1237 GMT June 15, 2021
In separate phone conversations with his Syrian, Lebanese and Tunisian counterparts on Sunday and Monday, Qalibaf talked about the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territories and the Gaza Strip after an escalation of Israeli attacks, Tasnim News Agency reported.
In the conversation with Speaker of the People's Council of Syria Hammouda Youssef Sabbagh, Qalibaf stressed the need for serious actions by the Muslim states’ parliaments to halt the Israeli regime’s brutal attacks on Palestine.
Speaking to Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, the top Iranian lawmaker denounced the Zionist regime’s strikes on residential areas in Palestine and its prevention of medical aid delivery to the Palestinian people as war crimes, calling on the Muslim countries’ parliaments and Islamic international organizations to condemn the Israeli atrocities.
He also spoke with Speaker of Tunisia’s Assembly of the Representatives of the People Rached Ghannouchi, saying the parliaments of all Muslim nations must raise their voice against the Israeli regime and support Palestine as a duty.
Since May 10, at least 200 Palestinians, including 59 children and 35 women, have been killed in Israeli air raids, and more than 1,200 people have been injured.
The Sunday raids solely killed 42 Palestinians, including 10 children, according to the Palestinian health ministry, Press TV wrote.
Scores of others have also died in the nearby Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank, during the regime’s attacks on Palestinian worshippers and protesters.