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Iran’s UN envoy says Israel’s Monday massacre a day of shame for Muslims

Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo says Zionist regime’s Monday massacre of innocent Palestinians is a “day of shame” for the Muslim world.

According to Press TV, Zionist regime’s forces martyred at least 62 Palestinians during protests near the Gaza fence on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe), which coincided this year with the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied city of al-Quds.

“As these crimes and murders were being carried out, (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu and his guests were busy celebrating the illegal relocation of the US embassy to al-Quds,” Khoshroo said while addressing the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in New York on Wednesday.

He added that the OIC must use its influence to pressure the Israeli regime into ending such atrocities against Palestinians.

While condemning Zionist regime’s crimes, Khoshroo blasted Washington for its unconditional support for the Tel Aviv regime, stressing that the US must be held accountable for its actions, especially relocating its embassy to the holy city.

More than 2,700 Palestinians were also wounded as the Israeli forces used snipers, airstrikes, tank fire and tear gas to target the demonstrators.

The Occupied Territories have witnessed new tensions ever since US President Donald Trump on December 6, 2017, announced Washington’s recognition of al-Quds as Zionist regime’s “capital” and said the United States would move the US embassy to the city.

The dramatic decision triggered demonstrations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories as well as Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco and other Muslim countries.

The status of al-Quds is the thorniest issue in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Palestinians see East al-Quds as the capital of their future state.

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