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Iranian President: israel Never to Feel Safe


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined the need for all Palestinian people to return to their homeland, noting that Israel can never feel safe.

“Israel can never feel that it is in a safe place,” President Rouhani told reporters on Friday before leaving Tehran for Beijing to meet the high-ranking Chinese officials.

He made the remarks as millions of Iranian people in Tehran and other cities across the country converged in main city squares on the International Quds Day on Friday to condemn Israeli occupation and its recent massacre of Palestinian demonstrators in the Great March of Return and in protests against the US move to transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.

“Today, nations declare that freedom of Quds and the entire Palestinian territories is the cause and wish of all of us and they will never forget this cause,” President Rouhani said.

“God willing, this year, Quds day rallies will be held more massively than previous years and God willing, the Palestinian people will return to their territories one day,” he added.

The International Quds Day is an annual event opposing Israel’s occupation of Beitul-Muqaddas. Anti-Zionist rallies and demonstrations are held on the last Friday of Ramadan in Muslim and Arab countries around the world, specially in Iran, as well as a large number of non-Muslim states.

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.

Recent months have seen a major escalation of violence in Gaza, with more than 120 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire since the end of March, when the Great March of Return demonstrations began.

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