Palestinians "have to increase their power and [capacity for] resistance in order to force the criminals to give in and stop their violent measures," Ayatollah Khamenei said via a video conference to representatives of student groups hailing from various Iranian universities.
"The violent and cruel crimes of the Zionists are [taking place] before the eyes of the people of the world, and all should live up to their duties by condemning them," Ayatollah Khamenei asserted.
While expressing profound regret over the brutalities, the Leader hailed the Palestinian nation's alertness, steadfastness, and resolve to confront the regime's crimes.
Ayatollah Khamenei also addressed another tragedy that recently afflicted the Muslim world, namely the explosions that targeted schoolgirls in the Afghan capital Kabul.
"May God's damnation befall" those who perpetrated the atrocity, the Leader said, strongly condemning the incident which killed 85 people and wounded nearly 150 others.