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Painful tragedy in Gaza: Iran slams raid on al-Shifa hospital, urges UN to stop ‘israel’ war crimes

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan'ani has censured Israel's brutal attack on the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City and the regime's crimes against medical staff and patients.

In a statement on Monday, Kan’ani said it is not the first time that the Israeli regime has blatantly violated all international rules and regulations as well as the most obvious human principles.

Heavily armed Israeli forces stormed the al-Shifa hospital early on Monday using tanks and drones, firing at people inside the complex.

Gaza’s Health Ministry says some 30,000 people, including displaced civilians, wounded patients and medical staff are trapped inside the hospital.

Kan’ani said Israel’s power structure has been based on occupation, terror, violence and crimes over the past seven decades which has been coupled with genocide in the Gaza Strip during the past six months.

He criticized the international community for remaining silent vis-à-vis Israel’s massacre of Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in 1982 and its massacre in Qana, a village in southern Lebanon, in 1996.

Backed by certain Western countries, the Israeli regime has intensified its acts of violence and crime against the oppressed people in Palestine, the Iranian spokesperson emphasized.

He said a “painful tragedy” is unfolding in Gaza as Israel has been targeting hospitals and patients despite the fact that hospitals and patients are spared by international rules and regulations in all wars.

Kan’ani once again reiterated the international community’s responsibility regarding the tragic situation in Palestine, particularly in Gaza.

He called on the United Nations and its Security Council to fulfill their international duty and stop Israel’s war crimes.

Since the start of Israel’s genocidal war on October 7, 2023, at least 31,726 Palestinians, including many women and children, have lost their lives. Another 73,729 individuals have sustained injuries as well.

Israel has additionally enforced a comprehensive blockade on the coastal sliver, severing the supply of fuel, electricity, sustenance and water to the population of over two million Palestinians residing there.

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