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Intl. Quds Day rallies held online amid COVID-19 pandemic

Saman Kojouri
Press TV, Tehran

For the first time in their history, International Quds Day events have gone online as a result of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

But according to organizers of Quds Day rallies, the forced cancellation of the annual events in Iran does not mean that Iranians have forgotten Palestinians at this important period of time.

To mark the occasion this year, applications have been made to stream messages from a wide array of community leaders, activists and public figures. In this campaign, all truth-seekers in Iran have been asked to choose an anti-Israel slogan, and then join an online rally on social media to show their support for Palestine.

International Quds Day is an annual event during which demonstrators express their solidarity with the Palestinian people and their opposition to the occupation of Palestinian territories by the Zionist regime of Israel.

The day is 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.

Although this year’s Quds Day rallies have been called off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the support for Palestinian cause remains high. This shows that despite all difficulties Palestine will remain the first issue of the Islamic world forever.

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