A group of conservative Iranian clerics have launched an online registration drive seeking volunteers to fight Israel. About 3,550 people registered on Monday with the Combatant Clergy Society’s Web site.
The site gives volunteers three ways to fight Israel; military, money and using propaganda.
Volunteers are asked for their phone numbers and addresses on the web site. There are no further details on the site on how the group plans to fight.
The site was launched after a decree by Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated Sunday all that are killed while defending the Gaza Strip would be considered martyrs.
The degree was not considered a government decision but rather a religious one. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is not asking the government to launch an attack against Israel.
From Asharq Al-Awsat:
“From Monday the Combatant Clergy Society has activated its website www.rohaniatmobarez.com for a week to register volunteers to fight against the Zionist regime (Israel) in either the military, financial or propaganda fields,” the semi-official Fars news agency said.
Iran is sending a ship on Monday stocked with aid for the Gaza Strip. Protesters of the bombing in Iran burned both American and Israeli flags on Monday.