Iran President Urges Huge Quds Day Rallies
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for massive presence in the upcoming nationwide demonstrations to mark the International Quds Day, which falls on July 25.
“The larger turnout on this year’s Quds Day, the greater support will be expressed for oppressed people of Palestine,” President Rouhani said on Tuesday.
He underscored that mass rallies in support of Palestine will carry a stronger message to Israel that “aggression, homicide and usurpation are doomed to failure.”
Rouhani further reaffirmed Iran’s commitment to backing the world’s suppressed nations, including people of Palestine.
Earlier in the day, head of the Intifada (Uprising) and Quds Center at Iran’s Coordination Council of Islamic Propagation announced that commemorative rallies to mark the International Quds Day will be held in 80 countries.
Ramezan Sharif added that Iranians will also take part in nationwide demonstrations in 770 different locations on July 25 to condemn Israel’s atrocities against Palestine.
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 of Israel.
The day is also seen as the legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who officially declared the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as International Quds Day back in 1979.
This year's rallies come against the backdrop of a massive Israeli onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.
Over 600 Palestinians have been killed and thousands more injured in 15 days of Israeli attacks.