Israel’s treatment of Palestinians resembles ISIS terrorist acts: Iran FM

2023-12-12 21:50:45
Israel’s treatment of Palestinians resembles ISIS terrorist acts: Iran FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says the Israeli regime’s treatment of a group of Palestinians it arrested earlier this week in Gaza resembles the terrorist acts by the Daesh (ISIS) group in Iraq and Syria.

“The inhumane conduct of the Zionist regime vis-à-vis Palestinian citizens held captive in the Gaza Strip is an example of the Daseh-like nature of this regime,” said Amir-Abdollahian during a high-profile United Nations meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday.

The comments come days after videos released on the internet showed dozens of Palestinians being stripped and abused by Israeli soldiers in a camp in northern Gaza.

The detained Palestinians, among them journalists, were forced to kneel on the ground while being searched and questioned by the Israeli guards.

Israeli regime authorities first denied the authenticity of the video but later admitted they had wrongly arrested many of those people on suspicion of being members of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas.

Amir-Abdollahian said during the UN meeting in Geneva, which was attended by top diplomats from the West Asia region, that there was no doubt that the Israeli actions in Gaza in the past two months were blatant examples of war crimes and genocide.

He warned that the conflict would spread to other parts of the region if there is no immediate action to halt “the savage attacks by the apartheid regime of Israel” towards the people in Gaza.

Nearly 18,500 people have been killed in Gaza as a result of the Israeli attacks that started on October 7, the day on which Hamas launched a major operation into the occupied territories near Gaza, killing some 1,200 Israeli settlers and military forces.


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