Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations decried the UN Security Council’s refusal to hold the Zionist regime accountable for its crimes against the Palestinian people.
Addressing a UN Security Council meeting on Wednesday on “the situation in the Middle East including Question of Palestine”, Majid Takht Ravanchi catalogued a litany of the Zionist regime’s criminal activities targeting the Palestinians and others in the region over the past year, before lambasting the Council’s inertia concerning Tel Aviv.
“The situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory continues to deteriorate, posing a threat to international peace and security,” he said.
The official noted how the regime has slain as many as 341 Palestinians, including 86 children, across the Palestinian territories in 2021, adding that the number of the minors, who had perished as a result of the regime’s brutality last year, was the highest since 2014.
“These measures constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, for which the perpetrators of such crimes must be brought to justice,” Takht Ravanchi asserted, Press TV reported.
The regime had also razed down 894 Palestinian-owned structures in 2021, which resulted in displacing 1,179 people, he stated.
However, it was “the inaction of the Security Council (that) has emboldened the Israeli regime to continue its crimes against the oppressed people of Palestine,” the Iranian envoy stated.
The Security Council must oblige the Israeli regime to put an immediate end to its systematic violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Takht Ravanchi concluded.
Source: Iranian media (edited by Al-Manar English Website)