Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ahmadinejhad: Israel home to all forms of crime.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Israeli crimes in Palestine show that the regime is the summation of all evil in the world.

"The Zionist (Israeli) regime and the philosophy of Zionism are the summation of all evil and selfishness in the world," Ahmadinejad said Saturday.

In reference to Israeli crimes in the Gaza Strip, the president said the continuation of the existence of the Israeli regime only produces further aggression toward Palestinians. Since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has refused to recognize Israel for its occupation of Palestinian lands as well as the numerous crimes committed against the people of Palestine - which have been condemned by even close Israeli allies.

Several UN Security Council resolutions condemning Israeli actions against Palestinians have been defied by Israel. The US, Israel's number one ally, has also exercised its veto powers to prevent the adoption of 42 anti-Israeli resolutions sought by the council since 1972. Since 2004, Washington has vetoed three resolutions which called for Tel Aviv to halt its operations in the Gaza Strip - which had been occupied by Israeli forces from 1967 to 1994. The US use of veto powers has led to a continuation of rocket launches by Tel Aviv into the strip, causing the death of a large number of civilians.

After declaring the strip 'a hostile entity' in September 2007, Israel curtailed travel into Gaza and cut fuel and electricity supplies to the region. As Gaza depends upon external healthcare systems for the provision of a broad range of medical treatments, the Israeli imposed military blockade forced chronically ill and terminal patients to desperately seek passage out of the coastal strip.

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel released a report in August, titled Holding Health to Ransom, exposing 'the methods of coercion' Israel has employed to pressure Gazans and to spy on the strip. According to the report, the regime prevents such patients from leaving Gaza to receive medical treatment unless they can provide desired information about their relatives. Medical treatment for 'the most helpless members of society', reads the report, 'is explicitly or implicitly made contingent upon collaboration' with Israel on a 'regular' basis.

"I decide and set the rules, and you'll see that if you do as I say, I'll let you go to Ichilov Hospital," the report quotes an interrogator as telling a patient. "It depends if you accept my demands."

The situation in Gaza is such that Iran has on numerous occasions called on the United Nations to stop the 'collective punishment' imposed on Palestinians. Tehran also demands the enforcement of UN resolutions against Tel Aviv.

President Ahmadinejad said in his Saturday speech that thanks to the assistance of the White House, the world can witness all forms of 'crimes and criminals' in Israel.

Referring to the International Day of Quds (September 26), an Iran-initiated annual rally held on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, President Ahmadinejad called on all men of free will to show their support for Palestinians struggling to liberate their lands from the Zionist occupation.


P.S. Just who are the good guys in this 'clash of civilizations' that our zionist lords are imposing on the world?... The question is rhetorical. I know we're part of the zionist axis.

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