Accra (IP) - On the occasion of International Quds Day, Hundreds of people came together to raise their voices against the oppression of Palestine in Accra Ghana.

Iran PressAfrica: The International Quds Day conference was organized by the Shia community in Ghana, which was attended by all Islamic sects including Shia, Sunni, Sufi Muslims, and political leaders all together raised their voices against the Israeli massacre in Gaza.

The ceremony was held as a call for Palestine’s freedom-themed, "Stop Genocide, Racial Discrimination, and Free Palestine."Sheikh Kamaludeen Abubakar, the Shia chief Imam reaffirmed his support for the Palestinian people in their freedom struggle.

“We solidarize with them in these difficult moments. And we strongly and outrightly condemn the illegal and unjust occupation of their lands.”

He also insisted that denying people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity hence, the world must care about Palestine. “Even though we are far here in Ghana, our hearts go out to the Palestinian families who are facing bombarding, torture, and untimely deaths.”

He called on the world to continue calling against the injustice meted against the people of Palestine.

“People of this world. Let’s join hands to speak against the injustice against our fellow Human race,” he said stressing that “until we see a free Palestine, we will continue to talk and pray against the tyrants. Raiding Palestinian homes and sacred places of worship especially Masjid Aqsa has shown the world, how shameless and cruel Israel is. In all these, The superpowers are quiet, and Very soon time will catch up with the wicked.”

Iran's ambassador to Ghana, Bijan Gerami giving his solidarity message at this conference on the occasion of International Quds Day, explained the rationale behind the formation of the International World Quds Day by Imam Khomeini in 1979.

“International Quds Day coincides with the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan – selected by Imam Khomeini on August 7, 1979, to support the Palestinian nation and their cause. It is regarded as a new chapter of solidarity with the Palestinian people.

International Quds Day is considered a manifestation of the Muslim unity to condemn the injustices against the Palestinian people.”

“So far more than 40,000 infants, women, and men have been massacred by the zionist regime of Israel. We must make our voice clear saying shame on the USA, shame on the global community, shame on the countries supporting the Zion regime.”

The ambassador of Palestine to Ghana Abdul fatah A. K. Alsattari reassured the gathering that Palestine will be free soon. “As Palestinian people, we feel that we are stronger because we are on our lands and we are not leaving our lands. If they have the weapons we have a strong belief that Palestine will be free one day and my people will stay on the land and some of the Palestinian people leaving outside will be back to their homes one day, and we will be free sooner.”

Mushin Ambiyayi, a lecturer and academician at the Islamic University Ghana spoke about the injustice meted out to the people of Gaza and said today Karbala is what is happening in Gaza.

The deputy ambassador of Algeria Atmane Boudjemia emphasized Algeria's unwavering continued support to the people of Palestine and stated that “the Zionists want to wipe away Palestine, hence the killing of women to wipe away the country,” and noted that Algeria started supporting Palestine since 1988 and will continue to give its support to the people of Palestine.

He later calls on the international community to support and call for an end to the genocide. He states that in Algeria they don’t recognize Israel as a country but as a Zionist movement that is a threat to the world.

International Quds Day as declared by Ayatollah Khomeini was set aside and observed by all Muslims across the globe as a mark of solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine.


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