Conference of resistance leaders at the Iranian embassy in Beirut
Deputy Secretary General of Hezbollah said that the path of resistance has proliferated into an axis in the region spearheaded by the Islamic Republic of Iran and with Palestine as its focal point has developed into a force to be reckoned with.
On the occasion of International Quds Day, Deputy Secretary-General of Hezbollah Sheikh Naim Qassem stressed that Al-Quds is the key to liberating the entire region from oppression and hegemony.
"Quds Day is an annual checkmark for evaluating progress and addressing obstacles, and after 44 years, strategic achievements have been made to remove the Israeli occupation entity from existence," Qassem said.
"The path of resistance today is more powerful, and it has imposed equations of deterrence. There are no limits to our defense, and there are no limits to confronting this occupation," Qassem added, noting that "Iran is at the lead in supporting the resistance and has tolerated the expenses of opposing the international trend."
"The path of resistance has proliferated into an axis in the region spearheaded by the Islamic Republic of Iran and with Palestine as its focal point has developed into a force to be reckoned with."
Qassem explained that the Axis acts as a "coherent" body that operates on the basis of a united front, stressing that an ignited conflict across all fronts is a probable scenario that the Israelis are aware of.
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On his part, the Iranian ambassador to Lebanon, Mojtaba Amani, pointed out that "the developments we are experiencing indicate major transformations in the region, and we must take advantage of them to strive for the liberation of the Palestinian people."
Furthermore, Osama Hamdan, a Palestinian Hamas leader, confirmed that "the resistance in Palestine has known special support thanks to the efforts of the late commander martyr Qassem Soleimani."
"44 years after the declaration of Quds Day, the enemy was defeated in Lebanon; then Gaza has contended in Al-Quds, and its aggression against Syria receded," Hamdan added. "The resistance and its axis have surrounded the enemy, whom despite the formidable magnitude stands helpless in front of the capacities of the resistance."
The head of the International Union of Resistance Scholars, Sheikh Maher Hammoud, also said that "Iran has endured the war and the blockade for the sake of Palestine, and it has endured high costs for this cause."
The Deputy Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Abu Ahmad Fuad, indicated that Palestine is now in midst of an armed revolution, saluting Iran for its support for the Palestinian cause.
"We are experiencing novel developments at the regional and international levels, and the time of American unipolarity has ended, and we have begun to live in a multipolar stage," Fuad continued.
Additionally, the representative of the Ansar Allah movement in Lebanon, Ammar al-Hamzi, confirmed that "the forces of hegemony are in decline thanks to the awareness and struggle of peoples of the region," adding that the International Quds Day and the major transformations this year "have a frightening impact on the Zionist enemy."
Every year on the last Friday of Ramadan, international marches take place to support the Palestinian people's fight against "Israel" and the battle to free their land.
The yearly event is viewed as an occasion for people of all faiths throughout the world to express their solidarity for the Palestinian cause and is one of the legacies of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Ayatollah Khomeini designated the final Friday of Ramadan as Al-Quds Day in 1979, shortly after leading an Islamic Revolution that deposed the US-backed Shah of Iran.