RNA - Velayati, in a statement issued on Tuesday, condemned the “Zionist regime's attacks on Gaza” which have claimed the lives of at least 33 Palestinians.
Islamic Awakening Assembly condemns the Zionist regime's attack on Gaza and expresses its support for the Palestinians against the Zionists' bullying, Velayati said in the statement.
He noted that the “Zionists' continued crimes in Palestine” is the result of unconditional support of the US and the silence of “certain reactionary Arab regimes” of the region.
Velayati urged all Muslims and freedom-seeking people of the world to secure full support for the Gaza people.
At least 830 housing units sustained damage or were completely destroyed during the last Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip, according to an initial report by the ministry of public works and housing.
According to the report, 130 housing units were reduced to rubble and 700 others were partially damaged during the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza, Palinfo reported.
However, field crews from the ministry of public works and housing are still working on collecting information on more housing units that sustained destruction or damage before providing final statistics in this regard.
The Palestinian ministry of education also announced that 13 schools sustained considerable damage as a result of the recent Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip.
According to a statement, the Israeli attacks caused widespread damage to windows, doors and walls of 13 schools.
The ministry of education strongly denounced Israel’s attacks on civilian areas in Gaza and appealed to the international community to hold Israel accountable for its crimes and violations in Gaza.
The Palestinian health ministry has announced that the death toll from Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip rose to 27 as a couple was uncovered from the rubble.
Tensions erupted on Friday following the killing of four Palestinians, two in an Israeli air raid on 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.
The Israeli military claimed that its initial aerial assault had come in response to the wounding of two of its soldiers by Palestinian gunfire near the Gaza fence.
In an official statement on Saturday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the recent Israeli aggression on Gaza, and called upon the international community to provide protection to the Palestinian people.
He stressed that “the silence on Israel's crimes and violations of international law encourages it to continue its crimes against the Palestinian people”.