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US definitely complicit in Israeli crimes, mass killings against Gazans: Tehran

Buildings lie in ruin as Palestinians carry their belongings following Israeli strikes on residential buildings at Hamad City, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on December 2, 2023. (Photo by Reuters)

The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry has said that the United States is “undoubtedly” complicit in Israel’s “war crimes” and “genocide” against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

In a post published on X late on Saturday, Nasser Kan’ani condemned Israel’s “gruesome” crimes, as the regime resumed its bombardment campaign and ground offensive against the besieged enclave after the talks for extending the 7-day temporary truce broke down on Friday.  

“The strike by jet fighters of the Zionist regime on a residential complex in Gaza’s Jabalia [refugee] camp – home to displaced and homeless people, which left more than 100 martyrs and wounded dozens [of individuals], together with the attack against the al-Shujaiya residential neighborhood in the east of Gaza City with more than 60 martyrs, added another black and shameful record to the long list of war crimes committed by the Zionist regime against the oppressed Palestinian nation over the past 50 days,” he wrote.

He blamed Israel’s “appalling crimes” on the US administration’s “all-out support” for the Zionist regime.

“Some reports by American news outlets revealed that Washington has supplied the apartheid Israeli regime with thousands of new bombs,” he added.

“There is no doubt that the US administration is complicit in the war crimes, mass killings, and genocide of Palestinians by the usurping Zionist regime,” Kan’ani said.

An estimated 300 people were killed and hundreds more wounded on Saturday after 50 residential buildings were leveled by Israeli fighter jets in the Shujaiya neighborhood, according to the Palestinian civil defense in Gaza.

Residents say up to 1,000 people lived in the targeted area in Shujaiya, a densely populated neighborhood in eastern Gaza City.  

“The numbers are huge,” the spokesperson for the civil defense in Gaza, Mahmoud Basal, said. “At least 300 are dead and many more are missing under the rubble.”

Basal added the civil defense teams do not have the means or the equipment to handle the “massacre.” 

Earlier, at least 100 Palestinians were killed by Israeli air strikes on Gaza’s Jabalia refugee camp.

Israel launched the war on Gaza on October 7 after the territory’s Palestinian resistance movements waged the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in response to the Israeli regime’s decades-long campaign of bloodletting and devastation against Palestinians.

The Israeli aggression has so far killed more than 15,000 Palestinians, most of them women and children.

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