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Iran: Myth of Israel’s Invincibility Shattered

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kana’ani strongly condemned the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip which has so far killed at least 8,000 people, and further said that the myth of the invincibility of the Israeli military has been debunked following the Zionist regime’s defeat in the Gaza war.

“The murderous leaders of the child-killing Zionist regime are so unsure of the capability of their army that they have shut down Gaza’s internet simultaneously with their purported limited incursion into the region,” Kana’ani said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, in Saturday.

The blackout was aimed at preventing the world from finding out about the regime’s losses, he underlined.

“This is aimed at preventing the world from witnessing their human losses and damage to their military as well as the grounding of the defeated army of the Zionist regime,” the senior official noted.

The spokesperson underscored that Israel’s efforts to cover up its battle losses come while the “threadbare myth of the regime army’s invincibility has already shattered not only in the eyes of the world”, but also in the eyes of Israeli settlers due to the “irreparable defeat” imposed on it by Palestinian fighters.

Internet and cell phone services stopped working in Gaza on Friday night, after Israel “expanded” its military operation against Hamas fighters in the Palestinian enclave.

International media outlets have partially lost contact with their crews and stringers on the ground. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) told news organizations that Israel “cannot guarantee your employees’ safety, and strongly urge you to take all necessary measures for their safety”.

In another post, Kana’ani noted the Israeli regime would not dare commit so many crimes against Palestinians if it weren’t for the United States’ support.

The US continues to support Israel’s genocidal campaign against the Palestinians in Gaza as a means of “self-defense”.

Hours after the Hamas military operation against Israel in early October, American and European officials promised rock-solid and unwavering support to Tel Aviv. In recent weeks, President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and several others European leaders also visited Tel Aviv to show their support for Israel.

Tehran says the Western leaders’ trips to the occupied territories are aimed at giving artificial respiration to dying Israel and demonstrate the US’ and Europe’s concerns over the downfall of the Zionist regime.

The spokesperson went on to say that the Israeli regime has stepped up its airstrikes in Gaza and it is brutally killing innocent civilians despite widespread rallies across the world and a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly against the war crimes of the occupying regime in the besieged territory.

He also added that the Israeli raids are not merely limited to relentless bombardments aimed at the genocide of Palestinians, but rather, they amount to non-stop attacks on human principles, global peace and security, human rights and international laws.

On Friday, the UNGA overwhelmingly passed a resolution, calling for the implementation of an immediate “humanitarian truce” in Gaza.

The vote at the General Assembly came after the United Nations Security Council failed four times to take action due to the US recurrently casting its veto against relevant resolutions.

In a separate X post, Kana’ani stressed that Israel’s “brutal and relentless” crimes in its war on the Gaza Strip have exposed the moral decline of its supporters, including the United States.

“The Zionists’ brutal and relentless crimes committed over the past 22 days in Gaza showed the moral decline of the US regime and other hidden and open supporters of the apartheid Zionist regime to the whole world and exposed their hypocrisy,” he wrote.

“The heinous and inhumane crimes of the child-killing Zionist regime against the oppressed Palestinian people in Gaza … have permanently diminished this regime in the conscience of world people and precipitated its decline,” the ministry’s spokesperson added.

The top diplomat described the blow that was dealt to the Zionist regime as a result of the Palestinian operation as an “irreparable defeat”.

“The Zionist regime and its supporters are doomed to failure in this catastrophic genocide in Gaza,” he stressed.

On October 7, Hamas launched a multi-pronged surprise military operation via land, sea and air. The group announced it was in response to the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem and Israeli settlers’ growing violence against Palestinians. The attacks have so far killed more than 1,400 and injured over 5,000, according to Israeli officials. Hamas also announced it is holding between at least 200 and 250 hostages.

Following the multi-front attack by Hamas, Israel carried out heavy bombardment across the Gaza Strip, killing more than 8,000 Palestinians, including at least 3,500 children and 2,000 women, and wounding over 20,000 others, and levelling entire neighbourhoods.

Tel Aviv has ordered a “complete siege” of Gaza, saying it would halt its supply of electricity, food, water and fuel. Israel’s military has also ordered 1.1 million people living in Northern Gaza to evacuate their homes, amid signs it is set to ramp up its offensive.

The bombing, as well as enforced displacement orders by the Israeli Army, has pushed 1.5 million people out of their homes.

The Gaza Health Ministry has confirmed that the healthcare system in the besieged territory has “totally collapsed due to the Israeli war”.

The UN agencies have warned that the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip is “catastrophic”, calling for more international help as conditions deteriorate in the densely populated besieged enclave.

Gaza is one of the most densely populated places on Earth, where some 2 million people live in an area of 140 square miles. It has been almost completely cut off from the rest of the world for nearly 17 years. More than half of its population lives in poverty and is food insecure, with nearly 80% of its population relying on humanitarian assistance.

Tehran says the history of the apartheid regime is full of assassinations, massacre, torture and killing of Palestinian kids, and described Tel Aviv regime’s atrocities and massacre of Palestinian women and children as indicative of the destitute of Zionists. Iranian officials say the Tel Aviv regime has been struggling for more than 70 years to exit its identity crisis which has been mixed with genocide, plunder, forced displacement and scores of other inhumane moves.

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