MPs ask Iranian Gov’t to file Int’l lawsuit against Israel

TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Iranian legislators called on the government to file a legal complaint with the international courts to prosecute Israel for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

“Iran should pursue judicial prosecution of Israel at the international courts and the setting up of a UN fact-finding commission,” Chairman of the parliament’s Human Rights Faction Ezzatollah Yousefian Molla said on Sunday.

Stressing that the UN can put the Zionist leaders on trial for their crimes against humanity, he expressed regret that the pressures of the governments supporting Tel Aviv have blocked arrangement of such war tribunals in the past 60 years.

Also, member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Ahmad Shohani condemned the Zionist regime’s war crimes against the Gaza people, and said Israel is committing genocide in Gaza and has violated the international conventions by using unconventional weapons.

In relevant remarks in July, Iranian Ambassador to Baku Mohsen Pakayeen asked international courts to put the Zionist regime’s leaders on trial as “war criminals” for their savage acts against the defenseless Palestinians.

Addressing the International Quds Day rallies in Baku, Pakayeen strongly blasted the international circles and those who falsely claim to be advocates of human rights, and asked for the trial of Zionist leaders as “war criminals”.

He also elaborated on the Zionist regime’s goals of intensifying attacks on the Palestinians, and said, “The Zionists were after the destruction of Hamas’s military power and infrastructures but they faced the strong resistance of the resistance groups and failed in attaining their goals.”

Israeli warplanes have been pounding numerous sites in the Gaza Strip since July 8, demolishing houses and burying families under the rubble. Israeli forces also began a ground offensive against the impoverished Palestinian land on July 17.

The Palestinian death toll in Israel’s onslaught on Gaza has now reached nearly 1,730, with over 9,100 people injured. Most of the casualties have been civilians, including a large number of women and children.

Meantime, over 520,000 of Gazans, nearly one out of four, have been displaced as a result of the recent aggressions made by Israeli forces against the besieged enclave.

By Fars News Agency


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