Senior Cleric: Resistance Only Way to Save Palestine


Tehran’s Provisional Friday Prayers leader Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami blasted Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian nation, and said that the only way to free the Holy Quds is continued resistance.

Addressing a large and fervent congregation of people on Tehran University Campus on Friday, Ayatollah Khatami said, “The prescription for the Palestine today is resistance; all throughout the 65 years of occupation of Palestine the solution has been resistance, while political meetings, contracts and pacts have had not result.”

He reiterated that the Quds Occupying Regime is approaching its demise, and said, “The arrogant powers are have a black record in supporting the (Israeli) regime, but the free and independent countries, including Iran have not recognized and will not recognize that regime.”

Millions of Iranians have taken to the streets in all Iranian cities across the country on the International Quds Day on Friday to voice support for the Palestinian nation against the Israeli regime.

Iranians across the country, including in the capital Tehran, alongside other people around the world are holding massive anti-Israel rallies on the last Friday of Ramadan in opposition to the continued occupation of the Palestinian land by Israel.

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.

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, and especially in Iran.

Iran Tehran, demonstrators chanted slogans in condemnation of the Zionists’ crimes in the occupied Palestinian lands.

The fasting people carried placards, chanting ‘Down with the US’ and ‘Down with Israel’.

Demonstrators also stressed their readiness for defending the Palestinian cause.

They also shouted protest against the silence shown by the international community and the so-called advocates of human rights against the crimes committed in the occupied lands.

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