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Iran Condemns Israeli Aggression against Palestinians

Politics - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham strongly condemned the recent Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and lawmakers in Gaza, describing it as an indication of the Zionists' weakness and internal rifts.

Afkham strongly condemned the Israeli regime's aggression and bomb attachs on parts of the Gaza Strip and apprehension of a number of Palestinians in the West Bank, specially a number of legislators.

"The criminal act of the Zionists shows their weakness and anger and reveals their internal disputes," Afkham said in a statement on Tuesday.

"By escaping forward, the Zionists have again resorted to the old and worn-out methods of state-sponsored terrorism," she added.

Afkham called on the regional and international bodies to show reaction, deplore Israel's inhumane and aggressive measures, adopt serious actions to prevent the repetition of such crimes and provide the ground for the immediate freedom of the Palestinian prisoners.

Over 40 Palestinians were arrested overnight Sunday, bringing the total to some 150 since early Friday.

Israeli forces raided the Southern West Bank city of Hebron and detained Aziz Dweik, the speaker of the Palestinian parliament, along with five additional Palestinian MPs: Basim Zaarir, Samir al-Qadi, Azzam Salhab, Muhammad al-Tal and Nayif Rajoub.

The speaker of the Palestinian legislative council is the stand-in for President Mahmoud Abbas if necessary, according to the Palestinian constitution.

Hamas members were also arrested in the city of Hebron and in the Southern parts of Hebron district, as well as in the outskirts of Ramallah, Nablus and Jenin.

Three Palestinians were wounded in a raid on a house in Hebron when Israeli troops shoot a missile at its door.

Residents of the Jalazone refugee camp near Ramallah clashed on Sunday night with Israeli forces. Violent clashes were registered near Jenin as well.

Also, 20-year-old Jalazone resident Ahmad Sabarin was shot in the chest and died upon arrival at the hospital with two other wounded.
 

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