Here is reality versus the establishment propaganda media: Rouhani is no “moderate,” as is claimed, and jihad, in its most common usage, is no interior spiritual struggle.
“President Rouhani: No Options Left for Palestinians but Jihad,” Fars News Agency, December 13, 2016:
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned of Israel’s misusing the insecurities in the region, and said the Palestinians have no way out, but resistance and jihad against Tel Aviv.
“Today, the world public opinion is faced with this strong argument that the Zionist regime has never been after peace, and this argument and reasoning should be used to show that there is no way, but jihad and resistance for the Palestinians against the usurper regime,” President Rouhani said in a meeting with Leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah in Tehran on Tuesday.
Warning that the Zionist regime has in the past two decades misused the security problems in the region, he said that the regime and its supporters have paved the ground for terrorists’ operation in the regional states, specially Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and even North Africa to make them busy with internal security problems and forget the Palestinian issue.
Abdullah, for his part, appreciated Iran’s support for the Palestinian people and resistance groups, and said if Iran didn’t help, the Palestinians wouldn’t be able to maintain their position and inform the world of their ideas and causes.
Israel has laid siege on the Gaza Strip since June 2007. The blockade has led to a dramatic decline in the standards of living as well as substantial levels of unemployment and poverty.
The occupied Palestinian territories have witnessed tensions ever since Israeli forces imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem in August 2015….