Iranian ambassador to United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi has emphasized that Israeli officers must be brought to justice for committing heinous crimes against Palestinian people in blatant violation of international law, Press TV reported.
According to the report, the Iranian diplomat said that Israeli officials have lately demolished 847 Palestinian-owned structures, including homes, sanitation assets and 156 buildings donated as humanitarian aid, and displaced at least 996 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, while addressing the United Nations Security Council session on “protection of civilians in armed conflict” on Tuesday.
He is also reported to have added that Palestinians are facing large-scale, forced displacement from their homes and around 90,000 Palestinians are vulnerable to such evictions in East Jerusalem.
“The worst is that when the Palestinians protested against such unlawful forced eviction, including in Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, where they have lived generations after generations, and complained for attacks on Muslim worshipers in al-Aqsa Mosque [compound] during the holy month of Ramadan, Israeli security and military forces committed the most brutal crimes against Palestinians,” Press TV quoted Takht-Ravanchi, as saying.
“Such crimes which materially breach fundamental norms and principles of international law, entail international responsibility of the Israeli regime, whose officials must therefore be brought to justice for committing such heinous crimes,” he is reported to have added.
Israeli crimes seem to be on the rise in the last few years and have taken ugly forms in the recent fight over the occupation of the Old City of Jerusalem, that began on May 10.
However, ceasefire was reached between Israel and Hamas, a political faction in the Gaza strip, on May 21. Hamas was seen retaliating with full force and which claims to have gained victory over Israel in the recent fight.