Iran’s foreign minister says the apartheid regime of ‘Israel’ not only steals people’s land and homes, but also shoots innocent worshippers in one of the holiest mosques for Muslims.
Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks in a post on his Twitter account on Monday in reference to the latest wave of violence by the Israeli forces against the Palestinian people in Jerusalem al-Quds and al-Aqsa Mosque, which has so far seen hundreds of Palestinians injured, many in critical condition, after several days of violent clashes.
Al-Aqsa Mosque and Bab al-Amoud (Damascus) Gate in Jerusalem al-Quds’ Old City as well as Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood have witnessed a spike in Israeli atrocities in recent weeks.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society announced that at least 305 Palestinians were injured on Monday alone, several in critical condition, after they were attacked by Israeli forces who fired stun grenades and rubber bullets in clashes outside al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds.
In his tweet, the Iranian foreign minister censured the Israeli regime’s moves against the Palestinian people and said, “It wasn’t enough for the Israeli regime to steal people’s land & homes; create an Apartheid regime and refuse to vaccinate civilians under illegal occupation.”
“It had to shoot innocent worshippers inside Islam’s 3rd Holiest Mosque upon Islam’s Holiest Eid,” in reference to the upcoming Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
The latest rounds of Israeli aggression have drawn a wave of condemnations from across the globe.
In a statement on Monday, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) lambasted the forced eviction of Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and other parts of occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds, saying the condemned Israeli move is in sheer violation of international law.
It stressed that it is very “concerned” about the current surge of violence in Jerusalem al-Quds, particularly on the holy al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
Source: Iranian Agencies