Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi here on Monday said supporters of the usurper regime of the Zionists should account for Israelis’ crimes to world public opinion.Shahroudi further praised the worldwide Muslims for their massive rallies on the International Qods Day, and described Muslims’ turnout as a global referendum on the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
He said that the decisive and eye-catching turnout of the world Muslims in support of the oppressed Palestinian people was, in fact, a clear statement on the illegitimacy of the Israeli regime.
The official further pointed to certain western countries which support the Qods occupying regime (Israel) while alleging to be an advocate of democracy, and said, “What is their response to this wide popular movement across the world which demanded a condemnation of the Zionist regime?”
He also described the massive turnout of the Iranians and world Muslims on the International Qods Day rallies as an indication of Muslims’ strong support for the oppressed Palestinian people and hatred for the wrong and bullying policies of the US and Israel and their allies and.
To end his remarks, Shahroudi praised Imam Khomeini’s initiative for presenting the idea of the International Qods Day, and expressed the hope that Muslims’ support and rallies in favor of the Palestinian nation would soon yield results and set the oppressed Palestinians free from the yoke and hegemony of the criminal regime of Israel.
Around 28 years ago the Late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, declared the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan to be “the International Qods Day”, a day to call for the liberation of Qods (Jerusalem) from Israeli occupation.
Jerusalem, or Qods in Arabic, had been the first Kiblah of Muslims before Mecca in Saudi Arabia, and thus, it is the holiest place for Muslims after Mecca.