Iran Urges Prosecution of Israeli Officials As Mass Grave Found at Gaza Hospital

Iran Urges Prosecution of Israeli Officials As Mass Grave Found at Gaza Hospital

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman abhorred the Israeli regime’s war crimes and appalling atrocities in Gaza, calling for the international prosecution of Zionist officials after a mass grave with scores of bodies was uncovered inside the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis.

In a statement on Sunday night, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said the horrifying and heart wrenching news of the massacre and the mass and secret burial of hundreds of patients as well as the wounded and medical staff of Nasser Hospital in the vicinity of this hospital in the Gaza Strip has caused astonishment and sadness among world people.

He stressed that international humanitarian laws, especially the 1949 Geneva Conventions, support medical centers and hospitals, saying the damning evidence proves that the Israeli regime and the Zionist perpetrators of this crime are responsible for the atrocities.

Kanaani added that the issue of mass graves also implicates the governments that notoriously support the regime, the Foreign Ministry’s website reported.

The frequent, organized and widespread crimes of the Zionist regime against the residents of the Gaza Strip are gross examples of genocide and war crimes, and the international community as well as world bodies are responsible to deal with the impunity of the perpetrators and orchestrators of those crimes, he underlined.

Kanaani noted that Iran strongly condemns this horrible tragedy and calls on the secretary-general of the United Nations, the rotating head of the UN Security Council and all countries and responsible members of the international community to condemn the crime as well and use their national, regional and international capacities to prosecute the perpetrators of the crime and get their judiciaries to investigate it.

Palestinian civil defense crews have uncovered a mass grave inside the Nasser Medical Complex in Gaza’s Khan Younis, with 180 bodies recovered so far, as Israel has continued bombardment of the devastated coastal enclave for more than six months.

The discovery on Saturday, and continuing into Sunday, comes after the Israeli military withdrew its troops from the southern city on April 7. Much of the Khan Younis is now in ruins after months of relentless Israeli bombardment and heavy fighting.

Earlier this week, a mass grave was discovered at al-Shifa Hospital following a two-week siege. It was one of several mass graves found at al-Shifa –the largest medical facility in the coastal enclave.

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