Iran’s Supreme Leader has called on all Muslim nations to support the Palestinian resistance, saying the Palestinian issue must be a source of unity in the Muslim world.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei made the remarks in an opening speech to the 6th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada in Tehran on Tuesday.

“Despite the differences that exist among Islamic countries — some of these differences are natural, some originate from the enemy’s plot and the rest are because of negligence — the issue of Palestine can and should be the pivot of unity for all Islamic countries,” he said.

Ayatollah Khamenei noted that the Islamic world and all those who are actively involved in fighting for freedom across the world should care about the Palestinian cause and unity to support the cause.

“One of the achievements of this valuable conference is announcing the first priority of the world of Islam and freedom fighters all over the world, which is the issue of Palestine and the creation of an atmosphere of harmony and unanimity with the purpose of achieving the lofty goal of supporting the people of Palestine and their truthful and justice-oriented fight,” the Leader said.

He also said that the “intifada that has begun for the third time in the occupied lands is still moving forward in a bright and hopeful manner.”