Iran Says Israeli Force Sign of ‘Inability’ to Handle Intifada

Published November 21st, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Iran on Tuesday condemned Israel's latest attacks on Palestinian territories and said the Jewish state's use of force was a sign of its "inability" to cope with the Palestinian resistance. 

"The barbaric crimes of this racist regime ... are against all international norms and conventions and are a sign of the Zionist regime's usurping aggression," foreign ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said. 

Asefi, cited by the official IRNA news agency, added that Israel's use of force was a sign of its "inability ... in the face of the heroic Palestinian people's Intifada," or uprising. 

He echoed Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi's recent call for the creation of a war-crimes tribunal to deal with Israel's behavior in the midst of weeks of renewed bloodshed that have left more than 250 people dead. 

Israel pounded Gaza City and other Palestinian towns in the Gaza Strip late Monday after two Jewish settlers were killed in a bomb attack on a school bus. 

Iran does not recognize the Jewish state and wholeheartedly supports the Intifada, as well as the right of all Palestinians and their families to return to their homeland -- TEHRAN (AFP)  



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