Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza has killed, wounded 40,000 people: Iran

2023-11-07 16:59:37
Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza has killed, wounded 40,000 people: Iran

Iran’s top human rights official says Israel’s genocidal war on the Gaza Strip has killed and injured at least 40,000 people.

Addressing a Tuesday meeting in Tehran on unfolding tragedies in Gaza, Kazem Gharibabadi, secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights, stated that both human rights and international law are being blatantly violated in light of Israeli atrocities in the blockaded enclave.

“Over the past month, the Zionist regime has perpetrated all forms of crimes in the Gaza Strip. what is going on there could be best explained as a crime against humanity, war crime, genocide as well as racial and ethnic cleansing within the jurisdiction of international criminal law, for which there exist abundant evidence,” Gharibabadi said.

He added that at least 40,000 Gazans have been killed and injured in the last 32 days, stressing that while 100,000 Palestinians have lost their lives over a span of 75 years as a result of the Israeli occupation, 10,000 people have been killed in the Gaza Strip in just one month.

Gharibabadi also pointed out that more than 70% of the victims in Gaza are women and children.

Gharibabadi further argued that the occupying regime’s claims about the right to self-defense lack legal basis, as it is an aggressor and an occupier.

The senior Iranian official pointed to the forced displacement of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, stating that nearly 1.5 million people have been internally displaced as a result of Israeli attacks, and the move is a clear example of international crimes.

Gharibabadi finally criticized the United States for its abject failure to restrain the war and minimize the damage caused by Israeli attacks, arguing that Washington has rendered all forms of military and logistical support to Tel Aviv, and the Congress’s approval of more than 14 billion dollars in aid to Israel falls within the framework of such backing.

Israel waged the war on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas carried out Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in response to the Israeli regime’s decades-long crimes against Palestinians.

According to the Gaza-based health ministry, at least 10,022 Palestinians have been killed in the strikes, 70 percent of whom are women and children.

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