07 May 2019 - 06:06
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Iran deplored Israel's brutal airstrikes on Gaza, and underlined that the Palestinians enjoy the right of self-defense.

RNA - "In light of the unlimited US support for this regime (Israel) and the shameful silence of certain Muslim countries, there will be no end to the Zionist crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said on Sunday.

He hailed the legitimate struggle and resistance of the oppressed Palestinians against the Israeli regime, and underscored their right of self-defense in the face of Israel's crimes.

Tensions started in Gaza on Friday following the killing of four Palestinians, two in an Israeli air raid in Southern Gaza and two during the regime’s live fire at anti-occupation protesters near a fence separating the blockaded coastal enclave from the occupied territories.

At least 21 Palestinians, including two pregnant women and a 14-month-old baby girl, have so far lost their lives since the beginning of the Israeli regime's brutal attacks.

The Tel Aviv regime claims about 450 rockets have been fired at the occupied lands over the past days. The Israeli army says its warplanes have targeted some 180 sites in the Gaza Strip.

The latest rocket fire from Gaza killed a 60-year-old Israeli man. A total of some 83 Israelis have also been wounded.

According to Fars News Agancy, the Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli siege since June 2007, causing a decline in living standards as well as unprecedented unemployment and poverty.

Israel has also launched several wars on the Palestinian coastal sliver, the last of which began in early July 2014.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Sunday that he had ordered the army to “continue the massive attacks” against targets in Gaza and boost “ground, armored, and artillery forces” around there.

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