Gazans thank Iran with billboards

The messages were written in Arabic, English, Hebrew and Farsi.

Gazans thank Iran with billboards

World Bulletin / News Desk

Gazans offered very public thanks to Iran on Tuesday for helping them in this month's fight against Israel.

"Thank you Iran", said large billboards on three major road junctions in the Gaza Strip.

The message was written in Arabic, English, Hebrew and Farsi. The posters also depicted the Iranian Fajr 5 rockets that were used for the first time to target two large population centers. No one was injured in the attacks.

The billboards were not signed, but a senior official with Islamic Jihad, Khader Habib, said it was only natural to show gratitude for Iran's role in the conflict.

"Iranian rockets struck at Tel Aviv. They reached out to Jerusalem. Therefore it was our duty to thank those who helped our people," he told Reuters.

"We have distinctive, good relations with Iran and such a relationship will continue as long as Iran supports the Palestinian people and backs up the resistance," he added.

Israel launched an air offensive on Nov. 14, killing over 170 Palestinians, more than half of them civilians. Six Israelis were also killed, four of them civilians.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Kasım 2012, 17:30