Iran's FM: Resistance Calibrating Pressure on Israel, Backers Amid Gaza War
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined that the regional resistance forces are carefully calibrating their response to the crimes of Israel in Gaza, and warned that the continued Israeli aggression on the besieged territory risks sparking a larger conflict in the region.
The Iranian foreign minister made the remarks addressing a session of Iran's parliament on Sunday.
"The foreign minister had told the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in a meeting earlier in the day that Israel was lacking a strategy in its war on Gaza after more than 40 days of aggression," the rapporteur of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Abolfazl Amouyee, said.
“That comes as the resistance groups are adjusting the pressure on the Zionists and their supporters in a smart fashion and there is a profusion of capacities that have yet to be activated,” Amouyee quoted the Iranian foreign minister as saying in the Parliamentary committee meeting.
He pointed out that the top Iranian diplomat also told the parliament members that support for the oppressed people of Gaza is growing across the world, leaving the Israeli regime and its great benefactor, the US, in a precarious situation with regards to the issue of Palestine.
Amir Abdollahian attended the meeting to brief the lawmakers on the latest developments in Gaza and the Foreign Ministry’s efforts to bring an end to the Israeli aggression on the Palestinians.
In early October, Hamas launched a multi-pronged surprise military operation via land, sea and air against Israel. The group announced it was in response to the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem and Israeli settlers’ growing violence against Palestinians. The attacks have so far killed more than 1,200 and injured over 5,500, according to Israeli officials. Hamas also announced it is holding between at least 200 and 250 hostages.
Following the multi-front attack by Hamas, Israel carried out heavy bombardment across the Gaza Strip, killing more than 13,000 Palestinians, including at least 5,500 children and over 3,500 women, and wounding over 30,000 others, and levelling entire neighbourhoods. The bombing, as well as enforced displacement orders by the Israeli Army, has also pushed 1.6 million people out of their homes.
Tel Aviv has also imposed a "complete siege" on Gaza, cutting off food, electricity, fuel and water supplies. The move has plunged the blockaded territory into a humanitarian crisis.
The Gaza Health Ministry has confirmed that the healthcare system in the besieged territory has “totally collapsed due to the Israeli war”. Dozens of hospitals and tens of medical centers are out of service due to Israeli raids, according to the enclave's health ministry. The UN agencies have also warned that the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip is "catastrophic", calling for more international help as conditions deteriorate in the densely populated besieged enclave.
Gaza is one of the most densely populated places on Earth, where some 2 million people live in an area of 140 square miles. It has been almost completely cut off from the rest of the world for nearly 17 years. More than half of its population lives in poverty and is food insecure, with nearly 80% of its population relying on humanitarian assistance.
Tehran says the history of Israel 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 Tel Aviv 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.