Imam Khamenei

Israel should be annihilated: We offered the world a practical guide to achieve that


The Zionist regime has set for itself a goal of carrying out blatant violence since the beginning of its illegitimate existence. That regime does not even deny its tendency towards violence! They have made it their goal to maintain a "clenched iron fist": they say this everywhere and always; they are proud of it: this is their policy.
Since the year 1948 -- when this deceitful regime came into so-called "official" existence -- to this day, they have been pursuing aggressive policies... Of course, they [Zionist regime] had committed many atrocities in Palestine before it was "officially" recognized and before the colonialists made its imposition on the world and that region. But during those years, they did whatever they wanted [they had no moral limitations] as a government body and with their political system. They committed any vile act that one could not even imagine a ruling government could do to a people. They have no scruples whatsoever: this is the truth of the Zionist regime.
There is no cure for "Israel's" barbarism except the annihilation of its regime. Annihilating the Zionist regime does not call for massacring the Jewish [or any other religious group] people in the region. The sound statement that our magnanimous Imam (r.a.) made--that Israel should be annihilated--is based around humane principles. We've presented to the world a practical solution for the Zionist regime's annihilation, and no one could critique it reasonably. We announced that a poll or a referendum should be conducted so that the people who live in, come from, and belong to this region can determine who should govern over it: we made it clear that the people should resolve this issue.
This [allowing the people to vote] is what's meant by "annihilating the Zionist regime": this is the solution. This solution is reasonable and favored by today's standards of logic around the world: it is a practical solution. We put forward a proposal to the United Nations and a number of international organizations in charge of such affairs. And this proposal was discussed among them.
There is no cure for the problems that this savage regime--whose policy is to carry on with an iron fist; with cruelty and savagery; that does not care about or denies the killing of people and children, attacking different regions and causing destruction--has created except its destruction and annihilation. If by Allah's favor that day comes, and if it is annihilated, so much the better. But, what is the solution so long as this usurper regime of an illegitimate entity survives? The cure is decisive and militant resistance against it.
Palestinians must demonstrate immense power in the face of Zionists. Not one person should feel that if it had not been for the missiles of Gaza, the Zionist regime would have ceased their incursions. Take note of what Zionists are doing to the West Bank: this is while there are no missiles, weapons, or even guns in the West Bank. The only weapons that the people can arm themselves with are stones! Realize what the Zionist regime has been doing there: whatever it wants. It destroys people's homes, it destroys their farmland, it destroys their lives, and it humiliates and belittles the people. If they want to, the Zionist cut off the water on them and blacks them out by cutting off their source for electricity.
It is not the case that if we do not display power in the face of the Zionists, they will tolerate and show mercy to people and observe their rights, not at all. The only cure that exists before the Zionist regime is annihilated is that the Palestinians must manage to move powerfully.
If they exert power, it is possible that the other side--which is this savage and violent regime--will retreat, as they are looking for a truce with all their might.--This means that they have become desperate. They kill people and their children: they reveal their cruelty in an excessive manner: but they are desperate as well. The Zionist regime is in dire straits, and this is why they seek a truce.
We believe that the West Bank should be armed like Gaza: it is necessary to exert power. Those who are interested in the fate of Palestine should do whatever they can to help: this is what should be done. The people in the West Bank should be armed as well. The only thing that can alleviate the Palestinians' pains is to exert power. Otherwise, if we act tame, subservient, or obedient like, nothing that is to the advantage of the Palestinians will be accomplished; and the violence that this malevolent and savage beast is exercising will not fade.

Jul 23, 2014