Iran slams spike in Israeli violence towards Palestinians

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham called on Muslim countries and governments to react swiftly and seriously towards Israel’s atrocities.

Iran has condemned a recent escalation of Israeli attacks which have resulted in the deaths of several Palestinian youths in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank.

“The recent measures are being carried out in addition to daily pressure and threats against the Palestinians, such as power cuts, economic blockade by land and sea along with the Zionist military attacks on people and raids and destruction of Palestinian homes,” Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said Sunday.           

She also called on Muslim countries and governments to react swiftly and seriously towards Israel’s atrocities, especially its policies based on Judaization of al-Quds (Jerusalem) and Islamic sites in the city including the al-Aqsa Mosque.

“The Zionist regime, by no means, has the right to occupy and divide the al-Aqsa Mosque,” she noted.

Tensions have been running high between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops since August 26, when the Tel Aviv regime imposed sweeping restrictions on visits to the compound of the al-Aqsa Mosque.

Earlier, Israeli forces gunned down a 13-year-old boy during clashes south of the city of al-Bireh as clashes continued between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli troops in West Bank.

At least 20 Palestinian students were also injured, eight by live ammunition, near the Khaddoury College in the West Bank city of Tulkarem.

A pregnant Palestinian woman and her child were also killed as Israeli warplanes carried out multiple strikes on the Gaza Strip.

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