Int’l Quds Day: In Support of Palestine, Against ‘Israeli’ Crimes
By Staff, Agencies
People across the world are marking the International Quds Day to express their solidarity with the Palestinian people and denounce the Zionist atrocities against Palestinians in the occupied territories as well as the besieged Gaza Strip.
The International Quds Day is a legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who designated the day in solidarity with Palestinians and in opposition against the ‘Israeli’ occupation regime.
Quds Day events have been held worldwide on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with political and religious leaders shedding light on the Palestinian cause and urge Muslim unity against the ‘Israeli’ regime.
This year’s events are scheduled to be held online due to the spread of the coronavirus. Last year’s events were also held online because of the deadly virus.
Marking the occasion, the Islamic Revolution Guard [IRG] described the day as a manifestation of the Muslim world’s unity in supporting the Palestinian cause and the liberation of al-Quds from the occupying ‘Israeli’ regime.
The day “heralds the revenge of the commander of the Resistance Axis, Martyr [Qassem] Soleimani, the expulsion of American terrorists from West Asia, and the fortification of the establishment of full Palestinian sovereignty over the holy territory through removing the Zionist regime from the region’s political landscape,” the IRG said in a statement on Thursday evening.
The statement added that the Palestinian people are continuing their struggle against the criminal Zionist regime stronger than ever, and they have pushed the regime toward collapse and extinction.
It also said the clever designation of the day by Imam Khomeini created an opportunity for Muslims across the world to unify their efforts so as to resolve the issue of Palestine and remove the Zionist tumor.
“The wicked plots by the US and ‘Israel’ to create division among Muslim nations, including the so-called deal of the century, the Abraham Accords, and normalization deals with some treacherous Arab countries, are doomed to fail,” the statement read.
Iraqis also marked the occasion, saying available evidence shows that the Zionist regime of ‘Israel’ is in decline.
In a gathering on Thursday evening attended by 70 prominent Iraqi figures, the spokesman of Iraq's anti-terror Kataib Hezbollah group said the most important development with regard to Palestine in the last 40 years has been the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
Mohammed Mohie said the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran changed the nature of the advocates of Palestine from leftist and tribal Arab groups toward Muslim groups.
The spokesman of another Iraqi anti-terror movement, Asaib Ahl al-Haq, said the issue of Palestine should not be limited to the International Quds Day, noting that it needs more attention throughout the year.
The new generation needs to know the atrocities committed by the Zionist regime in the past and in the current era, Mohammed al-Rabie said.
He also recalled his meeting with the Head of the Political Bureau of Hamas Ismail Haniyeh, during which he was told that if it was not for the efforts made by Iran’s General Soleimani, there would have been “no Gaza Strip, Ramallah, Quds and Palestine.”
Leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Ziyad al-Nakhalah, underlined the need to continue the fight against the ‘Israeli’ regime, saying al-Quds city is stronger than ever due to the resistance of its residents.
Head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Ahmad Saadat stressed that Quds Day should be upheld by the people of the world.
Saadat called for fighting against the occupation of the ‘Israeli’ regime, saying the ‘Israeli’ entity is nearing its collapse.
Additionally, a member of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas said Palestinian people are united in the fight against the Zionist regime.
Suhail Al-Hindi said the fight over al-Quds is still ongoing, adding that the enemy has targeted the existence of Palestine.