Millions to participate in International Quds Day
Protests are scheduled in Iran and other Muslim nations to denounce Israeli atrocities and aggression against Palestinians in the occupied lands.
Millions of people are participating in International Quds Day protests across Iran and other Muslim nations to express solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people and to denounce Israeli atrocities and aggression against Palestinians in the occupied lands.
Rallies in Iran began at 10 a.m. local time (0630 GMT) on Friday in Tehran and other locations around the country.
Participants in the protests sought to convey to the world the dreadful position of Palestinians and to denounce Israeli atrocities that have escalated this year, particularly since the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
Ten routes have been established around the Iranian capital for the rallies, which will bring people from all walks of life to the landmark Enqelab (revolution) Plaza.
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.
The military media of the Axis of Resistance published a video Thursday evening, on the eve of International Al-Quds Day, warning the Israeli occupation against committing any foolishness against any front of the Axis.
Pro-Palestine rallies held in US, UK, Canada against Israeli crimes
Thousands from the Palestinian and Arab communities, as well as foreign activists in major US cities, protested the Israeli occupation's attacks on worshippers in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and denounced the American silence on the crimes committed against the Palestinians, the Palestine News Agency reported on Monday.
The protesters demanded in the mass rallies that took place in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Ohio, Texas, California, and Minnesota to end the occupation authority's assaults against the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The demonstrators also called for freedom for Palestine and the need to provide international protection for the Palestinian people against the criminal practices of the occupation government against them.
The groups also protested the recent Israeli aggression on Gaza and voiced their support to Palestinians practicing Itikaf in Al-Aqsa mosque.