Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for fervent participation in the rallies marking the International Quds Day.
“Considering the developments that have occurred in the world as well as the strong will of the [global] arrogant powers to salvage the Zionists, it is necessary that the Quds Day rallies be held more enthusiastically, more massively and more vigilantly,” President Ahmadinejad said in the city of Mecca on Wednesday night.
The Iranian president described the Quds Day as the “day of solidarity” and “the nations’ public movement toward saving human societies.”
He said that the Quds Day was the meeting point of all historical ideals and wishes of human beings in fighting the hegemons who have prevented them from realizing their ideals.
On Wednesday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei also called for the enthusiastic participation of the people in the Quds Day demonstrations.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that a high turnout on Quds Day would give a crushing response to the enemies of Islam and Palestinians.
Muslims all across the world are expected to take part in the International Quds Day rallies on Friday to voice their support for Palestinians.
Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, designated the last Friday of the lunar month of Ramadan as the International Quds Day, during which Muslims across the world hold rallies to show their solidarity with Palestinians.