Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif strongly blasted the massacre of Palestinians by Israel, and said that the Islamic Republic will in no way compromise over the Palestinian cause.
“Iranians have made the Palestinian cause an ideal of their own,” Zarif said on Monday.
He underlined that Iran sees the problems of Palestine as its own, like all other friends and neighboring Muslims, and their security and freedom as its own security and freedom.
Zarif’s comments came after at least 17 Palestinians lost their lives and more than 1,400 others sustained injuries on Friday when Israeli military forces opened fire on thousands of protesters who had flocked to a sit-in near the Gaza border.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held the Israeli regime accountable for the deaths of the Palestinian protesters and called on the international community to urgently intervene to “protect” the Palestinian people against Israel’s “escalating daily aggression.”
The rallies coincided with the 42nd anniversary of Land Day, which commemorates the murder of six Palestinians by Israeli forces in 1976.
Palestinians have called the rally a “peaceful demonstration” in order to raise international awareness of the plight the displaced Palestinians are struggling with and take the chance to express their anger towards the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian leaders pledged to go beyond the Gaza fence next time and surprise Israel again after massive protests near the barrier were met with fierce Israeli force.
Former Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal, said on Sunday that Israel has been emboldened by the crises and “weaknesses” plaguing the Arab world, adding, “The Palestinians will not give up the ‘right of return.”