Iran slams Israel’s savage crimes in Palestine
Press TV -(Fri Jul 4, 2014) Iran has condemned continuation of Israel’s aggression against defenseless Palestinian population.
On Friday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham called on the international community, particularly the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), to condemn the Israeli crimes and take effective action to stop them.
The Iranian official also slammed restrictions imposed by the Tel Aviv regime to block Palestinians’ access to the al-Aqsa Mosque, saying such moves indicate Israel’s fear and weakness.
Afkham underlined that resistance is the only way for the Palestinians to gain their rights.
The Iranian official said the heroic Palestinian nation has become more resistant day by day against the aggressions and war crimes of Israel, adding that Palestinians can restore their absolute rights through resistance.
The Israeli regime stepped up raids on Palestinians as part of a search operation for three Israeli settlers it claimed had disappeared on June 12.
The settlers’ bodies were discovered in a field near the village of Hilhul, north of the city of al-Khalil, in the occupied West Bank on June 30. The Tel Aviv regime attacked the besieged Gaza Strip and areas in the West Bank hours after the bodies were found.
Israel claims Palestinian resistance movement Hamas is responsible for the deaths, but Hamas rejects the allegation.
In what is believed to be a revenge attack for the three settlers, a 17-year-oil Palestinian teenager, Mohamed Abu Khdeir, was killed by Israeli settlers earlier this week.
Israeli forces also shot dead a Palestinian teenager during a raid on the Jenin refugee camp in northern West Bank on July 1.