Kish Island, July 9, 2015-Residents of the Persian Gulf Islands of Kish will take to the streets on Friday to mark the international Quds Day and voice solidarity with the people of Palestine in their struggle against the occupying regime of Israel.
The demonstrators will march from Lark Square to Kahatamolanbiya Mosque, the venue of Friday prayer.
The rally will start at 11:45 a.m. local time and will be underway until noon prayer (around 13:00 p.m. local time).
The nationwide rallies will be held in more than 770 cities and towns across Iran.
Every year on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, worldwide rallies are held to commemorate the Palestinian people’s resistance against Israel and their struggles to liberate their territories which have been occupied by Israel for decades. Millions of pro-Palestinian demonstrators, including Muslims and non-Muslims, take to the streets to denounce Israel’s atrocities against the people of Palestine. This year’s Quds Day rallies will be held across the world on Friday, July 10.
International Quds Day is seen as the legacy 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 as Quds Day
PR & Int'l Affairs Department- KFZO