Since the beginning of operations, the Israeli army has targeted about 1,090 sites in Gaza, taking the death toll to over 100 people. Dozens of them were civilians. The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) strongly condemned the Israeli offensive against the Palestinians, calling for its immediate end in the Gaza Strip. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, as the incumbent chairman of NAM, said in a statement that the Israeli blitz in Gaza over the past few days “has once again reminded the world of the sad tragedy of the Palestinian nation and flagrant breach of rules and principles of international law by the Zionists (Israelis)”, Xinhua reported. NAM, with 120 members and 17 observer countries, was founded in the early 1960s. Iran chairs NAM for the period 2012-15.