Hamas 'brought Israel to its knees': Iran

Tehran - Iran said on Wednesday that Palestinian militants had emerged the victors and brought their Israeli foe "to its knees" during the bloody 50-day Gaza conflict.

"The heroic Palestinian people have forged a new era with the victory of the resistance which has brought the Zionist regime to its knees," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

"This victory prepares the way for the final liberation of all the occupied lands especially Quds (Jerusalem)," it said, congratulating the Palestinian people and the militant groups in Gaza that Iran supports.

After seven weeks of the deadliest Israeli-Palestinian violence in a decade, a long-term ceasefire took hold at 16:00 on Tuesday, sparking festivities around the Gaza Strip.

The conflict, which began on 8 July when Israel began Operation Protective Edge in a bid to stamp out cross-border rocket fire, cost the lives of 2 143 Palestinians and 70 on the Israeli side.

UN figures show nearly 70% of the Palestinian victims were civilians, while 64 of the Israelis killed were soldiers.

A Palestinian official said the Egyptian-mediated deal would involve an end to Israel's eight-year blockade of Gaza.

Ending the blockade had been a key Palestinian demand in truce talks, with the Islamist movement Hamas that rules Gaza hailing the agreement as a "victory for the resistance".

Darren Marcus 2014-08-27 02:07:39 PM
Ha ha ha ha these Islam con artists are retardidly funny ! It's like watching an evil version of Forrest Gump !
Willem Proost 2014-08-27 02:08:03 PM
Well at least somebody is happy with all the killings
Steve Felder 2014-08-27 02:09:56 PM
These guys clearly live in a parallel universe.
Steve Felder 2014-08-27 02:09:56 PM
These guys clearly live in a parallel universe.
Steve Felder 2014-08-27 02:09:56 PM
These guys clearly live in a parallel universe.
Steve Felder 2014-08-27 02:09:56 PM
These guys clearly live in a parallel universe.
Steve Felder 2014-08-27 02:09:58 PM
These guys clearly live in a parallel universe.
William Thompson 2014-08-27 02:10:39 PM
No one wins a war one side only looses more than the other side
Chris Williams 2014-08-27 02:10:41 PM
Nope...that's not what happened
Sthembiso Jali 2014-08-27 02:11:57 PM
Now they start bragging about victory, expect more blasts soon.