RNA - "The policy of the western, Hebrew (Israeli) and Arab coalition is annihilating the humanitarian, financial, logistic, infrastructural and ideological power and capacities of the resistance front and weakening and disintegrating the Islamic states to provide security for the Zionist regime and continue domination of the global usurpers over Muslim resources and wealth more than the past," Velayati said in Tehran on Wednesday.
He described establishment of security for Israel as the strategic priority of the US in West Asia and the main pivot of all policies against the resistance front.
Velayati, meantime, underscored that the resistance front has now grown more powerful, more efficient and more deterrent than ever to stand against enemies' plots.
His remarks came after the Palestinian resistance movement on Monday night carried out its most intensive shelling of Israel since the 2014 Gaza war in retaliation for a cross-border commando raid. Gaza's retaliatory anti-tank missile, Kornet ATGM, hit a bus carrying Israeli forces, destroying the vehicle and killing one of them and injuring several.
Also, rocket sirens sounded throughout Southern Israeli settlements, including in Be'er Sheva, Ashkelon and Sderot. The sirens prompted thousands of settlers to rush for bomb shelters.
According to Fars News Agancy, the Israel Defense Forces claimed that the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted around 100 out of some 400 launches from Gaza.
Hamas claimed responsibility for the massive barrage of rockets and projectiles fired into Southern parts of the occupied territories, near the so-called border fence. The group's military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, warned Tel Aviv it would bomb more places in Israel if attacks on Gaza continued.
Al-Qassam Brigades held the leadership of the Israeli occupation state fully responsible for what happened in Ashkelon, warning that there will be unprecedented strikes against Israeli targets if its aggression does not stop.