An editorial published in Iranian newspaper Jomhury-e Eslami on Tuesday blamed Israel and the West for the internal fighting in the Palestinian Authority.
“What is currently happening in Palestine is the result of a joint plot conjured by the Zionist criminals and the western nations against the Palestinian people,” said the newspaper, which is affiliated with Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
According to the editorial, “the West is taking its revenge on the Palestinians after they supported the resistance and did not surrender to the Zionist occupiers in the elections. The Palestinians are paying a heavy price for exercising their legitimate right.”
The article also stated that, “The Palestinian nation’s only crime is its desire to exercise its right and not give in to the illegal, racist and cruel acts of the occupation.
“The satanic partnership between the West and the Zionist regime exposes the hypocritical and deceitful protectors of democracy and those who lie on behalf of human rights groups in Europe and the United States,” the article said.
The Iranian newspaper claimed that the Palestinians will be “subject to savage attacks by the Zionists due to the fact that they voted for Hamas and the resistance in the last elections and not for the faction supported by the Zionists and the West.
“This proves that in order to exercise its rights the Palestinian nation must liberate the territories occupied by the Zionists; resistance is the only way,” the article said.