Statement » Translation of Statement by the Office of al-Sayyid al-Sistani (may he live long) regarding the Continuous Bombing Throughout the Gaza Strip
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
During these days, the Gaza Strip is being subjected to continuous bombing and intense attacks, which are unparalleled and have currently resulted in the death and injury of more than six thousand innocent civilians, the displacement of large numbers of people from their homes, and the destruction of vast residential areas. The extent of the bombing, which is targeting many areas, has left no safe place for people to shelter.
At the same time, the occupying army is imposing a stifling siege on the Gaza Strip, which most recently includes water, food, medicine, and other necessities of life, with the objective of causing the greatest harm to people who have no recourse and are powerless, as if its intent is to take revenge on them and compensate for its resounding loss and great failure in recent confrontations.
This is happening in full view of the whole world without any deterrent or prohibition. Rather, there are those who support these criminal acts and justify them under the pretext of self-defense!
The entire world is called upon to stand up against this terrible brutality and to stop the occupying forces from continuing to carry out their plans to cause further harm to the oppressed Palestinian people.
Ending the tragedy of the respected people of Palestine, which has persisted for seven decades, by granting them their legitimate rights and removing the occupation from their usurped lands is the only way to bring security and peace to this region. Without this, resistance to the aggressors will continue and the cycle of violence will keep on claiming more innocent lives. Indeed, there is no recourse nor strength except in Allah Almighty.
25th of the Rabi al-Awwal /1445 A.H – 11/10/2023
Office of al-Sayyid al-Sistani (may Allah prolong his life) – Holy City of Najaf