Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami says Israeli authorities are yearning for the cessation of their military onslaught in the Gaza Strip and declaration of a ceasefire in the territory, but White House statesmen do not agree.
“The Zionists are [desperately] craving for a ceasefire as they are mired in a crisis, but the Americans do not allow such a thing to happen. The anxiety among the Zionists is much deadlier than what is unfolding in Gaza. The residents of Gaza are apparently very composed and not afraid of anything,” he said on Tuesday as he addressed a gathering of university professors at Tarbiat Modares University in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.
He underscored that Operation al-Aqsa Storm, which Gaza-based resistance groups launched against the occupying Tel Aviv regime on October 7, shattered the credit of the United States, Israel, and their Western allies.
“No matter how hard the US had tried to wield its own political clout and propagate its bogus crimes by means of soft war and mainstream media, its attempts fell short all at once following Operation al-Aqsa Storm,” Salami said.
The IRGC chief also noted that the operation laid bare the true nature of the US, the West and Israel.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, Israel has killed at least 13,300 Palestinians in Gaza, including 5,600 children and 3,550 women, since the regime waged the war on the besieged enclave on October 7.
A spokesperson from the ministry said they have evacuated at least 200 patients from the Indonesian Hospital. The evacuations come as Israeli tanks encircle the hospital – the last remaining medical facility in northern Gaza.