The issue of Palestine is still of highest regional and international priority for the Islamic world, the IRGC’s statement said on Thursday.
It also honored the memory of the martyrs of the Resistance, specially Quds Force Commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.
The statement said that after 72 years of occupation of Palestine by the Zionists and gradual siege and martyrdom of Palestinian people with the ominous plot of the “wicked UK and criminal US”, the old wound is still annoying the Muslims and freedom-loving people of the world.
The wise naming of the last Friday of Ramadan as World Quds Day by late Imam Khomeini was a turning point for the cause of Palestine and in fact the move challenged the world Arrogance and Zionism, the statement said.
Noting that the martyrdom of General Soleimani strengthened the Resistance and the Quds Force of the IRGC, the statement referred to the annexation of the West Bank to the occupied lands, and said the simultaneity of the two happenings not only had no achievements for the usurpers but also put the clock forward for the total destruction of the fake “child-killing” Zionist regime.
Normalization of relations with the Zionist regime by some Arab states while the Palestinian groups have chosen the path of resistance shows that the Deal of the Century has failed and the defeat of the groups advocating compromise is crystal clear.
The IRGC said that hopefully, as the two leaders of the Islamic Revolution have promised, the end of the Zionist regime is close and soon the news of Ayatollah Khamenei congregation prayers in the Holy Quds and the region emerging without the Zionist regime and the US will be covered by all the media of the world.
The statement was issued on the eve of the International Quds Day on May 22.
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.
Due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the world, the International Quds Day will be commemorated differently without holding gatherings and rallies in most countries.
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.