Tehran (IP) - The International Quds Day rallies began with the presence of people in all cities of Islamic Iran with the slogan "Down with Israel".

Iran PressIran news: Huge crowds of people in Iran and across the world rally on the International Quds Day, marked on the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan, to express their solidarity with Palestinians and condemn Israeli atrocities.

In Tehran, the rallies included a funeral procession held for the martyrs of an Israeli airstrike on the consular section of the Iranian Embassy in the Mezzeh neighborhood in Damascus on Monday.

Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif, the spokesman of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and the director-general of Intifada headquarters in Tehran, said pro-Palestine rallies are held in more than 2,000 locations across the country.

After more than 45 years have passed since the naming of the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as International Quds Day, with the initiative of Imam Khomeini, the issue of Palestine and the freedom of Quds today has become an international issue and a global ideal, and the cause of the unity and integrity of the Islamic Ummah in support of the Palestinian nation.

On the other hand, it has made the Zionist regime and its supporters weaker and more desperate than in any other historical period.

This year’s rallies take place as Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip and elsewhere have come under the most unprecedented campaign of bombings and displacement by Israel.

More than 180 days into the onslaught, at least 33,037 people have been killed in the Gaza Strip, with 75,668 others injured, mostly women and children.

Quds day is an annual pro-Palestinian event held on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan to express support for Palestinians and oppose Israel and Zionism. The event, initiated by the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, was first held in 1979 in Iran, shortly after the Islamic Revolution. 


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