Quds Day Keeps Palestinian Issue Alive

Quds Day Keeps Palestinian Issue Alive Quds Day Keeps Palestinian Issue Alive

The head of the Intifada (Uprising) and Quds Center at Iran's Islamic Propagation Coordination Council said International Quds Day has a major influence on the issue of Palestine and prevents it from being consigned to oblivion.

Speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Sunday, Ramezan Sharif pointed to the International Quds Day, an annual event held to show solidarity with Palestinians, and said each year the event reopens the case of atrocities committed by Israel and prevents the international community from forgetting them, Tasnim News Agency reported.

"International Quds Day has a significant impact on the Palestinian issue," the official noted, expressing hope that rallies marking the event would be held with a strong  participation of Muslims.

International Quds Day is an annual event during which demonstrators express their solidarity with the oppressed Palestinians and condemn the illegal Israeli occupation of their territories.

The day is seen as a legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, who in 1979 declared the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as International Quds Day.

Speaking in a meeting with Ramadan Abdullah Shalah, head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement in Tehran in May, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei reiterated Iran's commitment to providing unwavering support for Palestine.