News ID: 321343
Published: 0445 GMT April 29, 2022

International Quds Day marked globally

International Quds Day marked globally

Leader: Resistance only solution to Palestinian cause

International Desk

People around the world held rallies on Friday to show solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israeli atrocities against them on International Quds Day.

The annual demonstrations are a legacy of Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, who designated the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan as International Quds Day.

Across Iran, flag-waving marchers chanted “Death to Israel” and “Death to America”. They held signs reading: “Al-Quds Is Ours” and “Quds Day Is the Day of Islam”.

The demonstrations took place against the backdrop of deadly violence in the occupied West Bank and fierce clashes in Al-Quds and its Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. 

Over the past two weeks, nearly 300 Palestinians have been injured during Israeli forces’ raids on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, one of Islam’s holiest sites. 

Since March 22, nearly 30 Palestinians have also been killed at the hands of Israeli forces.


‘Arena of resistance’

In a live televised speech on Friday, Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei listed promising signs for a different future in favor of the Palestinian people and said resistance is the only way to solve the issue of Palestine.

Ayatollah Khamenei said, “All of Palestine has turned into an arena of resistance,” and its people are “unanimous” about continuing their struggle as Israel and its main supporter, the United States, have suffered numerous defeats.

“We are carrying out this year’s Quds Day amidst signals of a new equation in Palestine’s present and future. Today, an ‘invincible willpower’ in Palestine and throughout West Asia has replaced the ‘invincible army’ of the Zionists. Today, that criminal army has been forced to turn its aggressive formation into a defensive one. In the political arena today, the most important supporter of that usurping regime, the United States of America, has suffered consecutive defeats,” the Leader said.


All compromise deals nullified

He noted that the recent developments in Palestine are “a seal of annulment on all schemes for compromise with” Israel.

“This is because no scheme or plan about Palestine is implementable in the absence of Palestine, or against the consent of its owners, the Palestinians.”

Ayatollah Khamenei said all former agreements such as the Oslo Accords, signed in the 1990s, the so-called deal of the century pursued by former US president Donald Trump, and “the recent humiliating attempts” by certain Arab countries to normalize relations with Israel have been “nullified”.

 The Leader said Israel “is out of breath” but keeps committing crimes.

“It murders unarmed women, children, the elderly and the youth. It imprisons and tortures them, destroys houses and demolishes farms and property,” he said.


US, Europe are ‘liars’

Ayatollah Khamenei described the US and European countries as “liars” who “created a commotion on the issue of Ukraine keep totally silent in the face of all these crimes in Palestine.”

The Leader added that the US and its European allies “not only do they not defend the innocent people, but they help that bloodthirsty wolf [Israel]”.


Resistance only way

He urged Muslim nations to learn from “this important lesson” and not rely on world powers on the issue of Palestine.

“This is an important lesson. Regarding the issues of the world of Islam – at the top of which stands the issue of Palestine – we cannot and must not rely on these racist, hostile powers.”

Ayatollah Khamenei said only “resistance” which “originates from the teachings of the Qur’an… and rulings of Islam” can resolve the issue of Palestine and other issues of the Muslim world.

The leader called the formation of resistance in West Asia as “the most blessed phenomenon” in the region in recent decades.

“It was the magnificence of the resistance that was able to cleanse the occupied territories of Lebanon of the pollution of the Zionists, pull Iraq out from the clutches of the US, save Iraq from the maliciousness of Daesh and assist Syrian defenders in the face of US schemes. The resistance against international terrorism helps the resistant people of Yemen in the war that has been imposed on them, wrestles with the Zionist usurpers in Palestine and will bring them to their knees with God’s grace.”

Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated Iran’s support for the Palestinian cause and denounced “the treacherous move to normalize relations” with Israel.

“Some Arab governments have asked the US to accelerate the matter of solving the Palestinian issue. If they mean that before the US leaves the region it should remove any obstacle standing in the way of the Zionist regime, then, first of all, they have behaved treacherously and have brought disgrace to the Arab world. Secondly, they have been naïve, since this is a case of the blind leading the blind.”












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