Iran's President-Elect: Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Lands a “Wound”

Iranian President-elect Hassan Rowhani on Friday called Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands a "wound," NBC News reported. “In our region there has been a wound for many years on the body of the Islamic world, in light of the occupation of holy Palestine and the beloved Jerusalem, and today is a reminder that Muslims will not forget this historical right of theirs and will continue to stand against injustice and oppression," Rowhani told journalists at a rally in Tehran. Reuters earlier cited Iran’s student news agency as quoting Rowhani as saying that Israel is “a wound that has sat on the body of the Muslim world for years and needs to be removed.” However, other Iranian state media later said Rowhani had been misquoted.

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