Iran slams spike in Israeli violence towards Palestinians
Iran has condemned a recent escalation of Israeli attacks which have resulted in the deaths tens of Palestinian youths in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank.
“The recent measures are being carried out in addition to daily pressure and threats against Palestinians, such as power cuts, economic siege on sea and land along with the Zionist military attacks on people and raids and destruction of Palestinian homes,” IRNA quoted Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham as saying on Sunday.
She also called on Muslim countries and governments to react swiftly and seriously towards Israel’s atrocities, especially its policies based on Judaization of al-Quds (Jerusalem) and Islamic site in the city including the al-Aqsa Mosque.
“The Zionist regime, by no means, has the right to occupy and divided the al-Aqsa Mosque,” she noted.
Tensions have been running high between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops since August 26, when the Tel Aviv regime imposed sweeping restrictions on entries into the compound of the al-Aqsa Mosque.
Earlier, Israeli forces gunned down a 13-year-old boy during clashes south of the city of al-Bireh as clashes continue between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli troops in West Bank.
At least 20 Palestinian students were also injured, eight by live ammunition, near the Khaddoury College, located in the West Bank city of Tulkarem.
A pregnant Palestinian woman and her child were also killed as Israeli warplanes carried out multiple strikes on the Gaza Strip.