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Zionist regime seeks to erode resilience of Palestinians against occupation, Iran diplomat

A senior Iranian diplomat says Tehran is deeply concerned about Israel's plots to deliberately target humanitarian infrastructure to destroy resilience of the people of Palestine in the face of the regime's occupation.

Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva, Ali Bahreini, made the remark while addressing the 55th session of the Human Rights Council on Monday.

He condemned the killing of 150 United Nations staff members since the beginning of Israel’s genocidal war in Gaza in October and said the world has not witnessed such a dire human rights situation over the past eight decades since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

The Iranian diplomat added that the Israeli occupation forces are deliberately attacking hospitals and other facilities for the sick and wounded people, which has resulted in the collapse of the medical system in Gaza.

The world has been shocked by the extent of the deliberate targeting of hospitals and medical and humanitarian staff in the Gaza Strip, he emphasized.

Bahreini noted that the Israeli occupation forces have leveled accusations against some humanitarian agencies in Gaza and disrupted their activities, thus making the living conditions more difficult for the Palestinian people and forcing them to leave their homes.

The Iranian ambassador called for the full implementation of an interim ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which urges Israel to stop its genocide in Gaza.

Since October 7, at least 30,534 Palestinians, mostly women and children, have been killed and more than 71,920 injured as a result of the Israeli regime forces’ continuous onslaught in the Gaza Strip.

Israel has also imposed a crippling blockade on Gaza, leaving its population, particularly residents of northern Gaza, on the verge of starvation.

In its interim ruling in January, the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to take all measures within its power to stop genocidal acts in Gaza and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in the besieged Strip.

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