Rouhani decries Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani among demonstrators marking International Quds Day on July 25, 2014

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has condemned Israel’s brutal war on Gaza, urging Islamic countries to support the Palestinian resistance in unison.

Rouhani who joined International Quds Day rallies in the Iranian capital Tehran on Friday condemned Israel’s war on Gaza as “inhumane and genocidal” and said all Muslims should show their rage and resentment, unity and resistance against Israel.

The Iranian president said that Israel must realize that it cannot continue with its occupation by using weapons and that it needs to heed international demands.

The international community calls for the lifting of the Gaza blockade, release of prisoners, opening of Rafah border crossing and an end to bloodshed and war, Rouhani said.

He said that all Muslims should rise up against Israel, saying there is no way to confront Israel except through unity and resistance.

Iranians in millions took to the streets on Friday to hold rallies to mark International Quds Day and show support for the Palestinian nation in the face of Israeli occupation and atrocities.

The ralliers carrying placards and chanting anti-Israel slogans denounced the Zionist regime’s fresh bloody offensive against the besieged Gaza Strip.

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, designated the last Friday of the lunar month of Ramadan as International Quds Day, during which Muslims across the world hold rallies to show their solidarity with Palestinians.

This year’s anti-Israel rallies are being held as Israeli warplanes and tanks have been pounding numerous sites inside the Gaza Strip. At least 816 people have so far been killed and over 5,200 others wounded since the Israeli military first launched its offensive on the Palestinian enclave on July 8.

By Press TV




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