In a post on his X account on Tuesday, Nasser Kan’ani said that the occupying entity has killed dozens of Palestinian children in its aerial assaults on the besieged Gaza Strip.
“On Children’s Day (October 8), the child-killing Israeli regime gave Palestinian children in Gaza gifts made of bombs, missiles, and fire, and it took the lives of more than 90 innocent children in the past two days,” he wrote, referring to the date that is celebrated annually in Iran under the aegis of UNICEF in honor of children.
“The bright future of Palestine lies in the hands of today’s children who will make the future of this land. This is what the usurping Zionist regime has always been afraid of,” Kan’ani added.
He also emphasized that all children have the right to live without discrimination based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
The Iranian diplomat attached to his post the pictures of Palestinian fathers holding their slain children in their arms.
Israel launched deadly strikes on the densely-populated Gaza Strip on Saturday after the Palestinian Hamas resistance group waged a surprise attack, dubbed Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, against the usurping entity.
Hamas said that its operation came in response to Israel’s violations at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East al-Quds and growing settler violence.
The Gaza Health Ministry said 704 Palestinians, including 143 children and 105 women, have been killed by Israeli strikes.
Iran says the Palestinian operation is a natural and legitimate response to the Tel Aviv regime’s crimes against the oppressed nation.