to paint everyone with the same brush is just silly. Seems like a gross racist generalisation to me. There is no peace because the arabs hate their kids! So if we get a few family counsellors into Gaza we can just clean the whole mess up, everyone will hug and it will all be over. Please call the relevant people I think you have just singlehandedly found a solution!

  • jairaj.sureschandra - 2012-11-17 17:30

    Until now i have adopted a neutral position. But what if a fully fledged war between Israel and her allies and the Muslim world and its allies had to break out and we were forced to choose sides. Whose will it be? But during the battle of Armageddon, we better not be on the wrong side ..... because of a bad choice .......

  • diran.pillay - 2012-11-17 17:37

    Beware of a little country know as Iran! When they come knocking, not even America will be able to stop them.

      jairaj.sureschandra - 2012-11-17 18:49

      According to the Bible Lord Jesus says, " And i say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do." " But i shall forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear Him, which after He hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear Him." Why should Israel be afraid of mere men........Academics say that An attack on Israel is an attack on God Himself.....

  • shawn.isakow - 2012-11-17 17:53

    America and Israel were warned by a man by the name Husein that he would drive the Jews into the sea. Can anyone remember that. Their once was a dictator by the name of Hitler that was going to eradicate the Jews from the world. Where are they. There was once an inquisition held by the Spanish (where is that empire today). The Roman Empire enslaved the Jews where are they today. Remember before you commit to hate against a people our hearts have outlived our enemies every time

      cameronrh1 - 2012-11-17 19:33

      @nskhokho, with your own personal death wish and desire for martyrdom i doubt you will ever life to see that day.

      carryn.whittaker - 2012-11-17 19:41

      I am confused because the descendants of both the empires you named still live amongst us. You have not really outlived anyone and we have all outlived the empires you mentioned who happen to have targeted more than the Jewish people alone. All you have really said is that 2 dictators are no longer with us - they also did not only target the Jewish faith. We are all still here and that's great but there is nothing uniquely Jewish about it.

      redaa.ameeroedien - 2012-11-17 23:02

      Shame . Maybe this time God will still have mercy on your nation. Jesus(who came to warn who and look what you done with him) is coming to finish your hypocritical unethical and immoral nation who thinks they can do what they please and spin every event. ...we watching ;)

      rhyno.meyer - 2012-11-18 03:26

      @redaa. Please don't make a comment about the bible and Jesus Christ if you know absolutely nothing about it or him!God knew what the people would do to jesus even before he sent him!and yet he still sent Jesus to be persecuted and humiliated and killed to show us humans just how much he loves us!Do you really think that the almighty God could not stop Jesus from getting murdered if he wanted to??the positive thing is that you atleast know about Jesus,and therfore have the opportunity to get to know what Jesus really did and what he's still coming to do on earth!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-18 16:47

      Nshokho is a racist. In 2012 South Africa. Imagine that. Like we didn't go through Apartheid. It's sickening that we still have people like him in our country.

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-11-17 17:59

    The real question is who will be the one to fire the first nuke. The USA and Israel have lots of nukes, has iran got one yet? If iran shoots first it will be suicide because it will collect hundreds of nukes in a couple of hours resulting in its total devastation. If Israel shoots first it will give the muslim world the excuse they want to have real jihad. It will be a checkbook war and china has the biggest checkbook. WW3? Not impossible. - 2012-11-17 18:21

      China will protect their largest market in Germany, Spain, UK, Canada, USA, Brazil, Mexico, France etc... China will protect Israel when push comes to shove... Wait and see.

      thunder.clap.587 - 2012-11-17 21:05

      Iol once u go brainwashed u neva go back,up to this day u dnt know China is enemies with all those countries u mentioned,go back to ur cave n dig 4 better non retarded info.

  • rory.n.price - 2012-11-17 18:23

    You camel s...... Are the big problem on the world, from Syria, throughout the Arab world, cannot wait your turn

  • joshua.lewitton - 2012-11-17 18:35

    i have no doubt that israel with its military might will wipe out any muslim country,iran is no match for isreal in any way,also israel has every right to defend itself

      safeera.gangat - 2012-11-17 19:32

      So why have they not done so in the past 60 years?

      delenecalitz - 2012-11-17 23:21

      keep your eyes on Israel, she is God's timepiece. Study Biblical prophecies. Israel will NOT fall in the end. That is God's promise. <3

      jemalkiin - 2012-11-18 02:11

      Johua u are idot coz the country belongs to palestine ppl not jewish

  • justin.isaacson.10 - 2012-11-17 21:05

    Why not ask the Iranian women what their take on all of this is? Oh wait we can't.. Why? Because they probably have logic and reason behind their decision making abilities. Iran does not want their women to have rights because their women would voice a very different opinion of Iran. I'm sure its every mothers dream to have their 16 year old son blow himself up in the name of allah.

      Umm Umair - 2012-11-17 21:11

      Iran is not even a muslim country, they are shia's shiaism was started by a jew centuries ago. Please do some research

      Umm Umair - 2012-11-17 21:17

      iran is another vile specimen purporting to be muslim

      justin.isaacson.10 - 2012-11-17 21:21

      98% of Iranians are muslim.. End of story

      Umm Umair - 2012-11-17 21:24

      get ur facts straight iran is ruled by shias. shias are not muslim. there is not a single mosque for muslims in the capital tehran

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-17 21:34

      Umm, it's YOU who has to get their facts right. What are you talking about. There are dozens of mosques and Madresahs in Teheran. Shiites are Muslims too.

      cameronrh1 - 2012-11-17 21:41

      @fred, and we wonder why there will never be peace in the middle east... they are too busy killing themselves. Muslims killing muslims, each fighting for their own cults (sect) dominance. Yet Israel defends themselves, and its genocide. Its an absolute joke

      carryn.whittaker - 2012-11-17 22:04

      You cannot ask Iranian women a question because they probably have logic and reason behind their decision making abilities? Sounds like you are afraid that the answer would stump you. There are plenty of them around outside Iran find one and ask her. Then you can stop making convenient assumptions to bolster your non existent point.

  • roger.kaputnick.90 - 2012-11-17 21:54

    December 20th is fast approaching.

  • Umm Umair - 2012-11-17 22:19

    OMW fred if u believe that shias are muslim then im afraid you dont know much

      ali.asgar.58323 - 2012-11-18 08:13

      Umm umair. U are serving the zionist project by your sectarian views and statements. Look at the zionist jews and the zionist christians. The zionist christians believe that jesus is GOD or the son of God. The zionist jews believe that jesus is a bastard son but when it comes to killing arabs they are so united and puts their huge differences aside. The shia is muslim according to the highest authority in the sunni world and they are leading the fight against america and israel. Educate yourself and search the truth and do not become a tool of the zionists.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-18 16:49

      Become a racist tool like Ali instead.

  • iwillemse - 2012-11-18 00:42

    iran,like iraq, like any middle east country , r no match 4 USA nd Israel ,

  • zain.beg.9 - 2012-11-18 03:22

    Here is some entertainment for all the zionist supporters... Watch "Brave Palestinian Kid Lion of Palestine vs Israeli GunMan" on YouTube - And another Watch "Israel and Hamas Gaza Strikes: The 'Collateral Damage' (Disturbing Video)" on YouTube -

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-18 16:50


  • werner.bambi.1 - 2012-11-18 04:38

    Hee hee unite and bite the dust like back in the six day war you sour losers

  • gcodi.mahomed - 2012-11-18 09:25

    For years,America have supported Israel both financially and militarily because they perceived they were the innocent victims of hostile and violent neighbors. The US media has, for years, provided extensive coverage of every incident involving Arab-against-Israeli violence. From shootings, to car bombs to suicide bombers, we in America have seen it all. Or have we? Why would rational human beings, given a choice, choose to attack their neighbors rather than live together in peace? More pertinent, why would a rational human being choose to blow himself up rather than live? The Israelis, the US media and our politicians would have us believe that the Arabs are simply not rational. They routinely tell us that Arabs are "religious fanatics" who "hate freedom" or "hate our way of life" to quote George W. Bush. These arguments are fallacious and intellectually bankrupt. The reason for Arab against Israeli violence is simple: The Israelis have been systematically repressing and brutalizing hundreds of thousands of Arabs on a scale unparalleled since World War II I have the proof. Below (at the link) are photographs of the victims of Israeli violence. They depict brutal, violent death, horrific personal injury and devastation of property which is simply unfathomable. ALL of it was perpetrated by Israelis against Arabs. ALL of the victims are civilians. As you view these pictures ask yourself this question: What would YOU or YOUR LOVED ONES do in retaliation for these things? extremely graphic, please proceed with caution!

      bobo.jane.1 - 2012-11-18 12:05

      There`s fanatics both in the Muslim, Christian,jewish and whatever society we live in. People make things, create things,and eventually destroy things..People feel opressed and fight against their opressors in whatever means they see fit.Nations retaliate against those who create chaos and destruction in their world..I`ts a vicious circle of an eye for an eye. It`s a world of Kill..Kill..Kill..A world where many live and let die. A world where many live and let live, but ind the end we all bleed red. This has been going on for millenia, but we all just live for the here and now. People live for prophecies to be fullfilled, sometimes it happens in their lifetime and sometimes people die in the blink of an eye. This is life and we live it...till the end.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-18 16:50

      Israel was created in 1948 from 52% of the land formerly occupied by the Jewish and Palestinian people, and Palestine 43%. Most of the Israeli territory was the Negev Desert. Jerusalem fell into neither territory. Palestinians with their unelected, self-serving neighbors declared war on Israel the very next day. In the 1960's they even invaded Israel twice. Full military invasions. The result: Israel survived and pushed them back, gaining territory in the process. This is the origin of what you wrongly call "stealing land". There have been almost daily attacks by Palestinians, incited by their self-serving unelected backers. Palestinians even teach their children at Kindergarten to attack Israel, rather than be peaceful. Children. Kindergarten. From day one, and even today it's wage war on Israel. Israel defends herself. Yes sometimes going too far, which is unacceptable, but self-defense nonetheless. All that needs to happen is for Palestinians to choose peace side by side with Israel. This is more likely going forward now because the unelected dictators are being removed from power by their people, one by one. They will no longer use the Palestinians for their own internal political ploys.

  • F474L3RR0R - 2012-11-18 11:37

    If Israel is retaliating to attacks, why are there not measures put in place to prevent attacks on Israel? That way they have nothing to retaliate to? The whole reason behind the conflict still confuses so maybe someone can enlighten me as to why there is rocket fire into Israel in the first place?

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