Quds Day: Iran officials warn Israel, vow to support Palestine | Israel-Palestine conflict News


Mass rallies held in Tehran and elsewhere throughout Iran in annual showcase of solidarity with Palestinians.

Tehran, Iran – Tens of 1000’s of Iranians have taken half within the annual Quds Day rallies within the capital, Tehran, in a serious present of assist for Palestine.

Quds Day, which makes use of the Arabic identify for Jerusalem, is a Palestinian solidarity day held yearly in Iran on the final Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

This 12 months, contributors in Tehran marched alongside 10 pre-determined routes throughout town. Comparable marches and occasions have been deliberate in additional than 900 cities and villages nationwide, in keeping with officers.

“The motion you see at this time is a logo of the unity of the Islamic ummah, and Inshallah [God willing] this unity will result in the destruction of the Zionist regime,” President Ebrahim Raisi advised state tv on Friday, referring to Israel.

“We imagine it’s sure that Quds can be liberated,” the president stated, whereas marching on the streets of Tehran.

A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidential office shows Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi taking part in a rally marking al-Quds (Jerusalem) day in Tehran on April 29, 2022.
President Ebrahim Raisi took half within the annual rally [Iranian presidency via AFP]

Hossein Salami, the commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), who was the keynote speaker of the occasion in Tehran, advised the gathered crowd that Iran’s first Supreme Chief Ruhollah Khomeini established Quds Day shortly after the 1979 revolution to let the world know that Palestine was not alone.

He stated the present Supreme Chief Ali Hosseini Khamenei subsequently established the Quds Pressure, the abroad arm of the IRGC, to “broaden the Islamic revolution in different Islamic international locations with the intention of pressuring the Zionist regime … and within the close to future, the regime’s elimination from the world’s political geography”.

Salami additionally took intention at a number of Arab international locations which have moved to normalise relations with Israel, together with underneath the so-called Abraham Accords that have been signed between the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Israel in 2020.

“Palestinians have come to the reality that safety, independence and return to motherland can’t be wished to existence” by way of paperwork and “there could be no compromise with the merciless,” Salami stated.

He additionally warned Israel of a “painful and direct response” if it attacked Iran.

Israel has repeatedly threatened Iran with navy motion over a nuclear programme that Tehran maintains is strictly peaceable.

Members of special IRGC forces attend a rally marking the annual Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in Tehran, Iran
Iran has historically used the annual rally to showcase its navy would possibly [Majid Asgaripour/WANA via Reuters]

Oblique talks between Iran and the USA to revive a 2015 nuclear deal which is able to elevate sanctions on Tehran and restrict its nuclear programme are at present stalled as either side name on the opposite to take motion and make concessions.

Friday’s occasions marked Iran’s first Quds Day rally in two years because the COVID-19 pandemic had prevented giant gatherings. It comes amid continued tensions within the Palestinian occupied territories which have seen Israeli police forces repeatedly raiding the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Iran has additionally used the annual rally through the years to showcase its navy would possibly. This 12 months’s occasion was no exception as a number of kinds of the IRGC’s regionally developed missiles, together with the newest Khaibar Buster missile, have been displayed in numerous areas of Tehran.

Among the contributors held indicators with slogans in assist of Palestine whereas others chanted anti-Israel and anti-United States slogans and burned and trampled Israeli flags.

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