Iranians mark Quds Day in support of Palestinians

22:08, September 03, 2010      

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The Iranian people marched to the street Friday in support of the Palestinians as Israel and the Palestinian National Authority restarted direct talks in Washington after such negotiations were halted 18 months ago.

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians across the country rallied on the Quds Day, the last Friday of Ramadan, to demonstrate their solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn the continued Israeli occupation.

The people chanted slogans and carried banners and placards in favor of Palestinians and against Israel and the United States.

Iranian governmental and military officials also participated in the anti-Israel rallies in Tehran.

Quds Day, officially al-Quds Day, is celebrated annually on the last Friday of Ramadan in Iran expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people and opposing Zionism as well as Israel's control of Jerusalem.

The event this year coincides with the U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace talks held in Washington between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Source: Xinhua


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