Iran’s Response to Israel Gives Hope to Many Gazans

The world stands on the brink of war.

But the Palestinians have been getting bombed into oblivion for the better part of a year now, and they’re just happy to see Jews get a taste of their own medicine.


Iran’s attack on Israel drew applause from many Palestinians in Gaza on Sunday as rare payback for the Israeli offensive on their enclave, although some said they suspected Tehran had staged the assault more for show than to inflict real damage.

“For the first time, we saw some rockets that didn’t land in our areas. These rockets were going into the occupied Palestine,” said Abu Abdallah, referring to land that became Israel in 1948 rather the occupied West Bank and Gaza.

We know what land he’s referring to.

Everyone understands “occupied Palestine.”

“We are hopeful that if Iran or any other country enters the war a solution for Gaza might be nearer than ever. The Americans may have to resolve Gaza to end the roots of the problem,” said Abu Abdallah, 32, using a nickname rather than his full name.

Many in Gaza have felt abandoned by Middle East neighbours since Israel began an offensive that has killed more than 33,000 people in response to attacks on Israeli soil by Hamas, who killed 1,200 people and took 253 hostage on Oct. 7.

However support has come from Iran and its regional proxies, particularly Tehran’s ally Hezbollah in Lebanon, who are allies of Gaza’s Hamas Islamist rulers.

They’re the real ones.

They didn’t forget Gaza.

The future belongs to those who keep it real.

Footage circulated from the enclave showed many residents, including inside displacement tents, whistling and others chanting Allah Akbar (God is the Greatest) in joy as the skies were lit up by Iranian rockets and Israeli interceptions.

Whoever decides to attack Israel, dares to attack Israel at a time when the whole world acts in its service, is a hero in the eyes of Palestinians regardless of whether we share their (Iran’s) ideology or not,” said Majed Abu Hamza, 52, a father of seven, from Gaza City.

We have been slaughtered for over six months and no one dared to do anything. Now Iran, after its consulate was hit, is hitting back at Israel and this brings joy into our hearts,” Abu Hamza added.

We all had joy in our hearts watching those bombs drop.

We’ve watched this thing in Palestine for seven months, and were constantly saying “something is going to have to give.”

Now, something gave.

The future is wide open.

Whatever happens, whatever future becomes reality, it is going to be one without Israel.