Iranian academics: Israel seeks genocide, extinction of Palestinians in Gaza
A group of Iranian academic figures and distinguished luminaries have officially condemned the Israeli regime’s brutal aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip, saying the main goal of the occupying entity’s ongoing onslaught is the genocide and extinction of the indigenous population of Palestine.
Foad Izadi, Saeid Zibakalam and Muhammad Legenhausen were among a long list of university lecturers who rebuked in a statement the Israeli crimes and atrocities in Gaza over the past 50 days.
“The declared goal of the illegitimate Zionist regime from the recent barbaric and brutal attacks on homes, mosques, hospitals, and schools in Gaza is the genocide and extinction of the indigenous population of Palestine, including the displacement of these people from their ancestral land,” the statement said.
The academics also called the Western governments “partners” in Israel’s genocidal war against the besieged territory.
“The so-called democratic Western countries are in fact partners in crime through the military, political, and economic aid they provide to this regime, which, in the plain sight of the entire world, has indiscriminately dropped thousands of tons of illegal bombs on the defenseless children, women, and people of Palestine and which continues to commit these heinous and inhumane acts against humanity,” they noted.
Israel waged the war on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas conducted Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.
Since the start of the aggression, the Tel Aviv regime has killed nearly 15,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and left vast swathes of the coastal sliver in ruins.
The illegal entity has also imposed a “complete siege” on the territory, cutting off fuel, electricity, food and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there.