Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has slammed the Israeli massacre of Palestinian children in the besieged Gaza Strip as ‘genocide,’ saying the Tel Aviv regime is butchering ‘humanity’ in the Palestinian enclave.
“Bombing schools and mutilating Palestinian children are objective and flagrant examples of genocide in the world today,” President Rouhani stated, describing the Israeli military crimes in Gaza as the “slaughter of humanity.”
The Iranian president made the remarks in a message to a Thursday gathering staged by a large group of Iranian children to show their support for the kids in Gaza, which has been the scene of brutal Israeli raids over the past month.
Rouhani further called on the Western states to support the people around the world in their calls to stop the Israeli regime’s “huge genocide” in the impoverished Gaza Strip.
“The world knows that no logic could defend the killing of innocent and defenseless children of Gaza,” said the Iranian president, stressing that the Israeli carnage in the Palestinian sliver shows the regime’s failure in the face of Palestinian resistance.
President Rouhani also criticized the Western states and some international bodies for adopting double-standard policies in dealing with the issue of human rights and remaining tight-lipped in the face of Israeli atrocities.
About 1,900 Palestinians, including more than 400 children, have been killed and over 9,500 others wounded since the Israeli military first launched its brutal military aggression against Gaza on July 8.
A three-day humanitarian ceasefire between the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas and Israel took effect at 8:00 a.m. local time (0500 GMT) on Tuesday.
By Press TV
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