Iraq, PMF reiterate firm, principled position on Palestinian cause
The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign and the Popular Mobilization Forces condemn the latest Israeli occupation crimes against Palestinians.
The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the Israeli occupation's storming on the city and camp of Jenin, the Iraqi News Agency (INA), reported.
"The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns the Zionist occupation's storming on the city and camp of Jenin in Palestine, which resulted in the death and injury of a number of Palestinian citizens," said the ministry's Spokesperson Ahmad Al-Sahhaf in a statement.
The statement also affirmed the solidarity of the Iraqi government and people with Al-Quds residents, demanding "an end to the hostile attacks on those who are safe there."
"We renew our firm and principled position on the Palestinian cause, which was and still is a pivotal issue," Al-Sahhaf concluded.
وزارة الخارجيَّة العراقيَّة، تُدينُ اقتحام الإحتلال الصهيونيّ لمدينة ومخيم جنين في دولة فلسطين، والذي أسفر عن إستشهاد وإصابة عددٍ من المواطنين الفلسطينيين. pic.twitter.com/rT0aW2X6VH— وزارة الخارجية العراقية (@Iraqimofa) January 28, 2023
On Friday and Saturday, Palestinian Resistance fighters carried out two separate operations in occupied Al-Quds that left seven Israeli settlers dead and others wounded, two days after the occupation forces committed a massacre in the Jenin refugee camp, which resulted in the martyrdom of nine Palestinians, as well as a child in Al-Quds during protests against the massacre.
PMF affirms full support for the valiant Palestinian resistance
In a related context, the head of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), Falih Al-Fayyad, called on the so-called international community to assume responsibility towards the Israeli occupation's crimes against Palestinians.
"We are following, with great concern, the developments of events in Palestine by the blatant and cowardly attacks that are taking place on our people there by the Zionist occupation forces without any scruples of conscience or commitment to human rights charters," Al-Fayyad pointed out in a statement.
He continued, "As we condemn in the strongest terms these crimes committed by the Zionists against the brotherly Palestinian people, we call on the international community and humanitarian organizations to assume their responsibilities towards these unfortunate events, and not be satisfied, as every time, with shameful silence and turn a blind eye to the arrogance of the Zionist entity and its disregard for all values and charters."
"We also affirm our full support and backing for the valiant Palestinian resistance, which is exercising its legitimate right to defend its usurped land, its patient and proud people. May God be your supporter, beloved heroes, and know that the hearts of the Iraqis are with you," the head of the PMF concluded.
Earlier, the Iraqi Scholars Association described what happened in Jenin and the Jenin refugee camp as a massacre being carried out by the Israeli occupation government in light of suspicious intentional silence.
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