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Iran's Basij announces donation efforts for Gaza

The head of Iran's Basij has said that the organization is collecting money for reconstruction in Gaza.
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Mohammad Reza Naghdi, commader of Iran's Basij militia, speaks during Friday prayers at Tehran University November 26, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS) - RTXV35D
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According to the head of Iran’s Basij forcesor, Commander Mohammad Reza Naghdi, relief and donation efforts have commenced for the reconstruction of Gaza after the 50-day war with Israel. A number of other Iranian commanders have also made statements about help from the Islamic Republic to Palestinian groups.

At a Sept. 28 press conference, Naghdi announced that a people’s committee for the liberation of Jerusalem would be formed soon, adding, “In consideration of the brutal attack of the occupying regime of Quds on the people of Gaza, and the closeness of the Day for the Assistance of Palestinian Children, we had consultations with friends at Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation and it was decided to begin the reconstruction help for Gaza.”

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