Baku ban on Quds Day demostrastion serves Israel’s interests

July 3, 2016 6:33 pm

A Palestinian boy and girl peek
from the window of their home in the Khan Yunis refugee camp in the
southern Gaza Strip on May 15, 2016. © AFP

Azerbaijan has barred people
from holding International Quds Day rallies, held annually to show
solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people, under the pressure of
the Zionist lobby groups, a political analyst says.

Speaking
in a televised interview, Vaez Marandi added that the move by
Azerbaijan’s government to prevent people from staging rallies
condemning the Israeli regime’s atrocities against the Palestinian
people proved that Baku is moving in line with Tel Aviv’s interests.
He
warned of various plots hatched against the Muslim world, saying
that Zionists are implementing a project to Judaize the Palestinian
territories on behalf of the arrogant powers and with the purpose of
undermining Muslims.
The analyst emphasized that International
Quds Day is a valuable legacy of the late founder of the Islamic
Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, for all Muslims across the world.
“International
Quds Day indicates unity and coherence of the Muslim world in
confrontation with the conspiracies of the global Arrogance and
international Zionism and their allies, particularly Takfiri
terrorists,” Marandi said.
He added that any measure to block
International Quds Day rallies is in stark contrast with Muslims’
interests and urged Azerbaijan’s government to show its sympathy and
solidarity with Muslims in practice.
The late founder of the
Islamic Republic of Iran named the last Friday of the lunar fasting
month of Ramadan as International Quds Day.
Each year, millions of
people around the world stage rallies on this day to voice their
support for the Palestinian nation and repeat their call for an end to
the Tel Aviv regime’s atrocities and its occupation of the Palestinian
territories.
Millions of people on July 1 attended International
Quds Day rallies across Iran and other countries to show their
solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people and condemn Israeli
atrocities.
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