Jul 13, 2014, 2:31 AM
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Supreme Leader: US, UK backing Israeli crimes against Palestinians

Tehran, July 13, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received a group of Persian language and literature professors and poets from Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and India.

The Supreme Leader received the Persian literature professors and poets on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the Second Shiite Imam Hassan (AS).

Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the ongoing Israeli atrocities against the Palestinians and said, 'The US and Britain back Israel’s deadly attacks against Palestinians.'

The Supreme Leader said on Saturday that the two countries do not care about the Tel Aviv regime’s killings and “officially support these attacks'.

More than 150 people, including women and children, have been killed in five days of Israeli airstrikes against the coastal enclave.

The domineering world powers back evil as long as it is in their interest while they confront good savagely, the Leader said.

The Tel Aviv regime has been pounding targets in Gaza since it started its latest wave of aggression against the coastal sliver on Tuesday.

The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, has reacted to Israeli airstrikes by firing rockets against towns and cities in the occupied Palestinian territories, including Tel Aviv and East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

Over 160 Palestinians, including women and children, were killed and about 1,200 others were injured in Israel’s eight-day offensive on the coastal enclave, which ended on November 21, 2012.

Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.

The apartheid regime of Israel denies about 1.7 million people in Gaza their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, jobs that pay proper wages, and adequate healthcare and education.