Iranian Group Registers Volunteers to Fight Israel

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Tehran, Iran (AP) A prominent Iranian conservative political party is registering volunteers to fight against Israel in response to the air assault against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

The party, the Combatant Clergy Society, announced it was looking for volunteers on its Web site. It says the volunteers can fight Israel by helping in three fields: military, financial and propaganda.

The group said Monday it decided to sign up volunteers after Iran’s Supreme Leader issued a religious decree Sunday that said anyone killed while defending Palestinians in Gaza would be considered a martyr.

The Combatant Clergy Society has considerable political and economic power in Iran, which backs Hamas. It says the registration period will last about a week.

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