TEHRAN (Iran News) –For decades since its illegal birth, Israel, better to say the Zionist regime, has been busy with killing the innocent people and it has turned into a killing machine and the only reaction from the world has been some ineffective statements and verbal condemnation and it has made the Zionists be bold enough to continue its crimes before the eyes of the other countries in the world.
In recent days while the West has been trying to distract the attention of the world towards what is going on in the Islamic Republic, the Zionist regime continues its crimes against the Palestinians and there is no reaction from the international bodies as they have just been focused on Ukraine and Iran as if there is no other country in the world to monitor their events.
On Saturday the Palestinian Foreign Ministry urged international protection for Palestinians following the latest fatal shooting of a young man by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, slamming the regime’s policy of willful killing of Palestinian people.
The official Palestinian Wafa news agency reported the death of the teenager, named as Fayez Khaled Damdum, on Saturday. It quoted eye witnesses as saying that Israeli forces opened fire on the 18-year-old, while he was driving a motorbike in the town of al-Eizariya in the south-central part of the occupied West Bank.
The shooting marked the latest instance of deadly violence in what has become the deadliest year since 2015 for the Palestinians residing in the West Bank. So far this year, at least 100 Palestinians have died as a result of the fatal violence staged by Israeli forces throughout the occupied territory.
The Palestinian foreign ministry called Damdum’s killing “a continuation of the systematic and widespread policies of the occupation represented in field executions, [as well as] willful and extrajudicial killings of our people with the aim of inflaming the situation.”
It held the occupying regime fully and directly responsible for “this heinous crime and other crimes of the Israeli occupation,” stressing that it would work with all international organizations, including the United Nations, so it can hold the occupation accountable for all of its crimes.
The ministry also urged the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to enable international protection for “our defenseless people” in the face of Tel Aviv’s atrocities.
In a separate development, the Gaza Strip-based Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, issued a strongly-worded statement aimed at Israel, warning the regime against continued violations of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied city of al-Quds’ Old City.
The violations have seen the apartheid regime repeatedly preventing Muslim prayers at the site. The regime’s forces also recurrently provide protection for highly provocative tours of the compound by Israeli settlers.
Rawhi Mushtaha, a member of Hamas leadership, served the warning in an address to a huge gathering of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip that had been organized by the movement under the title “the Al-Aqsa is in Danger.”
Such infringements upon the holy site could lead to “explosions” in the region, the Hamas official said, condemning the Israeli regime for its reported “excavations” at the compound and its plans to impose spatial and temporal divisions there.
Mushtaha noted that Palestinians in Gaza held the Saturday march to draw Arab and Muslim leaders’ attention to the imminent danger threatening al-Aqsa.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has been the only real supporter of Palestinians and several times it has rushed to help them but it is the duty of the United Nations to protect countries against atrocities of other states through punitive measures but unfortunately it has turned into a tool in hands of the world powers and even when it wants to issue a strong resolution against the Zionist regime, it is vetoed mostly by the West or other Western veto-right power holders.
Palestinians need to be united against the Zionist regime to fight with its atrocities otherwise they will have to suffer more atrocities and bloodshed from this killing machine which continues its crimes in cold blood without any resistance from the international bodies.
The United Nations should know this point that there are other countries except Ukraine and Iran to pay attention to them but unfortunately currently, Ukraine and now Iran have turned into major issues on its agenda and all decisions and meetings are predominantly about Ukraine and it has left alone other states like Palestine.
Palestinians are subject to long-standing gross violations of human rights under the rule of a military apartheid system and they need more attention and support from the human rights bodies and the United Nations because the Zionists think of ethnic cleansing or making the Palestinians as their slaves and this should be stopped if those bodies real supporters of the human rights otherwise the killing machine will shed more blood and those bodies will be accountable for the crimes.