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Iran Strongly Condemned Israel’s Attack to Gaza
  The Iranian Foreign Ministry in a statement on Sunday strongly condemned the Zionist regime's continued air raids on the Gaza Strip, which has, thus far, killed at least 18 Palestinians and injured more than 30.
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Monday 12 March 2012 17:48
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Iran Strongly Condemned Israel’s Attack to Gaza
Bfnews: "The repeated assaults and aggressions of the Zionist regime's military men against the defenseless Palestinian people in Gaza… are condemned as war crimes and inhuman acts," the foreign ministry said.

The statement also blasted the international community and the world bodies which claim to be supporting human rights for their silence on Israel's crimes in Gaza, and said, "The international community and the human rights bodies are required not to keep mum about such flagrant violations of human rights and massacre of the defenseless Palestinian people by the Zionists and act upon their human and legal duty and responsibility for defending the Palestinian people."

A Palestinian teenager was killed and another Palestinian was wounded as Israel pounded Gaza Strip for a third day on Sunday.

The raid happened East of the Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza early Sunday, bringing the death toll from Israeli airstrikes to 18 since Friday.

The new killing came after a series of attacks left at least 17 Palestinian dead and 30 more injured in the past two days.

One of the strikes killed the head of the Popular Resistance Committees, Zohair al-Qaisi, and fellow member Mahmud Hanani. The PRC threatened reprisals for Qaisi's death.

The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip. The new wave of air raids is one of the deadliest periods on the Gaza-Israel border since a devastating Israeli assault in December 2008-January 2009.

Israel also has laid an economic siege on the Gaza Strip since June 2007, after Hamas took control of the enclave.

The blockade has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip.

Some 1.5 million people are being denied their basic rights, including freedom of movement, and their rights to appropriate living conditions, work, health and education. Poverty and unemployment rates stand at approximately 80 percent and 60 percent, respectively, in the Gaza Strip. 

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