Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has condemned the international silence on the Israeli regime’s relentless crimes in the Gaza Strip, vowing to fully support the Palestinian people.
“The government and Foreign Ministry of Iran, as a revolutionary country and head of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), will with all its might support the defenseless [Palestinian] people,” Rouhani said at a cabinet session on Sunday.
Rouhani said the Israeli air and ground assaults on the defenseless people in Gaza has been compounded by “the international silence in the face of this huge catastrophe.”
The same countries which lay claim to civilization are keeping silent on the acts of terrorism by the Israeli regime, he said.
The Iranian president emphasized that the Israeli regime has caused this tragic situation under unfounded pretexts and said Western countries and many Arab and Muslim states have either remained silent on Israel’s crimes or taken insignificant measures relative to the scale of humanitarian crisis in the besieged enclave.
Rouhani said that the appalling massacre of Palestinian family members in Gaza “is not by any means tolerable and believable.”
The bloodshed is continuing in Gaza for the 13th straight day as there is no let-up to the Israeli onslaught on the blockaded enclave.
Medics say the overall Palestinian death toll has now soared to at least 435. The figure soared following a massive Israeli assault on Shejaiya district and its surroundings.
Israeli warplanes and soldiers backed by tanks have intensified aerial and ground operations against the coastal sliver. More than 3,000 Palestinians have also been wounded since July 8.
By Press TV
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