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Only Halting Western Support for Israel Can End Palestinian Tragedy: Iran

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Only Halting Western Support for Israel Can End Palestinian Tragedy: Iran
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani has deplored the unwavering support of the United States and Europe for Israel, stating that ending this approach is the sole way to stop the horrific tragedy unfolding in the occupied Palestinian territories.

“Reports coming from #Gaza time and again show that violence and suffering are still the only reality for hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. This appalling news must be independently investigated, in line with the last International Court of Justice order,” Kanaani wrote on the social platform X on Friday, quoting EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.

He added that the crimes of the apartheid Israeli regime against Palestinian civilians, particularly women and children, are “clear to everyone in the world, and of course, they are harrowing and deadly.”

“Not mere words, but only a complete and practical halt to US and European support to the racist Israeli regime can put an end to the painful tragedy and reckless and brutal violence against the people in #Palestine,” he concluded.

According to Palestinian sources, at least 15 people have been killed in Israeli bombings targeting several areas in central Gaza since early Friday.

On Thursday, at least 40 Palestinians were killed and dozens wounded when the Israeli military bombed a school of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) in Nuseirat refugee camp. The UN reports that 6,000 displaced people were sheltering inside the building when it was hit without warning.

“I woke up to the screams of women and saw torn body parts. One woman lost two or three children,” said Om Mohammed Wasi, a displaced Palestinian.

The majority of casualties and victims are reportedly children, women, and elderly people.

“This is state terrorism,” stated Naiem Khalil, another displaced Palestinian. “Israel is targeting UN institutions. Israel violated all international laws, crossed all the red lines. For 76 years, the Palestinians have been appealing to the whole world with no response. UN resolutions are implemented on all other countries, except Israel. This is hypocrisy.”

Israel initiated the assault on the Gaza Strip, targeting hospitals, residences, and houses of worship after Palestinian resistance movements launched a surprise attack against Israel on October 7.

At least 36,654 Palestinians have been killed, most of them women and children, and another 83,309 individuals have sustained injuries. More than 1.7 million people have been internally displaced during the war as well.