Israel, Trump concocting scheme in ME: Larijani
"Israeli regime's criminal and inhumane actions after it killed more than a dozen Palestinians during Friday's Land Day rallies," stressed Iranian Parliament Speaker, warning that Zionists and US President Donald Trump are hatching a "dangerous plot" against the Middle Eastern countries.
Publish date : Monday 2 April 2018 10:32
Ali Larijani, who is the current president of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Member States (PUIC), said on Sunday that the latest deadly attacks by the illegitimate Israeli regime were continuation of the Zionists' repeated crimes backed by the US government.
The Israeli regime's policy for creating tension and crisis and Trump's decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds constitute a dangerous plot, which threatens regional stability and security, he said.
On Friday, around 30,000 Gazans marched to the fence with the occupied territories at the start of a six-week protest, dubbed "The Great March of Return," demanding the right to return to their homeland.
The rallies coincided with the 42nd anniversary of Land Day, which commemorates the murder of six Palestinians by Israeli forces in 1976.
Friday's demonstrations turned violent after Israeli forces used tear gas and live fire to force back demonstrators who had approached within a few hundred meters of the heavily-fortified fence.
The clashes left 17 Palestinians dead and over 1,400 others injured in Gaza in what was the single deadliest day in the Israel-Palestine conflict since the 2014 war.
Larijani further said, "Tel Aviv's ruling terrorists only understand the language of force and resistance is the most important factor in countering the ambitious goals of the Zionist regime (of Israel)."
He called on parliaments of the OIC member states and other countries across the world to adopt necessary measures to condemn the Israeli regime's crimes, support the legitimate rights of the Palestinians and prevent the Zionists from creating a new crisis.
The Great March of Return rallies culminate on May 15, the day Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe) when hundreds of thousands fled or were driven out of their homes in 1948, the year Israel was created.
Israel's Friday massacre of the Palestinians drew condemnations worldwide, with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres calling for “an independent and transparent investigation” into the incident.