‘Al Quds Day”
While thousands of Muslims in Iran and elsewhere are busy condemning Israel today, at least oneÂ imprisoned ayatollahÂ is beseeching the aid of Rabbis. “Muslims around the world mark Al Quds Day,” fromÂ Gulf News, via JW
Lebanese Hezbollah supporters demonstrate to mark Jerusalem Day, along the border with Israel in the village of Kfar Kila, southern Lebanon September 26, 2008.
Israeli border police officers stand in front of Palestinians waiting to cross a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Bethlehem September 26, 2008, as they try to reach the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem on the fourth and last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking and sexual relation from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar
The army of Islam
Pakistani Shi’ite Muslims take part in an al-Quds day rally in Lahore September 26, 2008. The annual al-Quds day rallies are a show of support for the Palestinian people. Al-Quds day is held on the last Friday of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan -Â (Reuters)
Tehran: Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied on Friday to join millions of Muslims around the world to mark Al Quds Day, according to media reports.Â
Press TV reported that a massive rally was held in Tehran in support of Palestinian people’s rights. Many demonstrators carried banners expressing resentment of Israel’s control of Occupied Jerusalem.
Demonstrations were also being held in Iraq, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Pakistan, India, Indonesia and Bangladesh.
In Iraq, thousands of people staged massive demonstrations in key cities, including Baghdad and Basra.
Besides, it gives Iraqis a break from fighting each other.
In Indonesia, Muslim women rallied outside the US embassy in Jakarta to mark Al Quds Day.
Al Quds Day is held on the fourth Friday of Ramadan and is being observed to show support for Palestinians in Occupied Jerusalem.