The Islamic Republic of Iran has strongly condemned attacks by the Israeli regime against Palestinians of the besieged Gaza Strip.
On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham denounced Tel Aviv’s "brutal aggression and killing of innocent people” in the coastal enclave.
The Israeli regime’s atrocities are similar to those committed by terrorists in Iraq and Syria, which show Israel’s "inability against the resistance” of the Palestinians, she added.
Afkham also called for an urgent reaction by the Islamic and Arab states along with human rights groups against Israel’s aggression.
Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinians were killed and many others injured in air raids by the Israeli military.
Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.
The apartheid regime of Israel denies about 1.7 million people in Gaza their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, jobs that pay proper wages, and adequate healthcare and education.
Over 160 Palestinians, including women and children, were killed and about 1,200 others were injured in Israel’s eight-day offensive on the coastal enclave, which ended on November 21, 2012.