TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lambasted the silence shown by certain countries and international bodies on the massacre of the Palestinians by the Zionist regime, and asked Muslims to strengthen their unity against Israel.
“I hope that the people in Gaza can have a normal life and all of them should stand up to this end and we can gain victory against the aggressors if Muslims grow united,” Rouhani told reporters on the sidelines of the International Quds Day rallies in Tehran on Friday.
“Those who have kept silence on this crime will be ashamed in the history and history will judge them all and censure them for keeping mum while innocent children and people are being killed,” he added.
Rouhani said that the only way to stand against Israel is unity and resistance against Israel, and added that the Palestinian people cannot restore their rights by relying on international bodies.
Millions of Iranians in the International Quds Day rallies condemned the Israeli crimes against the oppressed Palestinian nation, specially in Gaza, and deplored the silence shown by the international bodies and the western states over the Zionists’ massacre of the Gazans in the last 18 days.
Iranians across the country, including in the capital Tehran, alongside other people around the world held massive anti-Israel rallies on the last Friday of Ramadan in opposition to the continued occupation of Palestinian land by Israel and its fresh round of savage attacks against the people in the Gaza Strip.
The International Quds Day was started by the late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in 1979 as a way of expressing solidarity with the Palestinians and underscoring importance of the holy Quds to Muslims.
International Quds Day is an annual event opposing Israel’s occupation of Beitul-Muqaddas and other Palestinian territories. Anti-Zionist rallies and demonstrations are held on the last Friday of Ramadan in Muslim and Arab as well as non-Muslim countries around the world.
During the rallies in Tehran and other Iranian cities, protesters shouted slogans in condemnation of Zionists’ crimes in the occupied territories, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
The fasting people carrying placards chanted ‘Down with the US’ and ‘Down with the Israel’ and other anti-Zionist slogans.
They voiced the Iranian nation’s readiness to defend the Palestinian cause and remove the cancerous tumor, Israel, from the face of the world.
People also protested against the silence of the international bodies, specially the UN and the so-called advocates of human rights, over Israel’s barbaric crimes against the Palestinians, specially the Gaza Strip.
Israel has been pounding the blockaded Gaza for 18 consecutive days, killing at least 800 people and injuring more than 5,500 others.
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