Nigerian citizens in Iran rally on International Quds Day
Nigerians living in Iran joined rallies in Tehran to mark the International Jerusalem Day to in solidarity with Palestinians and to condemn Israeli violence and crimes in the occupied territories.
Media outlets in Iran posted images of Nigerians carrying placards and pictures of Palestinian martyrs and the leader of Islamic Movement of in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Elzakzaky.
The protestors said they are prepared to liberate Palestinian territories and the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque from Israeli occupation.
Every year on the last Friday of Ramadan, worldwide rallies are held to support the Palestinian people’s resistance against Israel and the struggle to liberate their territories, which have been occupied by Israel for decades.
The annual event is seen as an opportunity for freedom-seeking people across the world, regardless of faith, to voice their support for the Palestinian cause and vent their anger against the apartheid regime in Tel Aviv, which has occupied Palestinian territories since 1967.
The International Quds Day is among the legacies of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who is revered as a spiritual leader by Muslims across the world.
Back in 1979, shortly after leading an Islamic Revolution which toppled the US-backed Shah of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini named the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan the Quds Day.