Iran FM calls for immediate cessation of attacks on Gaza

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has warned the US and Zionist regime about the grave consequences of returning to war and urged stopping attacks on Gaza immediately.

There is no solution but to continue the ceasefire and the massive delivery of humanitarian aid in Gaza and an agreement on prisoner exchanges between the two sides, Amirabdollahian wrote in Farsi on his account on the X, formerly known as Twitter, on Friday.

He described the continuation of the Washington-Tel Aviv war as a new genocide in Gaza and the West Bank.

Prisoners are not freed by war, but they are killed in bombardments, he said, adding that seemingly, the Zionist regime and the US do not think about the consequences of returning to war.

The top Iranian diplomat reiterated that the existence of a warship is not a defining characteristic, but the existence of the “Palestinian will” would be determining.

Stop the attacks on Gaza immediately before it is too late, he noted.

Israel launched the war on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas waged the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in response to the Israeli regime's decades-long campaign of bloodletting and devastation against Palestinians.

Tel Aviv also blocked water, food, and electricity to Gaza, plunging the coastal strip into a humanitarian crisis.

More than 15,000 Palestinians, most of them women and children, have been killed in the Israeli strikes.

The Israeli violence in Gaza has also raised tensions in the West Bank, where nearly 240 Palestinians have been killed by soldiers or settlers since October 7, according to the Ramallah-based Palestinian health ministry.

A seven-day truce, which expired on Friday morning, saw the release of 105 Israeli captives held in Gaza and 240 Palestinian prisoners.

The ceasefire had allowed some humanitarian aid into Gaza but the aid supplies were far below what is needed, according to aid workers.

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