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Daily violators of human rights are fake rights advocates: Iranian official

An Israeli soldier uses a weapon amid clashes with Palestinian protesters in al-Khalil (Hebron), in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on April 1, 2022. (File photo by Reuters)

The spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry has slammed the double standards of those who claim to defend human rights.

In a post on his Twitter account on Saturday, Nasser Kan'ani underscored the crimes of Israel against the Palestinians in the occupied territories in 2022.

He quoted Palestine's Health Ministry as saying that the Israeli regime, as the US strategic ally and the European Union's partner in West Asia, killed 224 Palestinians, including 53 kids and injured 10,500 while targeting aid workers and ambulances 171 times in 2022.

"Daily violators of human rights are fake rights advocates," the Iranian spokesman said.

Israeli forces launch raids on various cities of the occupied West Bank almost on a daily basis under the pretext of detaining what it calls “wanted” Palestinians. The raids usually lead to violent confrontations with residents.

Over the past months, Israel has ramped up attacks on Palestinian towns and cities throughout the occupied territories. As a result of these attacks, dozens of Palestinians have lost their lives and many others have been arrested.

The United Nations marked 2022 as the deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank in 16 years.

Israeli forces killed at least 171 Palestinians in the West Bank and occupied East al-Quds last year, including more than 30 children. At least 9,000 others were injured as well.

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