Muslims of the World Honor International Quds Day
Millions of people around the world held massive rallies on the International Quds Day in support of Palestinian people's rights.
Press TV, September 26, 2008
Demonstrations are underway in different countries, including Iran, Iraq, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Persian Gulf states, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and the city of al Quds (Jerusalem).
International Quds Day, an initiative of the late Founder of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini, is observed in all Islamic nations. Demonstrations by Muslims and concerned individuals worldwide show support for the Palestinian people suffering under occupation and hardship.
Quds Day is held on the fourth Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan every year.
People in several other countries also honored the occasion.
Millions of Iranians took to streets throughout the country to show solidarity with the Palestinian people.
According to Press TV reporter in Tehran, hundreds of thousands turned out in the capital city of the Islamic Republic.
According to our correspondents in al-Quds, Palestinians have staged the same demonstration to protest the six-decade-old occupation by the Jewish regime.
In Iraq, thousands of people marked September 26, the last Friday of Ramadan, by staging massive demonstrations in Baghdad, Najaf, Karbala, Basra, Nasiriyah, Samawah, and al-Amarah.
The demonstrators, carrying banners and pictures of Imam Khomeini expressed their resentment against the Israeli regime and its allies, especially the United States.
Hundreds in Bangladesh staged rallies in the capital Dhaka to commemorate the day.
Millions of Palestinian people have been forced to flee their homeland since the establishment of the occupying regime of Israel in 1948.
The demonstrators are also calling for an end to Israel's illegal control of al-Quds.
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