Egypt’s ousted pres. Morsi hails Gaza 'resistance'

Egypt’s ousted pres. Morsi hails Gaza
# 29 July 2014 00:27 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi has admired Palestinian "resistance" in the 21-day Israeli war on the besieged Gaza Strip, APA reports quoting Press TV.

"A full salute to those who resist and to the revolutionaries," Morsi said in a message posted on his Facebook page on Sunday.

"Our compass is set on supporting Palestine against the usurping occupier and we are with any resistance against any occupier."

He also praised his supporters for "the pursuit of their revolution."

Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically-elected president, was toppled last year in a military coup led by Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the country’s current president and the then army commander.

In Gaza, Israeli warplanes have been pounding numerous sites in the coastal enclave since July 8, demolishing houses and burying families in the rubble.

Israeli tanks also began a ground offensive against the impoverished Palestinian land on July 17.

Palestinian medics say over 1,080 Palestinians have been killed so far in the Israeli attacks and more than 6,500 others injured.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed on Sunday a UN-brokered truce proposal endorsed by the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, saying Tel Aviv will take whatever action necessary to fight the Palestinian resistance fighters.

Top Hamas leader in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh has said the besieged Gaza Strip will become “a graveyard for Israeli soldiers” who are committing crimes against the Palestinians.