Thursday, July 18, 2024

Iran condemns Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza Strip

Mr Kanaani said the Israeli offensive was aimed at diverting public opinion away from Israel’s shaky and critical domestic situation.

• May 9, 2023
NASSER KANAANI
NASSER KANAANI

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Tuesday strongly condemned the Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip earlier in the day.

In a statement posted on the ministry’s website, Nasser Kanaani highlighted the necessity of an immediate, effective, deterrent and coordinated action by Muslim states to stop Israel’s crimes.

After the Israeli attack on Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) militants in the Gaza Strip that killed at least 13 people, including women, children and three senior PIJ military leaders, and injured at least 20 others.

Mr Kanaani said the Israeli offensive was aimed at diverting public opinion away from Israel’s shaky and critical domestic situation.

The spokesman added that the silence and inaction of Western countries and relevant international organisations in the face of Israel’s recent escalation of tensions with the Palestinian people had greatly emboldened Israelis to continue their crimes.

On Tuesday, Israeli fighter jets and unmanned drones carried out simultaneous and surprising airstrikes against buildings and apartments that host senior PIJ military leaders in the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli military said that three PIJ leaders were killed in the airstrikes.

The PIJ identified them as Khalil Bahitini, the commander of the Al-Quds Brigades in the northern Gaza Strip, Tariq Izz al-Din.

The spokesperson for the movement, who also managed retaliatory operations in the West Bank and Gaza, and Jihad al-Ghannam, secretary of the movement’s military council, said.

The airstrikes came less than a week after over 100 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel following the death of PIJ official Khader Adnan.

Mr Adnan was on hunger strike for 86 days while under Israeli custody. 

(Xinhua/NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State

Politics

Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

NAFDAC

Health

NAFDAC destroys N18 million expired drugs in Katsina

He said some of the expired drugs weighing about 15 metric tonnes were willingly submitted by the owners, while some were seized.

Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC)

Abuja

NLC threatens nationwide protest over alleged attack on ASUU, SSANU members by Abuja CP

The NLC condemned the police commissioner’s action and threatened to protest nationwide if he failed to urgently apologise for trampling on both unions’ rights.

NLC, TUC protest

Abuja

NLC condemns police for restricting peaceful NASU, SSANU protest in Abuja

“In light of this, we demand an immediate police apology to NASU and SSANU members whom they violated.”

Bright Edafe

States

Police nab hotelier, rescue 35 trafficked victims in Delta

Mr Edafe said the 35 victims, rescued on Monday in a hotel, included 23 teenagers.

Senator Uba Sani

States

Pro-Uba Sani thugs handcuff DanBilki Komanda, flog him for criticising governor

A video surfaced on social media showing Mr Komanda in handcuffs as he was severely beaten by individuals who frowned at his criticisms of Mr Sani.