Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on the Islamic countries to rush to the help of the Palestinian people and help put an immediate end to the siege of the Gaza Strip by the Zionist regime of Israel, reported CINVU.
In his message to the heads of the Islamic countries on Thursday, Rouhani said that “continuation of the cruel siege” of the Gaza Strip and lack of medical supplies and the impossibility of sending humanitarian aid there could lead to a “terrible human catastrophe”. All the international institutions and freedom seeking countries bear the “common responsibility” to help the Palestinian people and prevent the Zionist regime from taking aggressive actions, he stated.
According to Presidential Office Website, the president said the Islamic countries bear double responsibility in this respect. Rouhani added it is necessary that Islamic countries show unity in the face of enemies. Referring to the 'heroic' and 'legitimate' resistance of the people and resistance groups in Palestine, President Rouhani also added, undoubtedly, the resilient and great nation of Palestine, with its indomitable will, will once again defeat the Zionist regime.
The Israeli Air Force has been waging a mass military assault since Tuesday morning against different parts of Gaza. The raids have so far resulted in the killing of at least 100 Palestinians, including women and children. According to Palestinian medical sources, nearly 700 Palestinians have also been injured so far.
Gaza has also responded by launching rockets against Israeli towns and cities.