Iran Decries US Complicity in Israeli Crimes Against Palestinians
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kana'ani lashed out at Israel for killing a Palestinian toddler by shooting in his head, and further denounced the Zionist regime's Western supporters' abetment in Tel Aviv's crimes against civilians in the occupied territories.
A two-year-old Palestinian boy who was shot in the head by Israeli soldiers died from his wounds on Monday. Mohammad Tamimi and his father Haytham Tamimi were hit by Israeli fire near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on Thursday.
The pair were in their parked car outside their home in Nabi Saleh village when they were targeted, according to eyewitnesses.
"Mohammad Tamimi, a two-year-old child, is the 28th innocent Palestinian child who was martyred by the child-killing Israeli regime this year," Kana'ani wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
The spokesperson lashed out at Israel's supporters, holding them responsible for the continuation of the crimes commited by the Zionist regime.
"Israel is committing such a horrific crime while the US Secretary of States [Antony Blinken] is recounting Washington's support for the Zionist regime at the AIPAC summit," the top diplomat said.
He stressed that the United States is complicit in Israel's daily atrocities against Palestinians, referring to Washington's financial assistance to the Tel Aviv regime.
Israeli forces and settlers have killed at least 120 Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem this year and a further 34 in the Gaza Strip. Dozens of children have been killed overall.
The United Nations marked 2022 as the deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank in 16 years. Some 171 Palestinians, including more than 30 children, were killed by the Israeli troops in the West Bank last year. At least 9,000 others were injured as well.
The regime has become more violent since Benjamin Netanyahu came back to power last year as the leader of a far-right coalition cabinet. The ongoing violence has prompted international calls for calm, with the European Union urging an immediate ceasefire.
Iran describes Israel as the root cause of the region’s instability and insecurity, but also stresses Israel's US-supported barbarity will not change the inevitable fate of the Tel Aviv regime.
Tehran says the history of the apartheid regime is full of assassinations, massacre, torture and killing of Palestinian kids, and described Tel Aviv regime's atrocities and massacre of Palestinian women and children as indicative of the destitute of Zionists. Iranian officials say the Tel Aviv regime has been struggling for more than 70 years to exit its identity crisis which has been mixed with genocide, plunder, forced displacement and scores of other inhumane moves.
In early April, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said that the internal crises within the Israeli regime have accelerated the collapse of the Zionists to happen even before the 25-year deadline previously declared by him.
While referring to the Zionist regime as an enemy of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Khamenei pointed out that during the regime’s 75 years of existence, it has never faced problems like the dire ones it is facing today.
"The Zionist regime has political instability and has changed four prime ministers in four years; party coalitions collapse before forming; there is an extreme bipolarity throughout the fake regime, which is highlighted by the demonstrations of hundreds of thousands of people in some cities. It is not possible for them to try to make up for these weaknesses by firing a few rockets," the Leader stated, while giving examples of the Zionist regime’s chaotic and collapsing state.
He considered the warnings of Israeli officials regarding the nearing collapse of the Zionist regime as another sign of their weakening.
“We had mentioned [in 2015] that the Zionist regime would not see 25 years from then, but it seems as though they themselves are in a rush and want to leave sooner,” the Supreme Leader stressed.