The Last Friday of every Ramadan
""Cutting ties with the Zionist regime is a must for the Islamic world.""
The ideas of Qods day and the rallies held to celebrate it were proposed by the late
Imam Khomeini, the Founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, since 1984, to remind the world of the Palestinian plight and the Zionist regime's brutalities in the occupied territories. Attended by Muslims around the world, the rally is a slap in the face of the Zionist regime.
The rally will bring together more than a billion Muslims whose main concern is the Palestinian struggle against occupation. It comes in the wake of the meeting of foreign ministers from the 57 countries in the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which called for the Zionist regime's withdrawal from Palestinian land.
The founder of Iran's Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, has declared as "World Qods Day", on the last Friday of the last day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Qods referring to Jerusalem.
On this day, U.S. President George W Bush's and Sharon's effigies, made in different government organizations, are burned before the eyes of domestic and foreign media."(Israeli Prime Minister) Ariel Sharon, the slaughter of Sabra and Shatila refugee camps","Palestine, part of the Islam's heart and mind," were slogans seen in Tehran and provincial towns.
In Iranian political terminology, Israel is not a nation-state but a cancerous gland on the map, reflecting resentment found in many Middle Eastern governments against Israel, more than 50 years after its creation.