COLOMBO — The Iran Cultural Center of the Embassy of Iran in Colombo had organized a media briefing at Cultural Center regarding the Palestine – Israeli issue at the Cultural Center Auditorium on Wednesday November 15.
The Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran in Sri Lanka Dr. Alireza Delkhosh said The issue of Palestine, that is the 7-decade-long occupation of the land of an ancient people, the displacement of the majority of its native inhabitants, and the suppression and humiliation of the population still living in Gaza and the West Bank, is not a Palestinian-Israeli issue, nor is it an Arab-Israeli issue or even a Muslim-Israeli issue. It is one of universal and the entire international
He also said forty days have elapsed since the people in Gaza is under the unbelievable bombardments, homeless children were trapped beneath the rubble, Gaza’s hospitals transformed into mass graves, the deathly silence and nightly cries of grieving Palestinian mothers, the hearts of nations were shattered witnessing hundreds of dismembered bodies under the rubble, the death of humanity and honor, the callous silence of human rights advocates, all human rights laws were scorned and mocked by the Zionists, the foundations of human rights organizations crumbled, the international organization’s failure and inefficiency in protecting Gaza, the loud cries from awakened consciences in the West and East echoed in support of Palestine, the gaze of the entire world remained focused on the courage and resistance of the brave people of Gaza and It has been forty days since Palestine became the first Qiblah of the free people of the world.
Dr. Alireza further said for the last six weeks, terrible horrors have unfolded in Gaza. Israel has carried out nonstop and escalating bombardments across the Gaza Strip that have targeted and destroyed civilian targets, including multi-storied residential buildings, medical facilities, mosques, water and sanitation facilities, and refugee and displacement camps. Israel’s invasion of Gaza is not only an absolute war crime, but also crimes against humanity have been perpetrated by the Israeli regime.
Civilians have suffered the gravest consequences as hostilities and besiegement continue without stopping. Over the last forty days, Sources in the Ministry of Health in Gaza have reported over 11.500 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed and more than 20.000 injured, with an additional 2.700 missing and trapped under the rubble of destroyed buildings.
The people of Gaza do not have electricity and fuel, forcing health facilities and water and sanitation services to collapse. Communication services, including internet and cellular services, have now been completely disrupted. Acute shortages of water, food, and medicine are threatening the survival of millions of Palestinians who are trapped with nowhere to flee for safety. The latest hostilities are unprecedented in terms of the number of civilian casualties in recent decades and the scale of destruction of protected civilian targets in Occupied Palestine is
Iran Cultural Center Cultural Cousellor Dr. B. Moazami Goodarzi , Chief of Economic and Consular Section Embassy of Iran K. Soheil, Chief of Political Section Seyyed Mostafa Hashemi and Embassy Officials were also present.
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