Iran condemns Israel for clashes with Palestinians

Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-08 19:25:57|Editor: huaxia

TEHRAN, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry on Saturday strongly condemned the Israeli police for an operation at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem, which left hundreds injured in clashes, official IRNA news agency reported.

A total of 205 Palestinians and 17 Israeli police officers were injured in clashes at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound on Friday night, following a ruling that forced Palestinians to leave their homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers.

Saeed Khatibzadeh, the spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry, denounced the Israeli police operation as a "war crime."

Iran, Khatibzadeh added, calls on the United Nations and other relevant international organizations to "fulfill their definite duty" in dealing with the incident. Enditem