Friday 08 December 2023

People worldwide mark Quds Day in solidarity with Palestinians

Millions of people have taken to the streets for Quds Day rallies around the world to show solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israeli atrocities against them.

In Iran, demonstrations started at 10 a.m. local time (0530 GMT) in Tehran and some 900 others cities and towns across the country.


People taking part in the rallies seek to communicate to the world the deplorable conditions inflicted by Israel upon the Palestinians and press the Israeli regime to respect their rights.


They are also using the opportunity to highlight Israel’s decades-long occupation of Palestine and the regime’s atrocities against the Palestinians.


Every year on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, worldwide rallies are held to commemorate the Palestinian people’s resistance against Israel and their struggle to liberate their territories, which have been occupied by Israel for decades.


Iran marks International Quds Day - Tehran Times


The annual event is seen as an opportunity for freedom-seeking people across the world, regardless of faith, to voice their support for the Palestinian cause and vent their anger against the apartheid regime in Tel Aviv, which has occupied Palestinian territories since 1967.


The International Quds Day is among the legacies of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who is revered as a spiritual leader by Muslims across the world. Back in 1979, shortly after leading an Islamic Revolution which toppled the US-backed Shah of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini named the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan the Quds Day.


Meanwhile, Israeli forces have continued their attacks against Palestinian worshipers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of occupied al-Quds.


The troops fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowd.


At least three people were injured as a result, according to the Palestine Red Crescent Society.


Tensions have remained high in the occupied Palestinian territories over the past several weeks. The situation is particularly tense in al-Quds, where the al-Aqsa Mosque compound is located.


Israeli troops have on various occasions attacked Palestinian worshipers there, as they gathered for prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.


The desecration of the mosque has drawn widespread condemnation, with Palestinian resistance groups promising a firm response.


Bahrainis rally to protest normalization with Israel, voice support for Palestine


Hundreds of people in Bahrain have once again staged demonstrations to protest against the Manama regime’s normalization of ties with Israel and to express their unwavering support for the oppressed Palestinian nation.


Bahrainis held rallies in the villages of Abu Saiba, Sanabis, and Samaheej as well as Bilad al-Qadeem suburb of the capital Manama to voice strong protest against Manama’s concession to Israel and the opening of Tel Aviv’s embassy in the Persian Gulf country.


Bahrainis protest normalization with Israel, voice support for political  inmates


Iraqis rally to mark Intl. Quds Day


Elsewhere in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, hundreds of people took to the streets to mark the International Quds Day.


The participants carried pictures of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Iraq’s most prominent Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Lieutenant General, who headed the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU).


Int'l Quds Day Rallies Held in Iraqi Cities (+Video) - World news - Tasnim  News Agency


Rally held in Syrian capital in solidarity with Palestine


Moreover, hundreds of people staged a mass rally in the Syrian capital city of Damascus to express their solid support of Palestinians in the face of the Israeli acts of aggression.


The participants, carrying national Syrian and Palestinian flags and those of Palestinian factions, marched from the al-Hamidiyah Souk, the main Damascus shopping center, towards the Umayyad Mosque, which is also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus.


They chanted slogans in condemnation of Israeli forces’ assaults against Palestinian worshipers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound and demanded the full restoration of the legitimate rights of Palestinians.


The marchers also underlined that the final victory over the Zionist enemy and the liberation of occupied Arab lands will definitely take place.


Syrians Rally in Damascus on Annual Al-Quds Day - World news - Tasnim News  Agency


Lebanon Commemorates international Quds Day

Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah held a rally to commemorate the international Quds Day.

Secretary General of the resistance movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addressed the gathering stressing that the latest individual operations by Palestinians have once again shown the weakness of the Zionist regime while proving that the Palestinian people have not forgotten their cause, but have rather become more hopeful in the liberation of their land.




Yemenis mark Quds Day

Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Yemen's capital Sana'a to mark the International Quds Day and to voice their support for Palestinians.

Senior officials and Palestinian activists were among the protesters. Protesters chanted slogans vowing to regain all the occupied lands all over the Arab world, especially Palestinian territories.





People in Pakistan mark International Quds Day

Fury in the streets of Pakistan. In their tens of thousands across the country, these supporters of Palestinian converged at the city center to show solidarity with wounded and traumatized Palestinians who face Israeli atrocities on a daily basis.




Londoners mark international Al Quds day

Over the weekend thousands turned up in the British capital to call once more, for an end to Israel's crimes against humanity.





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