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Iran: Nuseirat massacre result of world bodies' inaction on Israeli crimes in Gaza

Palestinian men look at the destruction following Israel's attacks on the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip on June 8, 2024. (Photo by AFP)

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan'ani has denounced the Israeli regime's "heinous and shocking crime" at al-Nuseirat camp in central Gaza.

In a statement on Saturday, Kan'ani said Israel's massacre of hundreds of Palestinian people, particularly women and children, at al-Nuseirat camp is the result of inaction by international bodies in the face of the regime's atrocities in Gaza over the past eight months.

He added that global organizations, particularly the United Nations Security Council, have failed to take any action to counter the Israeli regime's war crimes and violations of all international humanitarian regulations in the Gaza Strip.

"The continuation of this inaction is nothing but encouraging criminals to continue the genocide of Palestinians," the Iranian spokesperson emphasized.

He lashed out at the US and European states for supplying Israel's arsenals with bombs and missiles and supporting the regime's crimes, as evident in the slaughtered bodies of Palestinian citizens and children lying in blood at Nuseirat.

Kan'ani emphasized that innocent Palestinian people, especially the oppressed children of Gaza, are under the barbaric bombings and suffering from hunger, thirst, and the lack of medicine and medical equipment caused by the blockade on the Strip.

He noted that the world is witnessing the absolute ineffectiveness of international organizations and assemblies in defending Palestinian people, particularly women and children.

In this deplorable situation, he said, Muslim countries shoulder a heavy responsibility and must stand united to counter Israel's acts of aggression and fulfill their human, moral and Islamic responsibility.

At least 210 Palestinians were killed and more than 400 injured on Saturday when Israeli military forces carried out dozens of airstrikes in the besieged territory, particularly in and around the Deir el-Balah and Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza before they retrieve four Israeli captives.

The regime’s forces directly targeted civilians, including children, during “a barbaric and brutal aggression” against Nuseirat camp, Gaza government media office said.

At least 36,801 Palestinians, mostly children and women, have been killed and 83,680 people wounded in the war that Israel began on October 7, 2023 following a retaliatory operation by the Palestinian territory’s resistance movements.

The brutal military onslaught enjoys unreserved military and political support on the part of the Israeli regime’s Western allies, including the United States and France.

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