Quds Day time to fight a big lie called Israel: Iran min.
Tehran, Iran's minister of culture described the International Quds Day as a day to fight a big lie named Israel.
'Quds is the symbol of an oppressed nation that has been suffering from homelessness, war, difficulties and pain for seventy decades,' Minister of Culture and Islamic Culture Abbas Salehi told reporters during the Quds Day rally in Tehran.
The Quds Day is the day of defending truth and confronting a big lie named Israel that has been existing in the region on a false basis, he said.
He also described the day as an opportunity to defend the first Qibla of the Muslims and marking the day mean they have kept it as their priority, the minister said.
Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on August 7, 1979, designated the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as the Quds Day and the day of Islam's life.
To date, not only the Iranians, but also all the freedom-seekers of the world in many countries have marked the last Friday of Ramadan every year by holding demonstrations, to declare their solidarity with the Palestinians and support for their lawful rights.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA