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US-Israel genocide in Gaza 

It is now 139 days into Israel’s brutal onslaught on Gaza, and more lives continue to be lost to the regime’s indiscriminate attacks. The latest Israeli airstrike on the territory has killed over a dozen members of a single family. The strike hit a Palestinian home in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, reducing it to rubble and killing, among others, a one-year-old girl and her mother. Separately, at least 19 civilians were killed and dozens injured in Israeli airstrikes on the Nuseirat refugee camp and the Zeitoun neighborhood of Gaza City. The toll included 17 members of the same family. A Palestinian journalist and his wife were also killed after being targeted by the occupation forces in the al-Zeitoun neighborhood, while their three children were severely burned. The regime’s indiscriminate bombardment of the densely populated territory has so far killed nearly 30,000 people, leaving about 70,000 others injured. The head of the World Health Organization has expressed concern over humanitarian situation in Gaza, describing it as inhumane.

Israel war on schools

The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees says Israel’s onslaught on Gaza has deprived thousands of Palestinian students of education and school attendance. Philippe Lazzarini said more than 300,000 girls and boys can no longer attend UNRWA schools amid the regime’s military aggression. He added that Israel’s attacks have severely damaged or destroyed many UNRWA schools across the territory, disrupting their services. Lazzarini said those who call for dismantling UNRWA are depriving deeply traumatized children of any hope for a better future. His remarks were a clear reference to Israel’s push to have the UN agency dismantled. The regime claims that some of UNRWA’s staff were involved in the operation carried out early last October in the occupied territories by the Gaza-based resistance groups. The UN agency has emphatically rejected Israel’s allegations.

Gaza ceasefire resolution 

Iran's foreign minister has strongly condemned the United States’ veto of the third UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in the besieged Gaza Strip. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian described Washington’s move as "diplomatic catastrophe of the century". He added that the world must hold the US accountable over its unbridled support for the Israeli genocide in Gaza. Meanwhile, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said the move proved that the US is not part of the solution to the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, but is the main factor for its continuation. Nasser Kan'ani added that Washington’s excessive use of the veto right threatens regional and international peace and security, while rendering the Security Council incapable of protecting global security. The resolution drafted by Algeria also rejected the forced displacement of the Palestinian civilian population, urging all parties to comply with international law. The US had vetoed two similar draft resolutions in October and December last year.





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