2021-July-28 17:59
Politics
2021-May-7  15:08

Culture Minister: Quds Occupation, Seventy-Year Wound

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Abbas Salehi said that the occupation of Jerusalem (Al-Quds) by Israel is a seventy-year dirty wound.

“The occupation of Al-Quds is a seventy-year foul and dirty wound,” Salehi wrote on his Twitter page on Thursday, adding, “Passing of time not only has not been a salve, but also an insult to injury.”

He stressed that Palestine is oppressed more than ever.

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.

In relevant remarks on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed the importance of the International Quds Day, saying that his country is standing by the Palestinian nation proudly.

"Palestine is a yardstick for justice. Few measure up. But Iran has proudly stood with Palestinian people—who resist the brutality of an apartheid regime," Zarif wrote on his twitter page.

He noted that the International Quds Day is "yearly reminder of moral imperative of global solidarity for Palestine", stressing that the "democratic solution" to resolve the Palestinian issue is "referendum".

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.