TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian students are due to hold rallies in front of the Egyptian interest section and the Jordanian embassy in Tehran on Monday to protest at the two Muslim countries’ negligence and indifference to the numerous international demands made for opening their borders to humanitarian aid cargoes for the Palestinians.
The organizers of the rallies announced that the Iranian students have written letters to a number of Islamic embassies in Tehran to protest at their silence on the Gazans’ massacre by Israel and their non-cooperation in sending humanitarian aids to the Palestinians who are in urgent need of food stuff and medicine.
The students are due to gather in front of the Egyptian interest section and the Jordanian embassy on Monday in the presence of a number of political figures and senior parliament members.
Last night, Tehran University Professors, staff and students issued a statement to blast the UN secretary-general for his inaction vis-a-vis Israel’s ongoing atrocities and massacre of the Palestinians in Gaza, and urge Ban Ki-moon to comply with his duty as the head of the world body to stop Tel Aviv’s ongoing bloodshed in the besieged enclave.
“It has now been nearly four weeks that the small blockaded and helpless land of Gaza is being destroyed through the vicious and inhumane forces of an occupying regime,” the academics, personnel and students of Tehran University said in a statement issued Saturday night.
“This devastating attack from the air, from the sea by naval ships relentlessly firing bombs and rockets, and from land by artillery and armored vehicles, has resulted in an enormous number of innocent men, women, and especially children, being critically wounded and killed,” it continued.
The statement further reminded the UN chief of his responsibilities, and urged him to comply with his duties.
“Mr. Ban Ki-moon, due to your important responsibility, you are held accountable to end these events.”
“Do you not see the obvious violation of international conventions and treaties? Do you not see this wild and barbaric attack as a clear example of genocide? Do you not believe that the long lasting blockade of a nation under such harsh conditions is an inhumane act? Do you not believe that issuing useless or inadequate Security Council statements along with your biased remarks enable the prolonging of this crime,” it asked sarcastically.
“You must bear responsibility for the position that you occupy. Nations find your actions to be unacceptable. It is essential that this genocide be stopped in any way possible and the captive Palestinian nation be returned its principal rights. We expect action. We demand action. What, sir, are you prepared to do,” the statement asked in conclusion.
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 1,749, with over 10,000 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.
Millions of Iranians in the International Quds Day rallies last Friday condemned Israeli crimes against the oppressed Palestinian nation, specially in Gaza, and the silence shown by the international bodies and the western states over the Zionists’ massacre of the Gazans.
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