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  7/9/2014, Tammuz 11, 5774

Iran Condemns Israeli Self-Defense as 'Savage Aggression'

Iran's foreign ministry condemned Israel's operation to protect its citizens from Hamas rocket fire on Wednesday, calling on the West to urge the Jewish state to prevent a "human catastrophe". The remarks by Iran, a traditional ally of Hamas, came after the Israeli Air Force pummeled terror targets in Gaza Tuesday night, in response to nearly a week of near-constant rocket fire on Israeli civilians. 

"We are, unfortunately, witnessing the escalation of savage aggression by the Zionists in recent days against the innocent and defenseless people of Palestine," IMFA spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said in her weekly briefing with reporters.