Gholam Ali Khoshrou, the Iranian ambassador to the United Nations, is calling on the international community to “end the Israeli occupation in Palestine.”
Speaking at a meeting of the Security Council Thursday, Khoshrou blamed Israel for the current violence and political turmoil. He said the Non-Aligned Movement thinks “the time has come for ending the occupation [of Palestinian lands] by Zionists,” Iran's English-language Press TV reported.
Khoshrou asked the Security Council to take the responsibility to propose a “peaceful and fair solution” to the political unrest in Palestine. Khoshrou said Israel is responsible for the “instability, despair and rage in the Middle East” and that Israel’s crimes against Palestine are a “threat to world peace.”
According to Iranian media, Israel has triggered the “latest wave of tensions” by imposing restriction on the entry of Muslim worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Palestine Health Ministry says Israel’s crackdown this month has killed more than 54 Palestinians and wounded hundreds.
Meanwhile, a Gaza university official justified the killing of Jewish children and women. Dr. Subhi al-Yaziji, dean of Quranic studies at the Islamic University of Gaza, said in a recent interview that all Jews in Israel were “fair game.”
“Every single Jew in Palestine is a combatant, even the children,” the Jerusalem Post quoted Yaziji as saying. “They train their children to use tanks and various kinds of weapons.”
“They breast-feed them on hatred for the Palestinian people,” he said in a TV interview aired on Oct. 16.