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IRANIANS HOLD RALLIES ON JERUSALEM DAY TO SUPPORT PALESTINIANS

TEHRAN, Hundreds of thousands of Iranians held nationwide rallies on Friday to mark Quds (Jerusalem) Day to support Palestinians.

The protesters chanted anti-Israeli and anti-U.S. slogans and carried banners condemning Israel's continued occupation of Palestinian lands, Israel's killing of Gaza protesters and U.S. moving embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Iran's senior government, legislative and military officials participated in the rallies.

The protesters issued a statement, vowing "resistance against the atrocities of Israel" until dispelling of Israel from the occupied Palestinian lands.

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Thursday called on Muslims worldwide to hold massive rallies Friday to support Palestinians.

Quds Day, an annual event that falls on June 8 this year, is observed on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Iran along with several Arab countries.

Source: NAM NEWS NETRWORK


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