Raad Al Kafaji, KH commander, November 2014

“[D]on’t forget there is a big difference between Hezbollah in Iran and Hezbollah in Iraq. Philosophically, we have the same enemy – Daish (ISIS) and Israel – but we are fighting here for justice.”Janine di Giovanni, “Nemesis: The Shadowy Iranian Training Shia Militias in Iraq,” Newsweek, November 27, 2014,

Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the IRGC, October 21, 2014

“Now the Islamic Iran doesn’t allow the Zionist regime’s expansion in the region and it is considered as the opposite point of the Zionist regime.”“IRGC Commander: Iran Prevents Expansion of Zionist Regime in Region,” Fars News Agency, October 21, 2014,

Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the IRGC, October 20, 2014

“We thank God for the security that has been established in the Southeastern parts of the country despite all the investments of our trans-regional enemies, including the Americans and the Zionists, as well as certain regional enemies and despite their too much planning.”“IRGC Top Commander Reiterates Enemies’ Failure in Creating Insecurity at Iranian Borders,” Fars News Agency, October 20, 2014,

Ali Khamenei, October 16, 2014

“Fighting the Zionist regime (Israel) is a war of destiny.”“Leader Urges Palestinian Resistance Groups to Enhance Defense Capabilities,” Fars News Agency, October 16, 2014,

Mohammed al-Bukhaiti, member of Houthis political party, Fall 2014

“What we have in common with Iran or Hezbollah or Hamas and Islamic Jihad, is that we have a common stand vis-a-vis Israel and US and we will cooperate with any political actor in the region who stands in the face of the US regional designs.”“Q&A: What do the Houthis want?,” Al Jazeera, October 2, 2014,

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, September 23, 2014

The U.S. “…launched atomic bomb attacks against people in Japan and launched wars in Vietnam [and]… supported [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu in the 50-day war against Gaza… is not qualified ethically and morally to present itself as a fighter against terrorism or as a leader for an international coalition” against terrorism.“America mother of terrorism: Hezbollah chief,” Press TV, September 23, 2014,

Anonymous PIJ militant, September 9, 2014

“We are now inside one of the tunnels of the Al-Quds Brigades [the military arm of PIJ], on which work began the minute the war on Gaza ended and the ceasefire was declared… We will not be hindered by the threats of the enemy or by the ban on importing cement and other building materials…These tunnels will also have other uses, which we will not disclose. [These tunnels will be used for] launching anti-tank weapons, especially the Kornet missile… Allah willing, we are awaiting instructions to go out and take on the targets of the enemy.”“Video shows Islamic Jihad’s new Gaza tunnels,” i24 News, September 9, 2014,; “#4478-Palestinian Islamic Jihad Digs New Tunnels in Gaza,” Middle East Media Research Institute, September 4, 2014,

Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman, September 2014

In reference to the summer 2014 kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers: “Hamas praises the role martyrs Abu Aysha and Kawasme played in chasing down Israeli settlers and we stress that their assassination will not weaken the resistance.” Ali Sawafta, “Israel says its troops kill Hamas men accused of slaying teens,” Reuters, September 23, 2014,

Mohammad Reza Naqdi, commander of the Basij, August 27, 2014

“Arming the West Bank has started and weapons will be supplied to the people of this region.”“Basij Commander: Arming West Bank Started,” Fars News Agency, August 27, 2014,

Mohammad Reza Naqdi, commander of the Basij, August 27, 2014

“[W]e will do our best with full force to arm and equip the resistance, especially in the West Bank.”“IRGC Vows to Continue Backing Resistance Movement till Liberation of Palestine,” Fars News Agency, August 29, 2014,