Denouncing Israeli-US Terror, Muslims Rally for Al-Quds Day

IN PICTURES: Millions in Iran, Yemen, Gaza, Turkey, Pakistan and Lebanon attended Al-Quds International Day to mark the fight against Israeli terror.

Millions of Muslims chanted “Death to Israel” in rallies across the globe Friday at which they also burned U.S., U.K., Israeli and Islamic State group flags.

The marches marked Al-Quds Day, which was declared by Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and is held on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Opposition to Israel is a touchstone of belief among many in the region, especially the Shia organizations resisting U.S., Israeli and Saudi designs in the Middle East and Asia.

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Followers of the Houthi movement rally to mark the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, during the holy month of Ramadan in Sanaa, Yemen June 23, 2017.
Followers of the Houthi movement rally to mark the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, during the holy month of Ramadan in Sanaa, Yemen June 23, 2017.Photo:Reuters
Followers of the Houthi movement raise up their weapons as they rally to mark the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, during the holy month of Ramadan in Sanaa, Yemen June 23, 2017.
Followers of the Houthi movement raise up their weapons as they rally to mark the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, during the holy month of Ramadan in Sanaa, Yemen June 23, 2017.Photo:Reuters
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Shi’ite Muslim supporters of the Imamia Student Organization (ISO) hold a flag depicting Dome of the Rock, as they walk over the flags of Britain, Israel and U.S., in a rally marking the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Karachi, Pakistan June 23, 2017.Photo:Reuters
Lebanon
Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters via a screen during a rally marking Al-Quds day in Beirut’s southern suburbs, Lebanon June 23, 2017.Photo:Reuters
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Shi’ite Muslim supporters of the Imamia Student Organization (ISO) hold flags, as they walk in a rally marking the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Karachi, Pakistan June 23, 2017.
A scarecrow model is set on fire by Iranian demonstratorson during the annual pro-Palestinian rally marking Al-Quds Day in Tehran, Iran, June 23, 2017.
A scarecrow model is set on fire by Iranian demonstratorson during the annual pro-Palestinian rally marking Al-Quds Day in Tehran, Iran, June 23, 2017.Photo:Reuters
 Iranian demonstrators shout slogans during the annual pro-Palestinian rally marking Al-Quds Day in Tehran, Iran, June 23, 2017.
Iranian demonstrators shout slogans during the annual pro-Palestinian rally marking Al-Quds Day in Tehran, Iran, June 23, 2017.Photo:Reuters
Hezbollah members carry Hezbollah flags as they stand in front of a replica of the Dome of the Rock during a rally marking Al-Quds day in Beirut
Hezbollah members carry Hezbollah flags as they stand in front of a replica of the Dome of the Rock during a rally marking Al-Quds day in Beirut’s southern suburbs, Lebanon June 23, 2017.Photo:Reuters
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A Shi’ite Muslim supporter of the Imamia Student Organization (ISO) holds a symbolic child’s body, during a rally marking the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Karachi, Pakistan June 23, 2017.Photo:Reuters
Palestinians take part in a protest marking the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, in Gaza City June 23, 2017.
Palestinians take part in a protest marking the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, in Gaza City June 23, 2017.Photo:Reuters
Protesters burn American, Israeli and Indian flags during a demonstration marking the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Peshawar, Pakistan June 23, 2017.
Protesters burn American, Israeli and Indian flags during a demonstration marking the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Peshawar, Pakistan June 23, 2017.Photo:Reuters
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Iraqi Shi’ite Muslims from Hashid Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) march during a parade marking the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, in Baghdad, Iraq June 23, 2017.Photo:Reuters
 Supporters of Lebanon
Supporters of Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah chant slogans and gesture during a rally marking Al-Quds day in Beirut’s southern suburbs, Lebanon June 23, 2017.Photo:Reuters
Demonstrators take part in a protest marking the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, at the courtyard of Fatih mosque in Istanbul, Turkey June 23, 2017.
Demonstrators take part in a protest marking the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, at the courtyard of Fatih mosque in Istanbul, Turkey June 23, 2017.Photo:Reuters
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Iraqi Shi’ite Muslims from Hashid Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) hold portraits of Iran’s late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (C), Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani during a parade marking the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Baghdad, Iraq June 23, 2017.Photo:Reuters
Published 23 June 2017 (7 hours 51 minutes ago)
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Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani (Photo by Mehr news agency)
Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani (Photo by Mehr news agency)

Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani says Iran’s missile attack on Daesh positions in Syria demonstrated the Islamic Republic’s resolve to battle terrorism.

On Sunday, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) pounded Daesh headquarters in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr with ballistic missiles fired from western Iran.

The strike was a “display of a corner of Iran’s defensive capability and the Islamic Republic’s power and firm determination to fight terrorism,” Amoli Larijani said on Thursday.

He said he hoped “terrorists and their international and regional sponsors have properly received this clear message that their despicable efforts to destabilize a country which enjoys the highest level of security in the region will be met with serious and crushing responses.”

Amoli Larijani warned Takfiri and other terrorist groups not to test Iran ‘s defensive power, because it would cost them “very dearly”.

This handout picture provided by IRIB on June 18, 2017 shows Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launching a missile from an undisclosed location in western Iran at Daesh terrorists in Syria. (Via AFP)

The remarks came a day after the IRGC said in a statement that the missile attack was conducted in coordination with General Staff of the Armed Forces and with the order of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, who is the commander-in-chief of the Iranian armed forces.

The IRGC fired six medium-range missiles at Daesh targets in Dayr al-Zawr, which killed more than 170 Takfiri terrorists, including a number of commanders and senior elements, and inflicted heavy damage on their equipment and systems, it added.

The missile attack was in retaliation for the June 7 terror attacks in Tehran, where gunmen mounted assaults on Iran’s Parliament and the mausoleum of late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, killing 18 people and injuring over 50 others. Daesh claimed responsibility for the incident.

On Tuesday, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said the missile strike was just a small part of the Islamic Republic’s reaction to the “indiscriminate” attacks by the terror group on the Iranian soil.

Dehqan said Iran’s defense doctrine is based on the principle of deterrence, adding the country is capable of designing and producing different types of ballistic and cruise missiles featuring high precision and destructive power.

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