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News number: 8710231318

15:11 | 2009-01-12

Foriegn Policy

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Iranian Minister Urges Muslim States to Rush to Gazans' Help

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Health Minister Kamran Baqeri-Lankarani stressed the necessity for the Islamic world to take action to stop Israeli crimes in the Gaza Strip.

Addressing a meeting of OIC health ministers in Tehran on Sunday, the Iranian minister condemned the Zionist regime's massacre of defenseless women and children and said since the Israeli offensive began on December 27 over 880 people have been killed from which 30 percent have been children.

Referring to a 12-year-old girl who was martyred on Saturday by Israeli fire in the northern town of Jabaliya, Lankarani said since the start of the war 60 people have been killed approximately every day from which 20 persons have been children under the age of 15, Tehran Times reported.

He said more than 3,500 people have been wounded in the onslaught who are in urgent need of medical care.

Since June last year Israel has introduced a collective punishment against the densely populated Gaza Strip. It has prevented food, fuel and medicine into the territory.

The Iranian health minister described the Zionist regime's war crimes as one of the "worst" in the history. He said Israel is killing people both "overtly" by targeting them with sophisticated weapons and "covertly" by preventing humanitarian aid to reach the wounded and starved people.