Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Assyrian MP Raps Silence of Human Rights Advocates on Gaza

TEHRAN (FNA)- Representative of the Iranian Assyrians at the Parliament Yonatan Betkelia blasted the so-called advocates of human rights for keeping mum about the massacre of the Palestinians in Gaza.

"If those who claim to be supporters of human rights don’t keep mum on such crimes, we won't witness their repetition every day, but unfortunately, we have been witnessing their silence on the crimes committed by the international criminals throughout the past decades and century," Yonatan Betkelia told FNA on Monday.
He said that the international community's silence on the Zionists' atrocities against Gazans has further emboldened them to continue their crimes.
Betkelia also underlined the opposition of the world Jews to the Zionists' crimes, and said, "The media should differentiate between Jews and the Zionists."
In relevant remarks on Monday, Iran's human rights headquarters in a statement underlined the necessity for reviewing the international human rights organizations and documents after the current conventions failed in prosecuting or stopping Israel's continued violation of the Palestinians' human rights in Gaza.
"The current conditions and specially, the crimes being committed by the Zionist regime in Gaza and the western governments' outrageous defense of Israel's actions and more blatantly, their military support for the aggressor have clarified the necessity for a deep and serious review of human rights documents and organizations more than ever," the statement said.
It voiced regret that today the UN documents and mechanisms have been mocked at by the US and certain western governments and become an instrument to justify aggression and imposition.
The statement added that the crimes committed by the Zionist regime against the oppressed and defenseless Palestinian people are a reflection of the paradoxical face of those who claim to be supporting the human rights.
Israel has been pounding the blockaded Gaza for one month, killing at least 1,900 people and injuring more than 11,000 others.