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Iran condemns Israel's attack on journalists in Gaza

Injured Palestinian men lie on the floor at the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, following Israel bombardment on March 31, 2024. (Photo by AFP)

Iran has condemned the latest Israeli crime of targeting journalists inside the Al-Aqsa Hospital compound in the city of Deir el-Balah in central Gaza.

At least four Palestinians were killed and 16 injured, including several journalists, on Sunday in an Israeli airstrike on a tent for displaced people on the grounds of the Al-Aqsa Hospital compound, medical sources reported.

Gaza’s government media office said Israel "committed a new massacre inside a hospital that provides medical service for displaced people and citizens" and held the US administration, Israel, and the international community “fully responsible for this crime.”

In a post on his X account on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan'ani said an immediate end to Israel's crimes and the legal and judicial prosecution of Israeli criminals are the "definite" responsibility of world assemblies and the demand of public opinion across the globe.

He added that the world is witnessing the continuation of Israel's "terrible war crimes" in the Gaza Strip, emphasizing that the latest crime by the child-killing Israeli regime in Deir el-Balah violated all international rules and regulations.

Israel's savage crimes against the residents of the besieged Gaza Strip are an "eternal and indelible stain" on the regime's hypocritical supporters, the Iranian spokesperson pointed out.

Israel began its brutal US-backed campaign of death and destruction in the Gaza Strip on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas carried out a historic operation against the usurping entity in retaliation for the regime’s intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

More than six months into the hostilities, the regime has failed to achieve its objectives of “destroying Hamas” and finding Israeli captives, despite killing at least 32,780 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injuring nearly 75,300 others.

US, Israel responsible for the massacre in Al-Aqsa Hospital

In a statement, Gaza’s government media office said Israel "committed a new massacre inside a hospital that provides medical service for displaced people and citizens" during a peak time of movement for patients, the wounded, and the displaced which led to several martyrs and wounded individuals.

It condemned "in the highest terms" Israel's new massacre inside the walls of the hospital that provides medical and health services to displaced people and citizens.

It also called on "all relevant international, regional, and local organizations involved in health and medical work to condemn this heinous crime."

"We hold the American administration, the 'Israeli' occupation, and the international community fully responsible for this crime as they provide military and political to the occupation and give it the green light to continue its genocide war against civilians, children, women, and displaced people," the statement read.

It demanded international organizations and all the free countries in the world to exert pressure on Israel to stop its aggressive war in Gaza. It stressed the need to protect hospitals from Israel's crimes.


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