US has no right to interfere, make any decisions for Gazans: Raisi
Raisi and Erdogan discuss the "illegal attacks by Israel against the Gaza Strip."
According to the Turkish president's office, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi discussed approaches toward a durable ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and agreed to sustain coordinating efforts on the topic.
According to a statement by the office, the two leaders spoke via phone and discussed the "illegal attacks by Israel against the Gaza Strip, efforts to provide humanitarian aid to Palestinians and steps that could be taken to ensure a permanent ceasefire in the region."
Erdogan and Raisi decided to continue working together to achieve long-term stability in the area, the statement also disclosed.
Iranian news agency Mehr cited the Iranian President as saying that the people of Gaza are the decision-makers to determine the future of the Strip, through the Hamas administration, which represents the legitimate government in Gaza, as it assumed authority through a legitimate process and with the votes of Gazans.
"America has no right to interfere or make any decisions for the people of Gaza, and any action they take in this regard is doomed to failure," Raisi further underlined.
Elsewhere, the Iranian President considered that the United States is murdering the Palestinian people in Gaza, describing any US interference in the future of the Gaza Strip as a continuation of its crimes.
Last week, Erdogan described "Israel's" crimes as "occupier terrorism" constituting "genocide".
In a direct quote, Erdogan said, "We [country officials] must compel Israel to comply with international law and be held accountable for its actions. We should also break the blockade in the UN" and declared that "everyone, including foreign officials" wants Netanyahu gone.
He went on to criticize politicians who have chosen to ignore the genocide in Gaza and warned them against the "democratic response of the people" as the public conscience has been shifted in favor of Palestine.
"Israel did not achieve any of its goals of occupying Gaza and eliminating the Resistance," he said, adding, "What the Zionist regime has done shows that it has grown desperate in the face of the Palestinian resistance."
Raisi further described Operation Al-Aqsa Flood as the Palestinian people's "legitimate defense of their right," prompted by "[Israel's] incessant oppression."
On November 20, addressing the presidents of 50 countries, Raisi called for the unity of free nations in the course of lifting the siege of Gaza and putting an end to the atrocities of the Zionist regime in Palestine.
Amnesty International, in its continuous investigation into violations of the laws of war, has recorded two representative incidents where Israeli airstrikes resulted in the killing of 46 civilians, including 20 children. The age range of the victims spanned from an 80-year-old woman to a three-month-old baby.
On third day of truce, 39 Palestinian children embrace freedom
39 imprisoned Palestinian children were freed from Israeli occupation prisons under the truce agreement, the Israeli Prison Service said.
It was later confirmed that the bus carrying the 39 liberated Palestinian children arrived in Ramallah coming from the "Ofer" prison, where festivities were held to celebrate their return.
The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs and the Palestinian Prisoners Club announced the names of the third batch of Palestinian prisoners included in today's exchange, i.e. the names of 39 children prisoners. No female prisoners were part of this deal.
Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation continues to violate the rules of the truce.
A Palestinian farmer was martyred and another was injured by Israeli occupation forces' gunfire in the central Gaza Strip - a flagrant violation of the declared truce between the Palestinian Resistance and the occupation.
In a press release, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) reported that Israeli occupation forces attacked two farmers who were working on their land east of the al-Maghazi camp. This incident led to the martyrdom of one farmer and the injury of the other.
Earlier today, seven Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces' gunfire in the vicinity of the al-Quds Hospital in Tel Al-Hawa, west of Gaza City, and the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip, on the third day of the temporary ceasefire.