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Iranian group registers volunteers to fight Israel

 Iranian burn an Israeli flag as one of them holds a photo of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini, during an anti-Israel demonstration in Tehran, Mo...
 An Iranian woman reacts, during an anti-Israel demonstration in Tehran, Monday Dec. 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)
 An Iranian girl holds poster of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini, right, and Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during an anti-Israel...

IRAN ISRAEL GAZA REAX

Iranian burn an Israeli flag as one of them holds a photo of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini, during an anti-Israel demonstration in Tehran, Mo...

IRAN ISRAEL GAZA REAX

An Iranian woman reacts, during an anti-Israel demonstration in Tehran, Monday Dec. 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)

IRAN ISRAEL GAZA REAX

An Iranian girl holds poster of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini, right, and Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during an anti-Israel...

An influential Iranian group of conservative clerics began registering volunteers Monday to fight against Israel in response to the overwhelming Israeli assault against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip that has killed more than 300 people since Saturday.
The Iranian Red Crescent, meanwhile, sent a ship carrying 2,000 tons of food for the people of Gaza to be delivered via Egypt, following up on a planeload of supplies that arrived in Cairo Monday morning.
The political-religious group, the Combatant Clergy Society or Jame-e-Roohaniat-e-Mobarez, provided volunteers three ways of fighting Israel on its Web site, including through military, financial and publicity means.
The group said the registration, which began Monday, will continue for a week. It said it decided to sign up volunteers after Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, issued a religious decree to world Muslims Sunday, saying anybody getting killed while defending Palestinians in Gaza against Israeli attacks would be considered a martyr.
The Combatant Clergy Society has considerable political and economic power in Iran. It is the first time that the group is registering volunteers to fight Israel.
Khamenei's religious decree is not considered a government decision and doesn't oblige the government to launch attacks against Israel.
Iran doesn't recognize Israel and has provided political and financial support to Hamas but has denied sending weapons.
Iran's Red Crescent Society announced Monday that it had sent a ship carrying 2,000 tons of food for Gaza to be delivered through Egypt, the official IRNA news agency reported Monday.
IRNA quoted head of the society, Masoud Khatami, as saying that three more ships were waiting to be loaded with relief assistance. He said Iranian hospitals are ready to receive the injured Gazans.
An Iranian military plane landed in Cairo airport Monday with 24 tons of food and medicine for Gaza. The Egyptian Red Crescent is to take the supplies to Gaza.
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On the Web:
http://www.rohaniatmobarez.com


Updated : 2020-11-30 10:45 GMT+08:00