Tuesday’s Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip were fiercely denounced by the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
Nasser Kanaani emphasized the necessity of an immediate, efficient, deterrent, and united effort by Muslim governments to end Israel’s atrocities in a statement published on the ministry’s website.
After the Israeli assault on Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) fighters in the Gaza Strip, which resulted in the deaths of at least 13 people—including women, children, and three senior PIJ military leaders—and at least 20 other injuries, including at least 20 gunshot wounds.
According to Mr. Kanaani, Israel’s offensive aims to deflect attention from its precarious and dire domestic condition.
In response to Israel’s recent escalation of tensions with the Palestinian people, the spokesman continued, Western nations and pertinent international organizations’ silence and inaction have tremendously empowered Israelis to continue their atrocities.
On Tuesday, key PIJ military officers who reside in houses and homes in the Gaza Strip came under simultaneous and unexpected bombardment from Israeli fighter jets and unmanned drones.
Three PIJ leaders were reportedly killed in the airstrikes, according to the Israeli troops.
They were identified by the PIJ as Tariq Izz al-Din and Khalil Bahitini, the leader of the Al-Quds Brigades in the northern Gaza Strip.
Jihad al-Ghannam, the movement’s secretary of the military council, and the movement’s spokesperson, who also oversaw retaliatory operations in the West Bank and Gaza, said.
Following the passing of PIJ official Khader Adnan, more than 100 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel barely a week prior to the airstrikes.
While he was in Israeli detention, Mr. Adnan went on an 86-day hunger strike.