Palestinian Intellectuals : We Stand with Syria in the Battle of Destiny

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ "The escalation of the vicious attack against  Syria's land , people and the state under an uncovered and blatant  Arab, regional and international conspiracy is , but  a revenge  for Syria 's national stand and a service for the colonialist projects in the Arab region." said a statement , issued by 70 Palestinian poets, writers and intellectuals .

 The statement  which was released in a meeting for  the Committee in  Solidarity with the Syrian people, held  in Haifa in the occupied Palestinian territories of  1948 under the title  " One thousand  greetings of pride for the Syrian Arab Army ,  the Protector  of Syria  and the compeller  of its enemies,  emphasized :" Our words and voice should be heard, because the outcome of this battle will leave its impact for generations to come, and therefore the Arab nation must win over  its enemies, whatever the sacrifices,   large or expensive. "
The Palestinian writers and men of letters voiced support for  the Syrian people and national leadership . They deplored all external interferences in  the Syrian  internal affairs ,  so that the Syrians " will  achieve their aspirations to live free and choose what they deem appropriate within the  course of their national principles."
  They expressed full confidence that the Syrian people  will overcome this ordeal  and got out of it  stronger  in spite of  haters and conspirators.
"Syria 's victory  will be  for the benefit of the Arab nation . All Arab forces from the Ocean to the Gulf should stand by Syria in the Arab  battle for destiny ,  because the ongoing battle is not only against Syria but also hit the future of all Arabs", the statement noted, adding,  that " in confirmation of these meanings,  we issue this statement as a document for  truth and history ".
" The statement conveys  two messages: The first is that a large  part of the intellectuals of our people inside Palestine  support the reform process in Syria and stand against the aggression , while the second message conveys the gratitude Palestinians in the occupied territories of  1948 for Syria 's  stand concerning  Palestinian cause", Palestinian writer Saed Nafaa told the Syrian TV.
Events taking place  in Syria confirm that there is a global conspiracy and a terrorist onslaught  to  destroy  this country , said another Palestinian writer Issam Makhoul .

For his part, Palestinian intellectual  Aleef al-Sabbagh said that enemies of Syria  are using all ways and means to partition  the Arab World." They partitioned Iraq and now they  want to fragment  Syria," he added, noting  "but, the Arab people will confront the  US-led conspiracy against the Arab world."

 

 

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Seyed Ali Khamenei: We support the Syrian people and are opposed to every kind of incitement and intervention in that country

 The following is the full text of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei to the Hajj pilgrims in 2012:

In the name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.

All praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds. May Allah's blessings and salutations be to the supreme and trustworthy Apostle, and the pure and chosen ones of his family and his worthy companions.

The Hajj season, charged with Divine mercy and blessings, has arrived once again to offer the gift of Divine grace to the felicitous who have the honor to be present at this radiant tryst. Here, both place and time invite you, Hajj pilgrims, to spiritual edification and material uplift. Here, Muslim men and women, with their hearts and tongues, respond positively to the Divine summons to rectitude and salvation. Here everyone finds the opportunity to drill the lessons of brotherhood, equality and piety. Here is the great camp for teaching and training. It showcases the unity, diversity and splendor of the Islamic Ummah and is a battlefront for struggle against Satan and false deities (taaghoot). The wise and omnipotent Lord has made this a place where the faithful shall witness their own interests. Should we see with the eyes of wisdom and summon the will to learn from experience, this heavenly promise will embrace our entire individual and collective lives in its expanse.

The Hajj rites signify the embrace between worldly existence and afterlife and the union of individual and society. The plain and majestic Ka'bah; the bodies and the hearts circling an immovable and eternal center; the unceasing and orderly effort (s'ay) and quest under taken between an origin and end; the en masse migration to the resurrectional fields of 'Arafat and the Mash'ar; the passion and presence occasioned by this great gathering, which burnish and refresh the hearts; the collective surge to attack the symbols of Satan; and then a harmonious stream of people, from all places, of all colors and hues, throughout these symbolic rites rich with meaning and hints of guidance-these are the unique characteristics of this sacred rite loaded with meaning and content.

Such are the rites which infuse the hearts with God's remembrance and brighten the core of human heart with the lights of piety and faith, liberating the individual from the confines of egoism and submerging him in the diverse collectivity of the Islamic Ummah. They cover him with the armor of piety, which protects his soul from the poisonous arrows of sin and imbue him with a combative spirit against devils and false deities

More Palestinians Martyred in Israeli Raids

 

A Zionist air strike on the Gaza Strip killed a Palestinian early Wednesday, bringing to three the number of people martyred in overnight raids as the Emir of Qatar Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani is on a visit to Gaza, al-Manar TV said.

 The latest air strike, on Rafah in the south, targeted members of the Popular Resistance Committees, a medic said, adding that another resistance fighter was wounded in the raid.

  Two Zionist air strikes on northern Gaza Strip late on Tuesday killed two Palestinians and wounded seven more, said a health ministry spokesman.

  A statement from Hamas said those martyred were members of its military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.

 

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Vahidi: Airship to be Unveiled, New Missiles Will be Test-Fired Soon

 Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Wednesday that Iran’s Armed Forces are to unveil an airship and test-fire new missiles within months according to Iranian News Agency (IRNA).

    Speaking to reporters at the end of a cabinet session, Vahidi said Iranian experts have become highly capable of manufacturing satellites and satellite launchers.

 As to the issue of Iran raised during the third round of US presidential debate between President Barak Obama and his rival Republican candidate Mitt Romney, the defense minister said both the US government and its authorities have realized and repeatedly stated that they could not make any military attack against Iran.

 The third and last round of US presidential debate was held on Monday.

 "While campaigning for US presidency, candidates usually utter some words to please the Zionist lobby but it does not necessarily mean that they are capable of fulfilling those words," Vahidi stressed.

 

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Iranian Lt . Gen: U.S. and Zionist Plans to Undermine Syria Failed

 

 

 

TEHRAN, (ST)_ " All Zionist conspiracies targeting Syria 's  security and stability and to bring down the regime in Syria failed ",  said the Commander General of the Islamic Revolution Guards Lt. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari ,  pointing out that the enemies are disappointed   over  the possibility of overthrowing the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

The Jafari  explained during a graduation ceremony of a new Iranian military patch  that the Iranian people  will be victorious on all external pressures, thanks to their steadfastness and defiance.

He said that the task of the  Islamic Revolution forces  is to preserve the gains of the Islamic Revolution, adding that based on this fact these forces  closely monitor events in the region and the world to deter conspiracies targeting the Iranian people
Jafari underestimated  the importance of the threats frequently  launched against Iran, denying the possibility of launching any foreign attack against it .

 

Syria Times