Iran, Lebanon to discuss Gaza issue

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Baku, Azerbaijan, July 24

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is expected to visit Lebanon in the new future to discuss the recent developments in Gaza.

Amir-Abdollahian will exchange viewpoints with senior Lebanese officials on the latest regional developments, in particular the Gaza crisis, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported on July 24.

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Basil, in a phone conversation on July 23 handled the issue.

Since July 7, Israel has attacked the Palestinian coastal territory with fierce air and naval bombardments with the stated aim of halting Palestinian rocket fire.

Israel's military operation has left at least 663 Palestinians dead, mostly civilians.

According to official Israeli figures, 31 Israelis - including 29 soldiers - have been killed since hostilities began.

Earlier, the UN's top human rights official, Navi Pillay, condemned Israel's military actions in Gaza. She also condemned Islamic militant group, Hamas for "indiscriminate attacks" on Israel.

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