News ID: 321285
Published: 0306 GMT April 26, 2022

Iran to hold Quds Day rallies by following COVID protocols

Iran to hold Quds Day rallies by following COVID protocols
REUTERS

National Desk

Iran is gearing up to hold nationwide rallies in support of the Palestinian cause on the International Quds Day.

Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Tuesday that people are required to adhere to health protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic in order to take part in the rallies this Friday.

During the demonstrations, health protocols such as wearing a mask and keeping social distance must be observed,” he told reporters in Tehran after a meeting of Irans coronavirus taskforce.

People in several cities around the world, including London, have already come out to protest Israeli atrocities and voice support for Palestinians.

In London, hundreds marched through the streets waving Palestinian flags and chanting slogans against Israel and in support of Palestine.

Every year on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, worldwide marches are held to commemorate the Palestinian peoples resistance against Israel and their struggle to liberate their territories which have been occupied by Israel for decades.

International Quds Day is seen as the legacy of Irans late leader Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini. Back in 1979, shortly after Irans 1979 Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khomeini designated the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as Quds Day.

The annual event is seen as an opportunity for freedom-seeking people across the world, regardless of faith, to voice their support for the cause of Palestine and vent their anger against the apartheid regime of Israel, which has occupied Palestinian territories since 1967.

This years rallies come amid heightened tensions in the occupied West Bank and Al-Quds where Israeli forces have stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound frequently since the beginning of Ramadan and clashed with Palestinian worshipers.

Scores of Palestinians were injured in those clashes as intruding troops fired tear gas and stun grenade at them. Israeli forces also took away hundreds of people protesting their raids on the Muslims third holy place. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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