Stop bombardment of Gaza or suffer ‘huge earthquake’ Iran warns Israel
Hossein Amirabdollahian, Iran’s foreign minister, has asked Isreal to cease its attacks in Gaza.
According to The Cable, while speaking on Saturday in Beirut, capital of Lebanon, Amirabdollahian said the ongoing war may expand to other parts of the Middle East if Hezbollah joins and that Israel may suffer “a huge earthquake” if that happens.
Hezbollah is an Iran-backed Shiite Muslim political party and militant group based in Lebanon.
Amirabdollahian said Hezbollah has considered all the scenarios of the war, asking Israel to cease fire as soon as possible.
He added that the group’s fighters have been on full alert along Lebanon’s borders with Israel following the October 7 attack by Hamas.
Meanwhile, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has said Gaza is “being pushed into an abyss”.
Speaking with BBC, Juliette Touma, UNRWA’s director of communications, said “this is the worst we’ve ever seen. This is hitting rock bottom. This is Gaza being pushed into an abyss, there is a tragedy unfolding as the world is watching. This is Gaza”.
“According to colleagues on the ground, there is an exodus. People are leaving. Those who can, with their cars, some are walking, some are carrying mattresses,” she added.
“People are terrified.”
On Saturday, Israeli airstrikes reportedly killed 70 people — mostly women and children — fleeing Gaza in convoys.