Iran slams Israeli crimes on Nakba Day occasion

Iran has condemned Israel’s crimes against Palestinians over the past decades on the occasion of Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe), when Israeli forces displaced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their land in 1948.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Thursday, renewing its call for an end to the occupation of Palestinian territories.

The ministry said Palestinians have been subjected to Israeli crimes and oppression on a daily basis since the creation of the Israel regime 67 years ago.

The statement noted that Israel has been threatening global peace and security for decades.

Grandsons of Salman Hamaida, a 75-year-old Palestinian man who was driven out of the town of Ramla during the 1948 war, play in the rubble of his house on May 14, 2015, which was destroyed during the 50-day Israeli war on Gaza in the summer of 2014, at the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip. ©AFP

It also blamed the Tel Aviv regime, terrorist groups and certain regional governments for the current crises and conflicts in the Middle East.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry also added that the region, from Syria to Yemen, is burning in the flames of Israeli plots, violence perpetrated by Takfiri terrorist groups backed by Tel Aviv, and the wrong policies of certain regional governments.

On May 15, 1948, Israeli forces displaced some 750,000 Palestinians, forcing them to flee to different neighboring countries.

More than 760,000 Palestinians – now estimated to number nearly five million with their descendants – were driven out of their homes on May 15, 1948.

Since then, the Israeli regime has denied Palestinian refugees the right to return, despite United Nations resolutions and international law that uphold people’s right to return to their homelands.

By Press TV