Jul 20, 2014, 8:33 PM
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Rouhani expresses outrage at Israeli crimes against humanity in Gaza

Tehran, July 20, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday expressed outrage at Israeli crimes against humanity in Gaza.

The president made the remarks to the formal session of the cabinet.

President Rouhani said Iranian government and foreign ministry will draw attention of the international community to what is going on in Gaza.

He said that the disproportionate bombardment of the civilian targets in Gaza account for crimes against humanity and the war crimes.

He said that the Islamic Republic of Iran as the current leader of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) protests against creating bloodbath in Gaza by the Israeli leaders.

"More important than extensive ground and air raids on the defenseless people of Gaza is the global silence against the humanitarian catastrophe and that the so-called civilized governments have kept silent toward the state terrorism."

He said all members of a family being the target of tank shells and mutilated is not at all tolerable and believable.

He dismissed the Israeli pretexts to the widescale massacre of the Palestinians and accused the Israeli leaders of pursuing ethnic cleansing in Gaza.

"Global reactions unfortunately reveal that the western governments and many Arab and Muslim governments have kept silent toward the crimes or their reactions fall short of the extent of the catastrophe underway in Gaza Strip."