Nov 20, 2023 13:14 UTC
  • Iran, Qatar FMs urge world to stop Israeli violations of intl. law, regime's war crimes

The foreign ministers of Iran and Qatar say the international community needs to take immediate action to force the Israeli regime to stop its brutal acts in the Gaza Strip that are in blatant violation of international law.

In a phone conversation on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, discussed the latest developments in Palestine and Israel's assault on Gaza.

They emphasized that the Tel Aviv regime is responsible for the ongoing catastrophic situation in the besieged Strip.

The top Iranian and Qatari diplomats also called on Muslim and Arab countries to urgently deliver humanitarian assistance to the oppressed Palestinian people.

Amir-Abdollahian and Al Thani exchanged views about the latest innovative approaches to stop Israel's war crimes in Gaza.

Israeli airstrikes on Gaza have repeatedly targeted hospitals, residential buildings, mosques, and churches. Under the Geneva Convention, attacks on hospitals are strictly prohibited.

Several hospitals in Gaza City have become refuges for Palestinians hoping to be spared Israeli bombardments, which began early in October.

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has urged the United Nations secretary-general to form an international committee to visit hospitals in the besieged strip to counter Israel’s “false” claims that they are used as launch pad for anti-Israel operations. Hamas has noted that the claims are aimed to “justify” Israel’s attacks on hospitals in Gaza.

Israel has so far massacred at least 13,000 Palestinians, including more than 5,500 children and 3,500 women, in its relentless bombardment of the Gaza Strip.