Lebanese Cleric Warns of Plot to Sideline Issue of Palestine
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Secretary General of the International Union of Resistance Scholars expressed concern about a major plot for fomenting skirmishes among Islamic countries in order to sideline the issue of Palestine.
In an interview with the Tasnim News Agency, Sheikh Maher Hammoud said the hostile plot has weakened the Islamic community.
He also noted that the Iranian initiative to declare the International Quds Day is something beyond a slogan, describing that as a political approach that entails practical religious and moral measures.
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.