In a publish on his Twitter account on Sunday, Iranian Overseas Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani mentioned Alaa Qaddoum, the five-year-old lady killed in the course of the first collection of Israeli assaults on the al-Shuja’iya neighborhood within the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday, was solely one of many youngsters martyred within the ongoing assaults by the apartheid Zionist regime in opposition to Gaza.
“It’s a pity that false human rights advocates assist the each day crimes dedicated by an occupying regime in opposition to the individuals of an occupied nation within the identify of the ‘proper to self-defense,'” the Iranian diplomat mentioned.
The spokesman mentioned the civilians killed within the current assaults are examples from the Zionist regime’s database of targets in its current assaults on Gaza.
“The silence of the worldwide neighborhood and self-proclaimed human rights defenders on the crimes dedicated by the Zionists in Gaza is regrettable and a terrific pity. The irony is that the US State Division has reaffirmed “full assist” for Israel’s proper to self-defense,” Kanaani mentioned within the tweet.
At the least 24 Palestinians, together with six youngsters, had been killed and 203 injured in the course of the two-day Israeli strikes on Gaza, in keeping with Gaza’s Well being Ministry.
In response, greater than 400 rockets had been fired at Israel, setting off air raid sirens and working individuals into bomb shelters.
The Zionist regime’s fighter planes have stepped up their assaults with direct hits on 4 residential buildings in Gaza Metropolis.
One other airstrike on Saturday destroyed a automobile, killed a 75-year-old girl and injured six others. Israeli fighter jets dropped two bombs on the house of a suspected Islamic Jihad member.