Iran’s Parliament Urges Egypt to Open Rafah Border Crossing
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Vice-speaker of the Iranian parliament said Wednesday the Parliament is to seriously demanding Egypt to open the Rafah border crossing and let the humanitarian aid be deployed into the Gaza Strip.
“Iran’s Parliament strongly supports the statement issued at the inter-parliamentary troika meeting of the Parliamentary Union of Islamic Countries (PUIC) and will ask Egyptian government and Parliament to accelerate the opening of the Rafah border crossing in order to send the humanitarian assistance and medicines into the Gaza Strip to reach the injured citizens,” Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabifard said today.
The senior Iranian lawmaker added that the speakers and the parliamentary delegations in Tehran inter-parliamentary troika on Tuesday have deplored the international community for their silence on crimes committed by the Zionist regime.
On July 8, Israel launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip. After 10 days of bombarding the enclave from the air and sea, the Israeli forces started a ground operation in the Gaza Strip.
Over 650 Palestinians have been killed and more than 4,000 have been wounded in the 16-day Israeli onslaught.
Aboutorabifard further pointed to the International Quds Day, and called for the mass turnout of all Muslim nations around the world on the occasion due to be held this Friday.
The International Quds Day is an annual event during which demonstrators express their solidarity with the Palestinian people and opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories by the Zionist regime of Israel.
The day is also seen as the legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who officially declared the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as International Quds Day back in 1979.