Iran's top military commanders say Israel is on its last legs as the Muslim world expresses unrelenting support for Palestine on International Quds Day.
Muslims in Iran and other countries took to the streets on Friday to express solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people and slam the crimes of Israel.
Several high-ranking Iranian commanders addressed the rallies, pointing to the imminent fall of the occupiers.
"Quds Day manifests the significance of Palestine in the Muslim world since the issue of Palestine is not limited to occupation, rather it is a sign of confrontation between the arrogance front and Muslims," chief commander of the Iranian Army Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said while addressing rallies in Tabriz, northwest Iran.
Enemies of Islam are working to keep the Palestinian issue away from Muslims' public opinion through extensive propaganda so that the "child-killing Zionist regime" can continue its crimes, he said.
Pointing to the inhumane crimes of the regime, he asked, "What freedom-seeker in the world can see all this oppression and remain silent?"
"Defending Palestine is tantamount to defending regional security and there is no doubt the fall of the regime will bring peace and security to the region," he said.
"The Zionist regime is on its last legs," he said, noting that the equation has changed in favor of the resistance over the past few months.
Major General Hossein Salami, the chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), told demonstrators in Isfahan that "A new life has been breathed into the Palestinian movement."
"Operations are carried out in the West Bank and Tel Aviv and (we have) a regime that has encircled itself with walls like an appalling garrison and is equipped with the most modern security systems that cannot prevent delivery of arms to West Bank and operations of Palestinian fighters," he said.
Speaking to reporters on the sideline of rallies in Tehran, Iran's chief of police Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Radan said supporting Palestine is a religious duty.
People consider participation in the International Quds Day demonstrations as a religious duty because a group of people have been oppressed and Muslims are duty-bound to support the oppressed and attack the oppressor, he said.
'Rockets replacing stones'
In the past, the Palestinian youth would fight the Zionist regime with stones but today, they can target the child-killing regime with hundreds of rockets at any moment, the commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Force told a rally in Kermanshah, west of Iran. "No point in the occupied territories is safe from the rockets of the Islamic Republic of Iran and resistance forces," Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari stated.
"The Israeli regime has been polarized today and with the continuation of these conditions, as its officials admit, they may not see the 10 years ahead."
International Quds Day is among the legacies of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who is revered as a spiritual leader by Muslims across the world. Back in 1979, shortly after leading an Islamic Revolution which toppled the US-backed Shah of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini named the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan the Quds Day.
This year's Quds Day demonstrations found more significance as the occupation desecrated al-Aqsa Mosque by attacking peaceful pilgrims during the holy month of Ramadan amid the regime's Judaization plans.