23 May 2020 - 17:06
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Iran marked the annual al-Quds Day rallies in the form of an online event rather than ‎marching through the streets to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus.‎

RNA – Iran marked the annual al-Quds Day rallies in the form of an online event rather than ‎marching through the streets to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus.‎

Rallies to mark al-Quds Day are held every year in towns and cities across the country and ‎aim to show of support for the Palestinians but due to an international pandemic this year ‎the al-Quds Day rallies and conference were held online.‎

Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, the head of the Intifadhah (Uprising) and al-Quds ‎Centre at Iran’s Islamic Propagation Coordination Council, General Ramazan Sharif, said that ‎this year’s al-Quds Day rallies were going to be commemorated with other methods since the ‎situation is not normal in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19.‎

International al-Quds Day is an annual event during which demonstrators express their ‎solidarity with the Palestinian people and opposition to the occupation of the 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 ‎Khomeyni, who officially declared the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadhan as ‎International al-Quds Day back in 1979.‎

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