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Raisi: Israel has crossed ‘red lines’ that ‘may force everyone’ to act 

October 30, 2023 at 12:40 pm

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran, Iran on October 23, 2023. [Murat Gök – Anadolu Agency]

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has said that Israel has crossed “red lines” with its genocidal war against the Palestinian people in Gaza, which will prompt others to take action, as the occupation army has staged ground raids into northern Gaza, reaching the outskirts of Gaza City today.

In a post on social media platform X, Raisi stated that the “Zionist regime’s crimes have crossed the red lines, which may force everyone to take action.”

“Washington asks us to not do anything, but they keep giving widespread support to Israel. The US sent messages to the Axis of Resistance but received a clear response on the battlefield,” he said in reference to Tehran’s regional allies such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Yemen’s Houthi-led forces, Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) and militias in Syria who have thus far become involved in varying degrees.

Since the launch of the Hamas-led resistance operation Al-Aqsa Flood, which Iranian officials have praised while denying direct involvement, the northern border with Lebanon has seen strikes exchanged between Hezbollah and the occupation forces, resulting in fatalities and casualties on both sides.

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There have also been several rocket and drone attacks carried out against US bases in both Syria and Iraq, while ballistic missiles have been intercepted across the Red Sea, reportedly launched from Yemen. Rockets have also been fired from the direction of Syria towards the occupied-Golan Heights.

In an interview with Al Jazeera on Saturday, President Raisi said: “After Operation al-Aqsa Storm [was launched by Palestinian resistance groups], the Zionist regime has not been able to score any real victory, and this is a strategic failure [for Israel].”

Since the US-backed occupation military’s latest act of aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip, the civilian death toll has surpassed 8,000 with over 20,500 Palestinians wounded. It has been reported that 70 per cent of casualties in Gaza are children, women and the elderly.

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