Dehqan

Silence of Muslim states emboldening Israel: Dehqan

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan

Iran’s defense minister has censured Muslim countries for remaining tight-lipped in the face of Israeli atrocities against Palestinians as Tel Aviv steps up fatal air raids on the besieged Gaza strip.

On Monday, Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan pointed to Israel’s escalating airstrikes targeting the Gaza Strip, saying the Tel Aviv regime is cashing in on the chaotic situation in the Middle East to commit crimes against Palestinians.

Unfortunately, the silence of Muslim countries on Israel’s aggression, occupation and massacre of Palestinians would embolden the Zionist regime to intensify such acts of violence, added the Iranian defense chief.

Dehqan further said it is surprising how the countries that claim to be human rights advocates support the Israeli regime’s “inhumane crimes.”

The Israeli regime along with the ISIL Takfiri group have launched a “coordinated” campaign against Palestinians, Syrians and Iraqis and seek to push the Middle East towards a “deep crisis” by waging war and committing massacres, he said.

The Iranian minister added, however, that the Palestinian nation’s resistance would eventually lead to the “humiliating defeat” of Israeli aggressors.

A total of 173 Palestinians have so far been killed and at least 1,230 others injured since the Israeli military began a fresh wave of aerial assaults on the Gaza Strip last Tuesday.

Despite international calls for an end to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said recently that the Tel Aviv regime was hitting Gaza “with growing force” and that there was no end in sight.

The Israeli military has also called up thousands of reservists for an all-out invasion of the impoverished territory, which has been blockaded since June 2007.

Over the past days, people in Iran, the US, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkey, France, Indonesia, Britain, Australia and Afghanistan have staged numerous protest rallies to condemn Israeli crimes, calling for an immediate end to the deadly airstrikes.

By Press TV

 

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