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Iran to Establish Online Embassy to Palestine

The Iranian foreign ministry announced on Saturday that the first coordinating session for establishing Iran’s online embassy to Palestine will be held after Eid al-Fitr as a move to strengthen pro-Palestine struggles on cyberspace.

According to the provisions of the parliamentarian law passed on May 18, 2020 to launch an Iranian online embassy or consulate to Palestine, the first coordinating session for examining and determining the way of implementation of the bylaw will be held after the holy month of Ramadan with the responsible officials of the foreign ministry in attendance.

Last week, Iran’s Parliament approved a double-urgency motion that outlines the manner of confrontation on the national and international scale against the Israeli regime. The document was then revised and approved at the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission before being endorsed by lawmakers today at the open session of the Parliament. The motion includes 16 articles.

The motion prohibits any direct or indirect cooperation with real or legal Israeli persons in exhibitions, conferences, and gatherings. 

Any cooperation or espionage in favor of the Zionist regime will be considered as Muharebeh (waging war against God) and corruption.

Accordingly, it is forbidden for Iranian citizens to travel to the occupied Palestinian territories. In addition, all Zionists are prohibited from entering Iran.

On Friday, the Iranian foreign ministry blasted Israel for its “barbaric crimes” against the Palestinian nation, and said that the child-killing regime is expert of systemic torture in its DNA.

“The Zionist Israeli regime is a human killing machine by nature taking the lives of Palestinians indiscriminately. 20-year-old Rouzan al-Najjar was a Gazan volunteer first aid responder who was shot and killed in 2018. The merciless Israeli forces shot her deliberately,” the Iranian foreign ministry tweeted.

“Systematic torture is in the Israeli regime’s DNA. It is a violent Zionist regime with long-standing policy of torturing innocent Palestinians to death. Its systematic torture is against every law even the primitive one and fundamental human rights. This is an act of barbarity. #Covid1948,” read another tweet.

In another tweet, the foreign ministry wrote that the occupation is the backbone of the Apartheid Israel.

“However, the younger Palestinian generation is brave enough not to tolerate occupation any longer. Ahed Tamimi is a 19-year-old activist who is the beacon of the nationwide land liberation movement. #Covid1948 #Palestine,” it added.

And in a separate tweet, the Foreign Ministry said, “In Long-suffering imprisoned Palestinian women and children are the main victims of the Zionist Israeli regime’s belligerence. They are severely beaten & routinely tortured while unjustifiably kept in the Israeli detention centers en masse. They must be freed immediately. #Covid1948.”

In relevant remarks on Friday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in an Arabic message described the International Quds Day as marking the last phase of the Israeli regime’s occupation and settlement in Palestine.

“Quds Day is the day for the revival of the Palestinian rights, and end of occupation and settlements,” Zarif wrote on his Twitter account.

“Israel is the largest human rights violator, the only holder of nuclear weapons in the region and the most serious chronic threat to international peace and security,” he added.

The top Iranian diplomat pointed out that the conspiracy of the racist Deal of the Century proved that Washington is a partner to the aggressors and there is no hope for it.

“The referendum is the only solution,” Zarif reiterated.

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.

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran, the International Quds Day will be commemorated differently without holding gatherings and rallies.

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