VP: Quds Day Reminiscent of Fight against Normalization of Occupation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said on Friday that the International Quds Day is the day to fight attempts to normalize the occupation of Palestinian territories.
“Quds Day is a day of remembrance. The day to fight against the normalization operation of the occupation,” Jahangiri wrote on his Twitter account on Friday.
“The International Quds Day is the day of the fight against oblivion and it is a day of conveying Palestinian history to new generations as Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish told Palestinian children don't forget to return home," he added.
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 Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said that today the balance of power in Palestine and the region is in the favor of the resistance, adding that the Palestinians are moving closer to their ideal of liberating the occupied territories.
“The balance of power has turned in favor of the resistance both in Palestine and region,” Qalibaf said in a message on the occasion of the International Quds Day, stressing that the facts on the ground are taking the Palestinians closer to their ultimate goal of liberation of all their occupied territories.
He noted that resistance and unity among Palestinian groups are the only options for this nation in the fight against the child-killing and usurper Israeli regime.
“The nature and raison d'être of the Zionist regime, since its formation by the domineering system, has been based on weakening the Muslim world and preventing the unity of the Islamic Ummah,” the speaker highlighted.
“Despite attempts and pressure to normalize ties between the Zionist regime and a number of Arab and Islamic rulers, the Islamic Ummah, regional nations, and many governments will not deviate from the liberation of Palestine and the Holy Quds ideal and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state,” he further said.
“Iran, while supporting the resistance discourse, has simultaneously registered a referendum plan at the UN for the occupied territories with the participation of all original residents to determine its fate and is pursuing the implementation of this solution and they expect this legitimate initiative to be supported by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Inter-Parliamentary Islamic, Asian and Global Unions, and the Non-Aligned Movement as well,” Qalibaf added.
“Governments and parliaments can seriously prioritize the legal and criminal pursuit of the Zionist regime’s crimes in international courts while seriously observing, pursuing, and documenting the crimes committed systematically and repeatedly by the Zionist regime against the oppressed Palestinians,” he said.