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News ID: 4709
Publish Date: 13:04 - 25 July 2014
Tehran, YJC. -- Iranians across the country, from different walks of life held massive rallies all over the country on the last Friday of Ramadan to mark the International Quds Day in a show of support for the oppressed nation of Palestine and also people in Gaza.
Millions of fasting Iranian people have taken to the streets this morning to attend nationwide rallies as a way to express solidarity with the Palestinian people, who have been suffering from Israel’s atrocities for decades. 

The huge demonstrations saw Iranians venting their anger on the Tel Aviv regime and its allies and calling for an end to the Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip.
Carrying placards and chanting slogans against Israel and the US, marchers voiced their support for the people of Gaza, and reiterated their opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories by the Zionists.

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.

International Quds Day is an annual event opposing Israel's occupation of Beitul-Muqaddas and other Palestinian territories. Anti-Zionist rallies and demonstrations are held on the last Friday of Ramadan in Muslim and Arab as well as non-Muslim countries around the world.

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

This year's rallies came against the backdrop of a massive Israeli onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.
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