In a message in commemoration of the International Quds Day, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri issued a stark warning to the Zionist regime which he said has been recently inflicted by “lethal blows from the resistance front and the mighty Palestinian Intifada” and is living a life inside shelters and fraught with nightmares.
“The Intifada that has advanced from ‘stones’ to ‘missiles’ and is on the verge of ‘deterrence’ is prepared more than ever to throw out the occupiers with support from the resistance axis and the Islamic Ummah (community),” the top commander added.
Hailing the International Quds Day as a legacy of Imam Khomeini and one of the most influential events in the course of anti-Israeli resistance, General Baqeri said the annual event has mobilized and united the Islamic world and has prepared the ground for “the formation of a global anti-Zionism movement” as well as an Islamic awakening and resistance front in regional and international arenas.
He also noted that 73 years of Palestinian resistance has reached a reliable place on the path towards victory and in achieving the superb aspirations in restoring the rights of Palestinians, as the world will soon witness the return of millions of displaced Palestinians to their motherland and the holding of the most magnificent referendum in history to decide their own fate.
The International Quds Day is an annual event during which demonstrators express their solidarity with the Palestinian people and opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories by the Zionist regime of Israel.
The day is seen as the legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who officially declared the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as International Quds Day back in 1979.