Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Iran is Taking Advantage of the Palestinian Issue to Advance its Own Agenda

Some experts have called Ayatollah Khomeini one of the most important individuals of the twentieth century, who used every opportunity to consolidate and strengthen his position and that of his regime.

For example, at a time when his regime was under pressure internationally, he exploited the feelings of Muslims by issuing a fatwa for the assassination of Salman Rushdie on the charge of blasphemy and tried to divert attention elsewhere to free his regime from pressure.

Another case was the designation of the last Friday of Ramadan as Quds Day, calling on Muslims around the world to demonstrate in support of the Palestinian people. This seemed to be a legitimate move in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and that is why, at first, when Khomeini’s identity was not known either in Iran or among the Muslims of the world, he was welcomed, and the masses responded by holding large demonstrations in support of the Palestinian people.

It is now clear to the Palestinians and most Muslims around the world that the policies of Khomeini and his successor, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, have done the most damage to the Palestinian people.

Khomeini first sought to expand his influence by going to war against Iraq that killed more than 2 million people and caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage to both countries.

When he failed to achieve his goal, he began supporting proxy forces in the region, and in opposition to Yasser Arafat, Khomeini threw his support behind Hamas and by doing so, caused divisions among the Palestinian people that practically led to the division of Palestine into two parts, further weakening the Palestinian state.

Now, 40 years later, the Iranian regime is still trying to portray itself as a supporter of the Palestinian cause, but their claim has no buyer among the Iranian people, the Palestinian people, and the wider Muslim world.

Now, 40 years later, the Iranian regime is still trying to portray itself as a supporter of the Palestinian cause, but their claim has no buyer among the Iranian people, the Palestinian people, and the wider Muslim world.

Read the complete article at: International Policy Digest

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