Iran Foreign Ministry: World must end Israel's apartheid policies against Palestinians

2022-02-19 20:18:08
Iran Foreign Ministry: World must end Israel's apartheid policies against Palestinians

Iran says the international community and global organizations must fulfill their "legal and human" commitments to the Palestinian people and put an end to the apartheid policies of the child-killing Israeli regime.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Saturday condemned the Israeli regime's racist policies forcing the Palestinian people living in the flashpoint neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah to leave their homes.

He expressed his solidarity with the Palestinian people as the main and true residents of this ancient land and the cradle of divine religions.

The Iranian spokesperson stressed the need to support the Palestinian people and stop the demolition of their homes and the confiscation of their lands which are a continuation of the apartheid policies of the child-killing Zionist regime.

Tensions heightened across the Palestinian territories late last week when Israeli forces and illegal settlers renewed their attacks against Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah. The neighborhood has been the scene of frequent crackdowns by Israeli regime forces on the Palestinians protesting against the threatened expulsion of dozens of families from their homes in favor of Israeli settler groups.

The initial tensions that erupted in Sheikh Jarrah last year in part sparked a May 2021 war between the Israeli regime and resistance groups in the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas on Thursday warned Israel against crossing “red lines” in Sheikh Jarrah or any other area in the occupied al-Quds.

Human rights groups have described Israel an “apartheid” regime for its brutal and inhumane policies against Palestinians.

Israel imposes a system of oppression and domination against Palestinians across all areas under its control order to benefit Israelis, which amounts to apartheid as prohibited in international law, Amnesty International said in a recent report.

The term “apartheid” was originally used to refer to a political system in South Africa which explicitly enforced racial segregation, and the domination and oppression of the minority white population against blacks.


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