In a Monday statement, Qassemi categorically denounced the Israeli forces’ ruthless killing of dozens of Palestinians and wounding of thousands of others in peaceful demonstrations in Gaza and other Palestinian territories held ahead of Nakba Day (the anniversary of the Israeli regime’s occupation of Palestinian land) and in protest at the relocation of the US’ embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.
“The killing of defenceless Palestinian children, women and people, and the occupation of Palestinian territories, have turned into the Zionists’ main strategy during the past 70 years when the Palestinian land has been under occupation,” he noted.
“Today, the US embassy and government are in a festive mood in the face of the brutal massacre of innocent people,” said Qassemi.
“The non-stop and incessant crimes committed by the Zionists in Palestine are the result of the United States’ unflinching support as well as the treacherous compromise and humiliating inaction of certain Middle East states, and they are undoubtedly responsible for, and accomplices to the unjust bloodletting in occupied Palestine as well as the sufferings and hardships,” the spokesman said.
Qassemi announced Iran’s backing for Muslim Palestinians’ legitimate struggles and patient resistance against the triangle of money, force and hypocrisy.
He called on regional and international organizations and bodies to take prompt action without any hesitation, condemn the crimes committed by the Israeli regime and introduce the Tel Aviv regime to the International Criminal Court as a war criminal.
Qassemi called on them to take necessary, firm and immediate action to stop the perpetuation of Israel’s massacre of thousands of defenceless and innocent people. He urged all independent countries to put on their immediate agenda efforts to secure the lives of Palestinian people in occupied territories and end the economic blockade on them.
The spokesman called on all Muslim nations and other freedom-seekers around the world to stage protest rallies and gatherings in solidarity with Palestinian people, and condemn the Israeli regime’s appalling massacre in Palestine as well as the Trump administration’s illegal move to announce Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli regime’s capital.