The Office of the Supreme Leader

The Leader, in response to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement’s General Secretary

You have proven that each part of the resistance can solely defeat the enemy

Ayatollah Khamenei, in response to the letter of Mr Ziyad al-Nakhalah, Secretary General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement, considered the courageous resistance of the Islamic Jihad movement to be the reason for the elevation of this movement's position in the [Axis of] resistance and neutralization of the deception of the Zionist regime and defeating it and emphasizing the need to preserve the integrity of all Palestinian groups he noted: The usurper enemy is getting weaker, and the Palestinian resistance is getting stronger.

In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

My Mujahid brother, Mr Ziyad al-Nakhalah, -May Allah grant the continuation of your successes-

Salamun Alaikum

I received your honourable letter. May God reward you well and hasten the final victory of the proud and oppressed Palestinian nation.

The recent incident doubled the honours of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement and elevated the position of the Islamic Jihad in the glorious resistance movement of the Palestinian nation. With your brave resistance, you neutralized the deceitful policy of the usurping regime. You have proven that each part of the resistance complex can solely defeat the enemy. By linking the mujahidat (struggles) in Gaza with the West Bank and other resistance forces with their support for the jihad movement, you were able to expose the integrity of the Palestinian nation's jihad to the face of the evil and deceitful enemy. All the efforts of the Palestinian groups in all the land of Palestine should be to maintain this unity. The usurper enemy is getting weaker, the Palestinian resistance is getting stronger, and there is no power but God. We are still with you. May peace and blessings be upon you.

Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei
The 11th of August 2022

The 13th of Muharram al-Haram 1444


In his letter, Mr Ziyad al-Nakhalah pointed out the widespread presence of Palestinian mujahids, especially the Islamic Jihad movement and the military wing of Saraya al-Quds, throughout Palestine, especially in Gaza and the West bank and emphasized: With the presence of Jihad resistance battalions, not a day passes without clashes with the Zionist regime in the West Bank.

In explaining the situation in Gaza, the Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad Movement pointed out the robust stand of this region against the occupying regime and added about the recent three-day clashes: We called these conflicts "Wahda al-Sahat" (the unity of the fields) to emphasize the unity of our nation against the enemy, which is trying to destroy this unity with all its power and conspiracies.

Ziyad al-Nakhalah emphasized that in this war, the entire occupied Palestinian land was under the range of the Islamic Jihad resistance missiles and said: This battle disturbed the estimates of the Zionist regime in such a way that within three days, they were forced to request a ceasefire and accept the terms of resistance.

The Secretary General of Islamic Jihad called the enemy's plan to create division among the resistance forces and added: They announced that the goal of the war was only Islamic Jihad, but Islamic Jihad, with its powerful and courageous struggle, aroused the astonishment and support of all resistance forces in the region and the world and it was approved and supported by the Palestinian nation and all the resistance organizations and at the head of it is the Hamas movement.

The Secretary General of Islamic Jihad called this achievement of the resistance a prelude to more remarkable victories of the Palestinian nation in the future and thanked the role of the Hezbollah movement under the leadership of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, as well as Iran's support and endorsements in all dimensions to the leadership and guidance of the leader of the Islamic Revolution and added: If it weren't for your constant support and standing, this victory and past victories would not have been achieved.

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