Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for an international consensus against the ongoing Israeli aggression against Gaza and the restoration of peace and stability in the besieged Palestinian enclave.
In a telephone conversation with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Sunday, Ahmadinejad hailed his Egyptian counterpart’s efforts to restore peace, security and stability in Gaza.
“Our human and religious duty obliges us to make efforts to prevent the massacre of Gaza’s innocent people and restore peace and sustainable security in this region and also the entire land of Palestine,” Ahmadinejad said.
The Gaza Strip has been under Israeli fire for six consecutive days. Three Palestinians, including a child, were killed in the Israeli airstrikes on the enclave on Monday, raising the death toll from the aggression since Wednesday to 85.
Ahmadinejad further called for a clear plan to stop the violence and bloodshed in Gaza, urging an international consensus against the Israeli aggression.
The recent attacks on Gaza rage on as Israel keeps its crippling blockade on the strip, which it imposed in 2007.
“It is necessary to make all efforts to stop the massacre of women and children and the innocent people of Gaza and Palestine,” the Iranian president added.
Morsi, for his part, expressed concern over the situation of the people of Gaza and said he had been in contact with the leaders of other countries in order to reach an international consensus against Israel.