Addressing a ceremony in Syria to mark the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Abolfazl Tabatabaei described the issue of Palestine and Quds as “a manifestation” of the Islamic unity.
“We are all indebted to the late Imam (Khomeini) for reviving this important issue,” he said.
The cleric added that according to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the deal of the century is condemned and defending the oppressed people of Palestine is a duty for all Muslims.
Seemingly referring to countries like Saudi Araba and Egypt, he said those who have supported the plan betrayed not only Islam but the mission of all the prophets, and preferred humiliation to dignity and faith.
Last month, US President Donald Trump unveiled his long-delayed Middle East plan, a proposal Palestinian leaders called a “conspiracy” that “will not pass”.
Following Trump’s announcement, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said “a thousand no’s” to the plan.
The American plan has sparked widespread international condemnation.
The deal of century ploy, fronted by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, had already been rejected by the Palestinians, who say the White House’s policies have been blatantly biased in favor of Israel.
Palestinians have cut off all contacts with the Trump administration since the US president broke with decades of bipartisan policy to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel in December 2017.
In June 2018, Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated the need for a referendum among “true Palestinians of all faiths,” being Muslims, Christians or Jews, adding that such a move would lead to the establishment of the Palestinian government.
The Leader said the referendum and the subsequent formation of such a governing system would eventually translate into the destruction of the “bogus regime” of Israel in the not-too-distant future.