Iran has censured Israel's "criminal" actions and the illogical and unlawful US support for the regime, saying the continuation of resistance until full liberation of Palestine would play a leading role in the establishment of "lasting" peace in the Middle East.
A UN fact-finding mission says Israeli forces committed rights violations during their crackdown against Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip last year that may amount to “war crimes,” urging the regime’s military to prevent its snipers from using lethal forces against the demonstrators.
Palestine has blasted the United States for omitting the term “occupation” in describing the Israeli-occupied Palestinian and Syrian territories, saying the “hostile” move will not change the established reality.
Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani urged international powers including the US to be more inclusive in their approach to the region, saying one-sided initiatives that excluded either the Iranians or Palestinians did not work.
Two major Palestinian rival groups, the West Bank-based Fatah party and the Gaza-based Hamas resistance movement, have expressed their strong opposition to US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” on the so-called Middle East peace process.
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has held the Israeli regime and its allies fully responsible for the recent spike in settler terrorism across the occupied territories, referring to the latest fatal shooting of a Palestinian man during a confrontation with Israeli soldiers and settlers.
The Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, has denounced Chad’s normalization of relations with Israel as a “stab in the back” of the Palestinian nation, calling on the N’Djamena government to reconsider the move.
Scores of extremist Jewish settlers have vandalized private Palestinian vehicles in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds, slashing the tires of more than two dozen parked cars and spraying racist graffiti on a wall.