Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi says Israel’s shameless move to force the people of Gaza to flee their homes runs counter to all international laws and humanitarian principles.
Addressing a cabinet session on Sunday evening, Raeisi strongly condemned the silence of certain countries and international organizations in the face of Israel’s unprecedented and heinous crimes against the oppressed and defenseless people of Palestine
Those who keep silent in the face of Israel’s crimes must be held accountable for their actions and face the judgment of history, he added.
He reiterated the Islamic Republic’s unwavering and definite policy of supporting the people of Palestine.
The Iranian president warned that wasting any second to stop Israel’s bombardment of residential areas in Gaza and to help people access basic commodities would lead to harmful consequences.
He also called on all countries to fulfill their responsibilities vis-à-vis the ongoing situation in Gaza, where the Israeli occupying regime presses ahead with its brutal attacks against civilians.
On October 7, the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas launched Operation Al-Aqsa Storm deep into the territories occupied by the Israeli regime. The operation involved large-scale air, land, and sea strikes.
The group said the operation was a reaction to the recurring desecration of the al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied al-Quds as well as intensified Israeli atrocities against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
Israel responded with intensive air strikes on civilian targets in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 2,670 Palestinians in Gaza and wounding some 10,000 others, according to the territory’s health ministry.
The regime has also intensified the siege of Gaza, leaving the city, home to more than 2.3 million Palestinians, without water, electricity, fuel and internet.
According to reports, Israel also destroyed some 135,000 houses and residential units in Gaza since the beginning of its savage attacks.
In a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron earlier on Sunday, Raeisi said Israel’s actions against Palestinians echo the crimes perpetrated by the Nazis during the Second World War, warning that the dimensions of the war will broaden if the Israeli regime persists with its attacks.
“If the Zionist regime seeks to pay for its defeat through the continuation of these crimes [against Palestinians], the dimensions of the developments will expand,” the Iranian president said.