RNA - Taking to his official Twitter page on Monday, Zarif took Israel to task for “massacring countless Palestinians in cold blood as they protest in world's largest open air prison,” in what was a direct allusion to the situation of the Palestinians who live under years-long Israeli blockade in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Israeli regime massacres countless Palestinians in cold blood as they protest in world's largest open air prison. Meanwhile, Trump celebrates move of U.S. illegal embassy and his Arab collaborators move to divert attention. A day of great shame. — Javad Zarif (@JZarif) May 14, 2018
Israeli troops on Monday opened fire on Palestinians who have gathered near a Gaza fence for the climax of a six-week demonstration coinciding with the inauguration of US embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds.
Clashes erupted along the fence between Palestinians and Israeli forces as protesters converged on the site for a "day of rage." According to Gaza health officials, at least 41 Palestinians have been shot dead and hundreds have been wounded by Israeli snipers who are positioned along the fence, facing the protesters.
According to Press TV, in another part of his tweet, Iran's top diplomat pointed to the move by the US President Donald Trump to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds despite global outcry against the move.
He added that as Israel continues its brutal crackdown on Palestinians “Trump celebrates move of US illegal embassy and his Arab collaborators move to divert attention. A day of great shame.”
The United States officially opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem al-Quds on Monday, despite warnings from around the world that the measure risks triggering a fresh wave of violence in the Middle East.