According to the correspondent of Rasa News Agency in Najaf Ashraf, in his Friday prayer sermon, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Sadruddin al-Qubanchi referred to the various Israeli actions against Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces in recent days and said, “The attacks by the Zionist occupation regime against the Popular Mobilization Forces won’t remain without a strong response.”
The Iraqi Shi’ah scholar said, “Israel is pushing the region toward war because it doesn’t want stability in the region and is deeply afraid of the followers of Imam Ali and Imam al-Husayn in Iraq.”
He reiterated, “Although some Arab countries supported Israel invasion of Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen, the Iraqi forces aren’t helpless against the regime.”
Hujjat al-Islam al-Qubanchi condemned the statement made by Khalid ibn Ahmad Al Khalifah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain, that Israel had the right to target the positions of the Popular Mobilization Forces under the pretext of defending itself.
His Eminence said, “Although our opinion is that Israel is an usurper, our forces didn’t attack it but on the contrary, the Zionist occupation regime has taken provocative positions.”
Hujjat al-Islam al-Qubanchi stressed that the Zionist occupation regime couldn’t stand against Iraq and would soon be defeated and said, “Defending Iraq and protecting its lands is the right of the Iraqi people.”
It’s noteworthy that missile and drone strikes have been launched against four different bases belonging to the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq over the past month, starting with the explosion of a munitions warehouse in Amirli, Salahuddin governorate.
Rasa News Agency