Iran charges 29 Zionist officials with war crimes

March 2, 2009

TEHRAN - Iranian Chief Prosecutor Ayatollah Qorban-Ali Dori-Najafabadi on Sunday charged 29 senior Zionist officials with committing war crimes during the 22-day offensive on the Gaza Strip.

Israel’s 22-day assault on Gaza left over 1,300 Palestinians dead and destroyed or damaged thousands of buildings across the coastal enclave.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Mossad chief Meir Dagan, Chief of the General Staff of the IDF Gabi Ashkenazi, and Attorney General Menachem Mazuz were the highest ranking Israeli officials charged with war crimes.
The charges against the Zionist officials include aggression, occupation, threatening regional and international peace and security, war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and clear and repeated violations of human rights and international law.
Along with the 29 Israeli officials, another 114 members of the Zionist regime’s military forces have been charged with war crimes.
The case will soon be heard in a symbolic trial in Tehran.
The measure by Iran’s chief prosecutor comes a few days prior to the opening of a two-day international conference on Palestine in Tehran being held to condemn the Zionist regime and to collect evidence of Israel’s crimes from all over the world.
Parliament speakers from 15 Muslim and non-Muslim countries have accepted Tehran’s invitation to attend the conference, which is scheduled to open on March 4.