Iranian Official Denounces Islamic 'Indifference' towards Palestinians
Iran's Parliament Speaker Mehdi Karubi denounced the Islamic world on Sunday for its "indifference, silence and weakness" in response to the recent killings of Palestinians by Israel.
"We are not complaining about the Zionists, because this is the nature of Zionism: usurpation, violation of rights and in justice," Karubi said.
"But we are complaining about Muslim governments who are witnessing the crimes in Palestine and show indifference, silence and weakness," Karubi told parliament.
"The self-declared defenders of human rights that criticize certain countries turn just as silent faced with these crimes. They are supporting these crimes," he said.
Karubi expressed "the deep sympathy of the Iranian parliament, people and government toward the families of the victims and injured."
Twenty-four Palestinians were killed and more than 700 injured in the past three days as Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli forces in Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Iran has not recognized Israel since the 1979 Islamic revolution and is strongly opposed to the US-brokered peace process between Israel and the Palestinians - TEHRAN (AFP)
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