Islamic Jihad praises Iran for role in Gaza war

TEHRAN — The head of Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad praised Iran for its role in last summer’s Gaza conflict against Israel, during a visit to Tehran on Thursday.

“Definitely, the victory was achieved with the assistance of the Islamic republic,” Ramadan Abdullah Shallah said at a meeting with Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

“Without Iran’s strategic and efficient help, resistance and victory in Gaza would have been impossible,” he said of the 50-day war.

Iran, an arch-foe of Israel, provides the technology for Palestinian fighters of Islamic Jihad and Hamas, a larger Islamist movement which controls the Gaza Strip, to fire missiles at towns in the Jewish state…