Thousands of Palestinians pray at al-Aqsa Mosque ahead of Intl. Quds Day

2022-04-28 10:46:40
Thousands of Palestinians pray at al-Aqsa Mosque ahead of Intl. Quds Day

Palestinians have turned out en masse for prayers at al-Aqsa Mosque as a portrayal of national solidarity against the occupying Israeli regime, as freedom seekers worldwide prepare to mark the International Quds Day.

At least 250,000 Palestinian worshipers congregated at the mosque in the Old City of occupied al-Quds to perform prayers on Wednesday night, defying Israeli threats against such gatherings, Palestinian sources reported.

The large turnout came ahead of International Quds Day, which falls on last Friday of holy month of Ramadan, whereby people rally across the world in support of the Palestinian cause of liberation from Israeli aggression and occupation. The occasion has been designated by Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic in Iran.

Following the great assembly, Twitter users widely shared videos and photos of the prayers on their accounts.

One of the users posted touching footage of the event, wishing to be among the crowd.

The user also shared the story of a group of young men who used to get arrested every year upon attempting to enter the mosque for 10 years, but eventually succeeded this year.

On Tuesday, during the multinational “Al-Quds Podium” event, Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Gaza-based resistance movement of Hamas’ Political Bureau, among other resistance leaders, encouraged Palestinians in their brave resistance campaign against Israel.

The latest wave of Israeli crimes has sparked widespread condemnation from Muslims and other supporters of the Palestinian cause across the world. Large anti-Israeli rallies were held in many European cities and Canada on Tuesday.

The persisting violence has also fueled fears among Israelis of an outbreak of a new war with Gaza.


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