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‘Israel committing war crimes in Gaza’

A senior Iranian lawmaker says Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza as the Tel Aviv regime intensifies its military operations against the besieged Palestinian territory.

Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran’s Majlis Alaeddin Boroujerdi on Monday pointed to the Israeli regime’s brutalities against the Gazans during a 12-hour UN-brokered ceasefire, describing the attacks as the “flagrant examples of war crimes”.

“These incidents showed that the Zionists officially committed genocide and killed innocent people, particularly children and women,” Boroujerdi said.

Stating that the Israeli leaders must be prosecuted by an international court for committing genocide, the Iranian lawmaker further called on the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to take necessary action to put an end to Israel’s crimes against Palestinians.

“Given the United Nations and its secretary general [Ban Ki-moon]’s alignment with the Zionist regime [of Israel]’s policies, different countries of the world, particularly the members of NAM, should, in a collective decision-making move, boycott those UN-affiliated human rights institutions and withdraw their membership,” the Iranian legislator said.

Boroujerdi further said the unwavering support of the US and its Western allies for Israel has emboldened Tel Aviv to continue its constant aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian death toll from 20 days of aerial and ground assaults on Gaza now stands at over 1,060, with more than 6,000 people injured.

The Tel Aviv regime confirms that 43 Israelis have been killed in the Gaza war. However, Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, says Palestinian resistance fighters have killed around 100 Israeli soldiers.

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