Israel-Hamas war: Iran makes an important demand from the Islamic World

Israel-Hamas war: Iran makes an important demand from the Islamic World

Iran called on Wednesday for Muslim countries to sever diplomatic relations with Israel and boycott Israeli products in response to Israel's ongoing siege and relentless bombing of the Gaza Strip.

The Gaza Strip has been under attack by Israeli occupation forces since the surprise attack launched by the resistance group Hamas on October 7, breaching Israel's defense. Israel has imposed a siege on Gaza, home to 2.3 million people, with local authorities reporting the deaths of more than 5,000 Palestinians, including around 40 percent children, according to Gaza's Ministry of Health.

Thousands of buildings have been destroyed, and over one million people have been displaced in the territory, which is suffering from a lack of essential supplies such as water and food. Hamas's attack in southern Israel resulted in the deaths of at least 1,400 people, mostly civilians, as per Israeli officials.

Reza Amiri Moghaddam, the Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan, expressed regret that the international community has seemingly ignored Israel's actions in Gaza, where even hospitals and mosques have not been spared from Israeli airstrikes. He emphasized that Israel's attacks in Gaza violate international humanitarian and war principles.

Ambassador Amiri called for all Muslim countries with relations with Israel to sever their diplomatic and economic ties and boycott Israeli products. He also urged Muslim countries to open their borders to help the Palestinians who have suffered from Israeli atrocities.

Ambassador Amiri expressed gratitude to Pakistan for not recognizing Israel and suggested that greater coordination among Muslim countries could have prevented the Israeli regime from committing these actions.

Iran has criticized the United States for its role in the Middle East and called on Muslim and Arab countries to come together to "stop the crimes" of Israel, especially considering the increased U.S. military presence in the region since the start of the conflict between Israel and Hamas.