Press TV, Tehran
Honks and slogans of free, free Palestine echoed through the streets of Tehran on Friday, as convoys of demonstrators demanded an end to Israel's ongoing bombardment of the Gaza Strip.
Dubbed toward al-Quds, the car convoy aims to make the international community aware of the unabated Israeli violence against Palestinians.
Over the past days, Israel has been bombarding the blockaded Gaza Strip and the West Bank in what has become the heaviest flare-up since the 2014 Gaza War.
Scores of Palestinians, including women and children, have been killed and hundreds more injured in the Israeli shelling of residential areas in Palestine.
The Gaza-based Hamas movement has retaliated by firing a barrage of rockets targeting Israeli settlements, military sites, and occupied cities as part of Operation al-Quds’ Sword that started on The car rally started from Palestine Square in downtown Tehran and drove toward the tomb of Behrouz Falahatpour, an Iranian documentary filmmaker, who was killed in an Israeli air raid in Lebanon in 1992, while he was producing a documentary on Israel's crimes against Palestinians.
Ralliers here say Palestinians will no longer face weapons with stones, but with rockets. However, they say awareness raising campaigns like this solidarity convoy act as another powerful weapon, by letting the world know about the Israeli violence, amid attempts by the regime's forces to muzzle the truth.