Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, condemned the IDF raid on a flotilla bound for Gaza and said that "this criminal attack proves to all that Zionism is the new fascism, it is just more violent than fascism."
Khamenei called on Arab nationa to take vigorous action and demand that "criminals" Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak be tried. "The Palestinian fighters, the people, and the government of Gaza should know that their cruel enemy is now weaker than ever and more vulnerable. The maritime crimes yesterday do not prove strength but rather the distress of this exploitative regime," he said. (Dudi Cohen)