Tehran (IP) - The Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran described the assassination of an Al-Jazeera reporter by the Zionist regime as a sign of the regime's fear of the world becoming aware of the reality of oppression in Palestine.

Iran PressIran News: Israeli militants martyred Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh in an attack in the West Bank yesterday (Wednesday).

Shireen Abu Akleh was shot in the head by Zionist soldiers during the news coverage of the Zionist attack on the Jenin camp the northwest of the Jordan River.

In response to this crime of the Israeli regime, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, stated that the assassination of Shireen Abu Akleh was carried out with the aim of concealing the Israeli regime's crimes against the Palestinian people.

He added that this terrorist act showed the occupiers' fear of the world's people becoming aware of the reality of oppression against the Palestinian people.

Amir Abdollahian also said that Palestine is alive and the occupation is declining and the impunity of the Zionist regime must end.

The new crime of the Zionists in the assassination of Shireen Abu Akleh, a reporter for the Al-Jazeera network, has faced widespread international condemnation.

Israeli forces have arrested, wounded, or martyred hundreds of journalists so far.

The Committee to Protect Palestinian Journalists recently stated that the Zionist regime's purpose in detaining, injuring, or martyring journalists is to prevent the regime from exposing its crimes against the oppressed Palestinian people.

The legal rights of the oppressed people of Palestine have been crushed under the boots of the occupying Zionist regime for more than seventy years. The regime has committed the most brutal crimes against the Palestinians during this period. 219

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