Millions set to mark International Quds Day

Millions set to mark International Quds Day

Millions of people are set to attend the International Quds Day rallies in various parts of the world.

Millions of people will stage massive rallies on the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan.

The demonstrators in Iran and other countries each year show their solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people and condemn Israeli atrocities. 

Anti-Israeli sentiments have risen among people across the world over Tel Aviv’s discriminatory policies in the occupied territories and toward the besieged Gaza Strip.

The occupied Palestinian territories have seen tensions ever since Israel introduced restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015. More than 300 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces since the beginning of October 2015.

Each year, millions of people around the world stage rallies on this day to voice their support for the Palestinians and repeat their call for an end to the Tel Aviv regime’s atrocities and its occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Calls for boycotting Israel remained the main theme of this year’s demonstrations, a trend that has been promoted by pro-Palestinian activists for years as part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or the BDS.

Pro-Palestinian groups have called for a high turnout.

In August 1979, the late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as the International Quds Day, calling on Muslims across the world to mark the annual occasion by holding street rallies.


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