In a statement, Ali Fadavi, who holds the position of second-in-command in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), made a comparison between Israel and a “cancerous tumor.” Fadavi expressed that the resistance forces will persist in their efforts to confront Israel until this perceived “cancerous tumor” is eradicated from the world map.
The network of regional militant groups supported by Iran is often referred to using terms such as “resistance forces,” “resistance groups,” “resistance front,” and “resistance axis.” The network comprises several organizations, such as the Palestinian militant group Hamas, Lebanon’s Hezbollah, various militias in Iraq and Syria, and the Houthi militia in Yemen.
Fadavi issued a warning that there is a possibility of further attacks against Israel in the event that the Israeli attacks on Gaza continue.
According to a report from the semi-official Fars news agency, a statement was made regarding the potential consequences of ongoing crimes in Gaza. The individual quoted expressed concern that if these crimes persist, it could lead to the involvement of Muslim people from other countries in the conflict against the Zionists. This, in turn, may result in another significant event or development.
According to Fadavi, Israel is still in the process of recovering from what he characterizes as a significant defeat inflicted by Hamas in an unexpected assault on October 7. On a particular day, there was an incident where Hamas fighters managed to breach the heavily fortified border between Gaza and Israel. Tragically, this resulted in the loss of numerous lives, with at least 1,400 individuals being killed. It is important to note that the majority of those who lost their lives were civilians.
The Israeli government has taken decisive action in response to the situation in Gaza, employing a combination of air and artillery strikes. Tragically, the consequences of these strikes have resulted in the loss of over 2,800 lives, with the majority of those affected being civilians.
Tehran, a significant provider of financial and military assistance to Hamas, has expressed its admiration for the October 7 Hamas attack. However, it has categorically denied any participation in the planning or execution of the attack.
According to Fadavi, there is a belief that Israel is intentionally focusing its attacks on Palestinian civilians in Gaza. This alleged targeting is said to be a result of Israel’s perceived failure to weaken the resistance front.
According to his statement, there is a group of Muslims who are actively seeking an opportunity to carry out an attack similar to the one that occurred on October 7th against Israel.
Tens of thousands of troops have been deployed by Israel to its border with Gaza, indicating a readiness for a comprehensive ground offensive. In anticipation of an operation, Israel has given instructions to approximately half of the population in the northern part of the densely populated enclave of Gaza, which amounts to around 1.1 million Gazans.
The Iranian government has issued a warning regarding the potential consequences of a ground invasion in Gaza. They have expressed concerns that such an action could elicit responses on various other fronts, thereby escalating the conflict and potentially involving other nations.
On Tuesday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei made a statement expressing that if Israel persists in its bombardment of Gaza, the resistance forces will not be deterred.
Israel has consistently made allegations against Iran, claiming that it has played a role in escalating violence by providing weapons to Hamas. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Tehran has consistently refused to acknowledge the existence of Israel and has prioritized advocating for the Palestinian cause as a crucial element of its foreign policy.
The covert conflict between Iran and Israel has been ongoing for several years. Iran has consistently accused Israel of being responsible for carrying out sabotage attacks and assassinations that specifically target its nuclear program.