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Iran - Official: Gaza Fighters Need To Be 'Equipped'

Published on: November 20, 2012 08:44 AM
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FILE - Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast speaks to the media in Tehran June 28, 2011.  ReutersFILE - Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast speaks to the media in Tehran June 28, 2011.  Reuters

Tehran - Iran says Palestinians in the Gaza Strip should be “equipped” to defend themselves against Israel.


But Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast refused to comment on Israeli allegations that Iran is already sending arms to Gaza, which has been under Israel’s attack since last week in retaliation for rockets fired by Hamas into Israel.

At least 113 Palestinians have been killed - nearly half of them civilians.

Iran is a major supporter of the militant groups such as Islamic Jihad and Hamas, which controls Gaza.

Mehmanparast also said on Tuesday that that Israel should be put on trial for war crimes over the latest offensive.

Iran has previously denied it had directly supplied Hamas with Iranian-made Fajr-5 missiles that have hit near Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 11:50 AM shimon Says:

They ARE equipped, with many missiles.
But it is that alone what seems to be CAUSING them all their problems.
(Iran, obviously, assumes the impending destruction of Israel, and any Iranian attempt to send them more alms should be met with total rebbutal. Even if it means defeating Iran in a war.... just because it won't back off trying to send alms.


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