Iran's UN envoy: Zionist regime continuing massacre of Palestinians

New York, Nov 30, IRNA – Iran's Deputy Ambassador to the UN Gholam-Hossein Dehqani in a statement on Wednesday underlined that the Zionist regime is continuing its crimes against the Palestinian nation due to enjoying supports of its allies.

'Despite the numerous demands by the international community and condemnation of the Zionist regime by international bodies, this regime has always undermined such requests due to support of its allies and unfortunately the international society has not done anything so far to put an end to such crimes,' Dehqani said, addressing the UN General Assembly today.

He said that the international community's efforts to halt Israel’s continued illegal and criminal actions and policies against the people of Palestine have “mostly failed or proven inadequate.'

'Israel continues to disregard and disrespect the persistent demands by the international community to abide by international law,” Dehqani added.

He went on to voice Iran’s regret over the lack of measures by the international community vis-à-vis the host of criminal actions being carried out with “impunity” by the Tel Aviv regime against the people of Palestine.

“The systematic violation of the rights of the Palestinian people, including demolition of homes, forced displacement of Palestinian civilians, arrest and detention of Palestinians, including children, and incessant violence, terror and provocations by Israeli settlers and extremists, including at sensitive religious sites, particularly al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem al-Quds , have persisted unabated,” he stressed.

Dehqani noted that Israel’s illegal blockade on the Gaza Strip continues to fuel deprivation and hopelessness among Palestinians, and the rising number of illegal settlements on the Palestinian soil show that Tel Aviv is not interested in making peace with the Palestinians.

He concluded his statement by reiterating Iran’s “unwavering support” for Palestine, while assuring that Tehran will do whatever it can for the Palestinians to 'realize the cause of a free and prosperous Palestine'.

The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli siege since June 2007. The blockade has led to a dramatic decline in the standards of living as well as substantial levels of unemployment and poverty.

The occupied Palestinian territories have witnessed tensions ever since Israeli forces imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015.

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