Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, has called for the massive participation of the Iranians in the upcoming International Quds Day rallies across the country.
"The more magnificent this year’s Quds Day rallies are held, the greater support they will indicate for the oppressed Palestinian nation," President Rouhani said on Tuesday.
He noted that people’s massive turnout will also give this clear message to Israel that its aggressions, massacre and usurpation will all end in failure and defeat.
"The Iranian nation has always been behind the oppressed people, specially the oppressed people of Palestine and Gaza," President Rouhani said.
The Iranian president expressed the hope that the Palestinian nation and resistance will end Israel’s brutalities.
Israel has been pounding the blockaded Gaza for 15 consecutive days, killing at least 600 people and injuring more than 3,200 others.
According to the UN, 77% of the victims in Gaza are civilians and defenseless people
International Quds Day is an annual event opposing Israel’s occupation of Beitul-Muqaddas.
Anti-Zionist rallies and demonstrations are held every year on the last Friday of Ramadan in Muslim and Arab countries around the world, and especially in Iran.
The International Quds Day was started by the late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in 1979 as a way of expressing solidarity with the Palestinians and underscoring importance of the holy Quds to Muslims.