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Israeli genocide in Gaza

Israel's devastating war on Gaza is entering its 37th day. Palestinians are enduring relentless bombing of civilian infrastructure including residential buildings, schools, medical facilities, everywhere in the besieged territory. Seven people were killed in an airstrike on a house in Beit Lahia, located in the northern part of the strip. In Gaza City, operations have been suspended at Al-Shifa Hospital after it completely ran out of fuel. The Israeli military has repeatedly targeted this hospital and other medical facilities over the past five weeks. The total death toll from the war is now at over 11,000. The majority of victims are women and children. Hundreds of people are also missing under the rubble of bombed-out buildings. According to reports, more than half of the housing units in Gaza were destroyed or damaged by the Israeli bombings. 

'US complicit in Israel crimes'

Iran President Ebrahim Raeisi says the United States is the root cause of all Israeli atrocities perpetrated against the Palestinian people in the besieged Gaza Strip. Raeisi said the Americans are providing Israel with billions of dollars to commit crimes against Palestinians. The president lashed out at Israel saying the regime is using internationally-banned white phosphorous bombs and threatening Palestinian civilians with nuclear bombs with the aim of committing genocide against them. President Raeisi called for an international embargo on Israel and urged Muslim countries to designate the Israeli military as a terrorist group. He said the regime must be brought to justice in international courts over its crimes against the Palestinian people. Raeisi made the remarks during a joint summit of the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Countries in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Other World leaders including Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also addressed the session. In his address to the summit, Abbas called on the United Nations Security Council to stop the Israeli onslaught in Gaza. Abbas said Palestinians are facing an unmatched genocidal war by the Israeli regime. Abbas said Israeli actions in the besieged Gaza Strip and across the occupied territories amount to a clear violation of international and humanitarian law. The president said Palestinians need international protection in the face of Israeli attacks including the desecration of Muslims’ holy sites. He also noted that Palestinians will not negotiate when it comes to their inalienable rights. 

'Israel miscalculation'

The leader of Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah says Israel’s brutal bombing of the Gaza Strip is aimed at crushing the will of resistance forces. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says that’s another Israeli miscalculation. Speaking in a televised speech, Nasrallah said Israel aims to send a message to Palestinians that they have no option but to abandon their land and their sanctities. He said the regime also wants to subjugate the people of Lebanon and push them to stop demanding their legitimate rights and stop resisting Israel. However, Nasrallah said the Israeli attacks only strengthened the resolve of Palestinian resistance fighters to eliminate the entity. The Lebanese leader said the Israeli attacks put on display the regime’s barbaric nature and this is tilting global public opinion against the regime. He said Israel is now deploying its elite brigades to Gaza and this is a sign of its weakness. Nasrallah also said nobody supports the continuation of Israeli aggression but the US and its allies. He said if the Americans want operations against them in Iraq and Syria to stop, they must stop the war on Gaza. He also touched on the Arab-Islamic summit that was held in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Nasrallah said 57 members of the OIC can open crossings to allow aid, medicine, water, and fuel to reach Gaza. 

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