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Cleric urges massive Quds Day turnout

Tehran’s interim Friday Prayers leader has called on Muslims across the globe to display a massive turnout in the Quds Day demonstrations.

Speaking ahead of the annual occasion scheduled for September 3, Ayatollah Mohammad Emami-Kashani called on Muslim nations to make a special effort to memorialize the Quds Day this year.

In August 1979, late founder of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as the Quds Day, calling for international rallies against Israel to show their solidarity with the Palestinian people.

“The demonstration and slogans chanted on the Quds Day reinvigorates the Palestinian nation and their cause,” IRIB news quoted Ayatollah Emami-Kashani as telling worshippers in the Iranian capital.

“[This demonstration] prevents the Palestinian nation from being swallowed by enemies who swallow nations and define everything by the means of threats, atomic weapons, force, hypocrisy and money,” added the cleric.

He further regretted the deadly flooding disaster in neighboring Pakistan, which he said has “devastated 75 percent of residential homes, schools, universities and roads, leaving the disaster-hit people in the worst conditions,” IRNA reported.

Ayatollah Emami-Kashani appealed to the Iranian people and other nationals around the world to mobilize their forces and join hands to facilitate relief work in Pakistan.

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