Millions of Iranian People Mark Int’l Quds Day

Millions of Iranian People Mark Int’l Quds Day

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranians of different social strata held massive rallies all over the country on Friday morning to mark the International Quds Day in a show of support for the oppressed nation of Palestine.

Millions of fasting Iranian people have taken to the streets this morning to attend nationwide rallies as a way to express solidarity with the Palestinian people, who have been suffering from Israel’s atrocities for decades. 

The huge demonstrations saw Iranians venting their anger on the Tel Aviv regime and its allies and calling for an end to the Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip.

Carrying placards and chanting slogans against Israel and the US, marchers voiced their support for the people of Gaza, and reiterated their opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories by the Zionists.

Each year, the International Quds Day is celebrated on the last Friday of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

The event’s overarching theme is support for the Palestinians and fierce denunciation 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 came against the backdrop of a massive Israeli onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.

As the 18-day Israeli offensive on Gaza rages on, above 800 Palestinians have been killed, and over 5,000 other injured in the besieged enclave.

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