Rouhani on the Eve of Quds Day: Al-Quds Will Neither be Forgotten, nor Will Remain Occupied
By Staff, Agencies
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the International al-Quds Day will convey the message of the oppressed Palestinians to the world, noting that Iran always supports the oppressed of the world.
Rouhani pointed out that there is a lot of pressure on the Palestinians, who have been displaced from their homes for more than 70 years as their homes have been seized and every day a new conspiracy is being carried by the United States against Muslims and the Palestinian people, adding that the unwavering resolve of the Palestinians as well as their resilience will continue, and sooner or later this path will lead to ultimate victory which that day will be a pleasant day for us.
"Al-Quds will not be forgotten and will not remain in occupation of oppressors. The land of Palestine will be liberated one day. We do not accept and tolerate this oppression and aggression in any way," he underlined.
Elsewhere in the meeting, Rouhani said Iran is going to celebrate the International Quds Day on Friday, stressing that the ultimate victory belongs to Palestinians although they are suffering heavy pressures and the US keeps hatching new plots.
Rouhani also said that people of Iran will be chanting slogans in support of Palestine during the Friday prayers in the cities categorized as white zones (low risk of coronavirus infection), while people in other cities will mark the Quds day in the virtual space or in other ways possible.
While countrywide demonstrations marking the International Quds Day have been cancelled in Iran due to the coronavirus outbreak, Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei will deliver a speech on this occasion on May 22.
The International Quds Day is an annual event during which demonstrators express their solidarity with the Palestinian people and opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories by the Zionist regime.
Al-Quds is the city embracing al-Aqsa Mosque, Muslims’ first Qibla and the place wherefrom Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] began his spiritual journey, Mi'raj. The people of Palestine, under siege by the Zionists, are looking forward to the help of world Muslims to reclaim Quds. The Last Friday of Ramadan month has been name the Quds Day by Imam Khomeini, the founder of Islamic Revolution in Iran, to mark the awakening of Muslim world to free Palestine and Quds, in particular.