These kinds of statements will continue for as long the occupation deepens:
The leaders of Iran and Syria reaffirmed their support on Tuesday for what they characterized as “Palestinian resistance,” a defiant message to the United States and its Middle East allies, which are uneasy over American efforts to forge closer ties with Iran. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, who met with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, also spent time with the leaders of Hamas and other Palestinian radical groups based in Damascus. Iran is a strong supporter of Islamic militants in the region, including Hamas, which controls Gaza, and Hezbollah, which is based in Lebanon.
Such resistance can only be understood in the context of Israeli expansionism. Are the Palestinians simply supposed to lay down and accept colonialism? Hardly.