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

“On behalf of the Zealous Basijis (volunteer forces) of the Islamic Iran, I take the honor to congratulate you as well as all the Palestinians and the entire Muslims on the great victory of the Muslim Ummah in their 51-day resistance (against Israel).”“IRGC Vows to Continue Backing Resistance Movement till Liberation of Palestine,” Fars News Agency, August 29, 2014,

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

“The Zionists should know that the next war won't be confined to the present borders and the Mujahedeen will push them back.”“Basij Commander: Arming West Bank Started,” Fars News Agency, August 27, 2014,

Nasser Abu Sharif, PIJ representative, August 27, 2014

“As the Zionist settlers were forced to emigrate from the settlements around the Gaza Strip, we will certainly witness the return of all the Zionists to their original places of residence outside Palestine in not-too-distant future.”“Islamic Jihad lauds Leader’s backing for resistance,” Press TV, August 27, 2014,

Khaled Meshaal, Hamas political bureau chief, August 25, 2014

"What is the difference between what Netanyahu, [Israeli Defense Minister Moshe] Yaalon, and [Israel Defense Forces chief of staff Benny] Gantz are doing—killing thousands of civilians, children, women, entire neighborhoods, targeting mosques, destroying hospitals and [United Nations Relief and Works Agency] schools—what's the difference between that and what the Nazis did in the 1930s and '40s? And what Hitler did. This is the real holocaust.”Michael Isikoff, “In Personal Plea, Top Hamas Leader Calls on Obama to Stop ‘Holocaust’ in Gaza,” Yahoo News, August 25, 2014,

Mohammad Reza Naqdi, commander of the Basij, August 20, 2014

“The West’s cultural invasion is not merely against the Iranian nation and it also includes their own nations (in Europe) as they intend to separate not just our, but also their own nations from ethics and morality because if the European and US nations live an ethics-based life, they won't accept the Zionists’ cruelties so easily.”“Basij Commander: European Race on Brink of Extinction,” Fars News Agency, August 20, 2014,

Abdul Alim Musa, Interview with the Iranian state-owned news outlet Press TV, May 29, 2014

“We view Islamophobia from the position of what we call the ‘Triangle of Terror.’ The Triangle of Terror in the world today relates to, number one, the United States’ government. When the triangle wants to invade our countries, like Iraq or Afghanistan, in a military way, it’s done by the United States of America.

Number two is the Zionist state of Israel and its media outlets all over the world; that is ‘image management,’ that is ‘perception management.’ It is the Zionists giving a picture of Islam and Muslims that justifies the invasion by the United States of Muslim peoples.

And number three is Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is the inter-fitna initiator amongst the Muslims. Whether we have bombings and killings of Shia centers in Iraq; whether we have the support of murderous, barbarous Takfiri forces in Syria fighting against the government; where there is bombings in Pakistan; where there is websites; where there is Saudi Arabian support of the regime in Bahrain.” (Interview with the Iranian state-owned news outlet Press TV)“‘Triangle of Terror’ spreads Islamophobia - mosque imam,” Panorama Am, May 29, 2014,

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, August 15, 2014

Israel is “a cancer… [and] the ultimate goal should be to remove it.”Ariel Ben Solomon, “Nasrallah: Israel is a cancer and the ultimate goal should be to remove it,” Jerusalem Post, August 15, 2014,

Khader Habib, senior PIJ leader, August 2014

“The issue of arms is connected to the existence of the occupation. This right is guaranteed by the laws of heaven and earth… When the Israeli occupation felt it had failed to face the resistance, it put all of its power in destroying homes and infrastructure in order to break the will of the fighters. Our nation will continue fighting until achieving all the goals set by the resistance.”“Islamic Jihad: Halting War and Ending Gaza Siege Are Not Demands but Rights,” Middle East Monitor, August 7, 2014,

Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman, August 2014

“There are also military goals related to the destruction of Israeli deterrence and power and showing that the power of this occupation is no more than a big lie.” Amelia Smith, “Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri on Israel's targeted assassinations, lifting the siege on Gaza and Egypt's role in the crisis,” Middle East Monitor, August 11, 201,

Qasem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC-QF, August 2014

“Just like in the past we have put into action our religious duty to support the resistance, we will continue this duty and will push on with our support and aid until the moment of victory, until the resistance on the ground, in the air and sea will be transformed into a hell for the Zionists.”Michael Segall, “Iran’s IRGC Quds Force Commander: ‘The Palestinian Resistance Movement Will Make the Sea, the Land, and Skies into Hell for the Zionists,’” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, July 31, 2014,