| 29 May 2024, Wednesday |

Islamic Jihad: Our alliance with Iran is only to fight the Israeli occupation

Only to fight the Israeli occupation and not for other reasons, said a statement said the Islamic Jihad regarding its alliance with Iran.

The group was responding to remarks made by an Iranian official who said the Palestinian resistance “is there to defend the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

“Our alliance with Iran is only to fight to Zionist entity,” the statement said, denying there were “any other goals”.

“The resistance of the Palestinian people has been there since the establishment of the Zionist project and the occupation of Palestine,” Islamic Jihad explained, adding: “This has been the reason for its existence, not other reasons.”

“The resistance powers, including Iran are standing objectively on one front against the Zionist enemy and its allies.”

On Saturday, an Iranian official said that the late Commander of Al-Quds Brigades of the Revolutionary Guards of Iran, Qasem Soleimani, told him that Iran had created six armies outside the country, naming Islamic Jihad and Hamas as two of them.