RNA - Quds Day is held annually on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan during which demonstrators call for the liberation of Palestine and an end to the Israeli occupation. It was proclaimed in 1979 by the late Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Revolution as a religious duty for all Muslims to rally in solidarity against Israel and for the liberation of Al-Quds.
As always, efforts will be made in the West to prevent the rallies from taking place by calling them "anti-Jewish, pro-Palestine event", even on the grounds of the legislature, which is not surprising. After all, it was the West which created Israel in the first place.
The key message here is that the Quds Day is everything about standing against occupation, genocide and oppression, and not about hate speech or anti-semitism, and certainly not an attempt to demonise Jewish people. This is about condemning an apartheid regime that refuses to end occupation and state terrorism, and even steals Palestinian capital to call its own. It is about standing for a nation under siege in Gaza, the Palestinian kids that are butchered by the Zionist regime.
The widespread rallies send several messages to the world community, in particular the United States and its allies, which continue to support Israel and its crimes against humanity in breach of international protocols:
1- It is lawful to tell Washington to stop supporting the bloody occupation of Palestine and calling Al-Quds the Israeli capital, as it only brings further trouble and disgrace for the White House. Were it not for their support, the apartheid regime would have been collapsed a long time ago.
2- It is lawful to tell the Arab officialdom to stop seeking help from Israel and the West to remain in power or put pressure on resistance groups such as Hezbollah, Hamas and Ansarullah.
3- It is lawful to advise the War Party in Washington to leave the Middle East. Besides the Palestinians, the people of Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and Afghanistan are also suffering. They are sick and tired of the US-led and US-backed bloodletting, terrorism, proxy wars, sectarian warfare and general mayhem in Muslim holy lands.
4- It is lawful to reaffirm that public participation in political affairs is still the most effective tool for Muslims to stop foreign powers from sowing discord, and occupying and destroying their communities.
5- It is lawful to raise awareness about the fact that it is as a consequence of discord and complicity in the Arab world that the Palestinians are still paying a heavy price under occupation Western bombs. The Israeli aggressors, backed by Western powers and propagandist media outlets, continue to harass and kill Palestinian protesters in Gaza or steal their lands under the nose of the international community.
As such, despite baseless allegations made by some opportunistic politicians and media in the West, Tehran has no intention to stop supporting the Palestinian cause for freedom and self-determination, or its call for resistance and referendum in the Holy Land.
The Islamic Republic has come up with a rational, fair, just and humane plan in the form of national referendum that could help resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
But until that happens, the annual rallies of Quds Day in support of the Palestinian cause will continue globally to shame Israel and its cohorts; call the world's attention to the endless sufferings in occupied Palestine; reiterate Palestinians can and will liberate the Holy Land; avoid political conflicts and differences that end in Israel's interest; and denounce politicians for not supporting the Palestinian cause.
By extension, this is not hatred propaganda. The worldwide rallies set on creating awareness about the fact that pro-Israel currents and lobbies in the West give a bad name to Islam, create a false image that Islam is a religion that provokes violence and hate against Jews, that the rallies are a clear exhibit of Antisemitism, and that Israel represents the Jewish community the world over.
According to Fars News Agancy, far from it, Israel is a cadence of falsehood and falsehood is bound to perish. The racist regime works for the destruction of humanity and peace in the region. It is past time for the international civil society to look into the plight of the Palestinians seriously as it still matters after so many decades of Israeli occupation, bloodshed, and state terrorism.