People around the world have participated in the
International Quds Day to show their solidarity with the Palestinian resistance
against the Israeli occupation.
The late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam
Khomeini declared the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan as the
International Quds Day in August 1979, calling for international rallies in
support of Palestinians and against Israel.
In his special address on this occassion
Rahber-e-Moazzam Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamenei said "Quds
Day is a great international Islamic day in which the Iranian nation alongside
other Muslim nations shouts the rightful slogans that the global oppression had
been trying to keep mute for the past sixty years"
In Pakistan Al-Quds day rallies were organized in
various parts of the country and witnessed huge numbers of supporters of the
noble cause of Qibla-e-Awwal-e-Muslimeen.
In Karachi, Children, ladies and youth from all
spectra of the Pakistani society turned up to show solidarity with the
oppressed people of Palestine. Rallies were organized from Nomayesh to Tibet
Centre and Regal Chowk to Karachi Press club.
Maulana Mirza Yousuf
Hussain, Brother Rehman Shah, Maulana Baqar Zaidi, Maulana Nazir
Abbas, Maulana Ahmed Iqbal Rizvi, and Maulana Murtaza Zaidi in their
addresses shed light on the importance of the day and paid glowing
tributes to the palestinian struggle for liberation.
In Quetta, large numbers of momineen participated in
the Al Qods rally ,thwarting all evil designs of enemy . Last year many
momineen sacrificed their lives in a gun and bomb attack on the same rally .
In Islamabad Maulana Raja Nasir Abbas led the
central Al-Qods rally.
Al-Quds rallies were also taken out from the
other provinicial capitals besides Gilgit-Baltistan, Parachinar,
Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Nawabshah, Gujranwala, Dera
Allah Yar, Lahore.
In Iran, millions took to the streets
across the country to denounce Israel's atrocities against the Palestinian
people and voice their anger at world hegemony and Israeli policies.
Iranian protesters also condemned the violent crackdown against opposition
protesters in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
on the occasion of the international Quds Day, Hezbollah secretary General Syed
Hasan Nasrallah said on Friday that Israel is trying to Judaize al-Quds by
expanding the illegal Jewish settlements there.
Nasrallah also called on the Arab League and the leaders of the Muslim world to
recognize the Palestinian right to al-Quds, adding that all the troubles of
Palestinians are rooted in the Israeli occupation.
In Bahrain, the Qods rallies were
banned for the second consecutive year ,and tear-gassing of the crowds
led to dozens of momineen injured .Noteably they have been on the streets since
Thursday evening. Many momineen were also arrested and shifted to unknown
Anti-Israel rallies were also held in several Saudi Arabian cities including
the town of Awamiyah in the al-Qatif region where protestors voiced their
support for the people of Bahrain and condemned the Riyadh government for
aiding the Al Khalifa regime's brutal crackdown on peaceful Bahraini
Earlier in the week British nationals from different backgrounds took part in
the annual Quds Day demonstration in London.
Quds Day demonstrations have also been planned in France, Germany,
Belgium, the Netherlands and several other countries.