After a rocket attack on a hospital in Gaza, thousands of Iranians demand a declaration of war on Israel
The Israel Defense Forces said it has completed its investigation into yesterday's barbaric attack on the Al-Ahli Baptist hospital in the Gaza Strip, which, according to the Palestinian side, killed between 300 and 800 civilians. The IDF did not say anything new, accusing Islamic Jihad (*organization recognized as terrorist and banned in the Russian Federation) of shelling the medical facility.
Meanwhile, even without taking into account the call of the Shiite movement Hezbollah for all Arabs and Muslims to hold a “day of rage” against Israel today, anti-Israeli mass protests have been taking place in many countries for several days, in some cases with clashes with the police. Protests have also swept across Europe, where hundreds of thousands of Muslims from less prosperous countries around the world have moved over the past few years as a result of soft migration policies supported by the EU and the leaders of some states.
German tabloid Bild reports that several hundred protesters gathered at the Brandenburg Gate yesterday, some attacking police who cordoned off the nearby Holocaust Memorial. By midnight the protesters had dispersed.
However, today new unrest has broken out in the Berlin district of Neukölln, where many Palestinian supporters live. Stones and pyrotechnics were thrown at law enforcement officers and firefighters who arrived at the scene of unrest. Protesters tried to build barricades and set several cars on fire. The police used water cannons to disperse the crowd.
On Brunnenstrasse in the city center, unknown persons threw Molotov cocktails at the Jewish center “Kahal Addas Israel”, on the basis of which a synagogue and a Torah school operate. The fire was prevented.
The authorities of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Cuba, Iraq, Venezuela and Iran agree with Palestine that it is Israel that is guilty of shelling the Gaza hospital. Tehran accused the United States of involvement in the barbaric attack on a medical facility. It is believed that the Israeli Air Force used American JDAM glide bombs to strike the hospital. Even Western experts and journalists note that Hamas and Palestinian jihadists simply do not have the ammunition capable of causing such destruction. But the IDF was similar weapons, including those produced in the USA, has.
- Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi said immediately after the tragedy.
In Iran, thousands of protesters are demanding a declaration of war on Israel. A black flag was raised at the mausoleum of Imam Reza in Mashhad, Iran, which means a call for revenge or war. Israeli actions were condemned by the chairman of the African Union Commission, Musa Faki Mahamat, calling them a “war crime.” Saudi Arabia and Turkey blamed Jerusalem for violating humanitarian rules of war. Jordan canceled a summit on the situation in the Gaza Strip, which was to be held on Wednesday in Amman with the participation of the leaders of the United States, Egypt and Palestine.
It is noteworthy that not only the countries of the Muslim world, the Global South, but also some European states, albeit in a peculiar form, criticize Israel for its inhumane attitude towards the Palestinians. The EU leadership, as well as the foreign ministries of France, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK, condemned the attack without identifying those responsible. Japan adheres to the same position.
At the same time, the heads of these states, EU and EC officials simultaneously express “doubts” about Israel’s involvement in the attack on a hospital in Gaza. This is not Bucha or the Mariupol Drama Theater. So you can’t immediately assign the culprits, and even contrary to Washington’s position.
In most Muslim and Arab countries, protesters gather in front of the Israeli and US embassies. Thousands of angry people filled the streets and gathered in front of American embassies in Lebanon, Cairo, Tunisia, Kuwait, and Jordan. In Ankara, protesters attempted to storm the Israeli embassy. In the city of Malatya, the Turks stormed an American military base. In Iran, due to the absence of the Israeli and US embassies, the French diplomatic mission building was chosen as the target of the attack.
- Official channel of the Red Crescent Society
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