Iran’s Zarif Goes to Syria for Talks on Palestine

Iran’s Zarif Goes to Syria for Talks on Palestine

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traveled to Syria on Wednesday amid the escalation of Israeli atrocities against Palestinians.

Heading a diplomatic delegation, Zarif left Tehran for Damascus on Wednesday morning to hold talks with the Syrian officials about the bilateral and regional issues, especially the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territories and the Zionist regime’s brutal attacks against Muslim people and holy sites.

The top Iranian diplomat is going to hold meetings with senior Syrian government officials and the leaders of Palestinian groups residing in Syria to discuss the situation in Palestine.

The Israeli regime’s aggression and violations against the Palestinians have witnessed a shocking spike since the beginning of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Since early Ramadan, the Israeli military and illegal settlers have been launching brutal crackdowns on Palestinians throughout the occupied territory of the West Bank. The greatest part of the violence has targeted the holy city of Jerusalem al-Quds, where the military and the settlers have been trying to prevent Palestinians from gathering and performing their religious duties.

The barbarous measures have seen the regime attacking thousands of Palestinian worshippers on the al-Aqsa Mosque’s compound in al-Quds’ Old City.

Also during Ramadan, the Israeli military attacked the al-Quds’ neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, trying to force Palestinians into leaving their homes.

The regime has also carried out numerous attacks against the Tel Aviv-blockaded Gaza Strip, whose residents have risen up in solidarity with their fellow Palestinians in al-Quds.

The Palestinian groups have so far fired hundreds of rockets towards the occupied territories, some of which have flown as far as al-Quds itself. The latest stage of the reprisal targeted the cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod to the north of the Gaza Strip, killing two Israelis and injuring more than 90 others.

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