Muslims, non-Muslims and all freedom-seeking people across the world are bracing to celebrate the glorious Quds Day, a day that epitomizes the Palestinians’ entrenched valor and heroic resistance over the years against an illegal entity that spares no effort to commit a litany of bloodcurdling crimes against Palestinian innocents under the aegis of Western hegemony.
International Quds Day, celebrated on the last Friday of the Islamic month of Ramadan, 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.
People across the world, regardless of their faith, take to the streets on the last Friday of the Islamic month of Ramadan to censure Israel’s atrocities against the Palestinian people and voice their support for the Palestinian cause.
The event is viewed as an opportunity for all pro-Palestine people to express their indignation at the apartheid regime of Israel, which has occupied Palestinian territories since the mid 20th century.
This year’s Quds Day, held on May 22, comes in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, which has so far claimed more than 320,000 lives and infected 4.8 million others since it started late last year.
The Quds Day Commemoration Committee in cooperation with the Islamic Radios and Televisions Union (IRTVU) is scheduled to hold a virtual speech ceremony for the leaders of the Palestinian resistance front and various personalities on Wednesday, May 20.
The speakers are as follows:
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah
Ismail Haniyeh, head of the political bureau of the Hamas resistance movement
Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi, leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement
Ziyad al-Nakhalah, leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement
Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, Bahrain’s most prominent Shia cleric
Sheikh Qais al-Khazali, leader of Iraq’s Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq movement
Atallah Hanna, the archbishop of Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem al-Quds
Sheikh Dr. Abdul-Latif al-Hamim, head of the Sunni Endowment of Iraq
The speech ceremony is to commence at 17:00 local time in the cities of Jerusalem al-Quds, Baghdad, Sana’a and Beirut. It starts at 18:30 local time in the Iranian capital, Tehran.