Islamic Countries Urged to Respond to Israeli Atrocities


An Iranian deputy foreign minister condemned the recent Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, and called on the Muslim nations to adopt a firm and decisive stance on the Zionist regime’s acts of cruelty.

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Friday condemned the recent Israeli air raids on the people of Gaza, and stressed that the anti-Israeli resistance movement will not remain silent on Tel Aviv’s atrocities.

“Defending the rights of Palestinians is a humanitarian, religious and international duty,” he explained.

The Iranian diplomat also took a swipe at certain countries for their double-standard attitudes towards the issue of human rights, saying those which boast of their support for the human rights have turned a blind eye to Israel’s crimes.

The Islamic countries should adopt explicit and decisive stances towards the Zionist regime of Israel’s daily atrocities, Amir Abdollahian noted.

In relevant comments on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham strongly condemned a spate of air raids by the Zionist regime of Israel against the Gaza Strip, saying the brutal attacks signal the Zionists’ inability to deal with the Islamic resistance movement.

This comes after the Israeli fighter jets struck several targets in the city of Rafah, situated 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Gaza City, injuring several Palestinians.

Israeli warplanes hit several locations in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday.