Shi’ites will never support Sunnis and vice versa, right? Right? The Palestinian struggle is simply nationalist, right? Right?
“Imam Khomeini’s influence on Palestinian resistance undeniable, says political analyst,” from the Islamic Republic News Agency:
Imam Khomeini’s gret influence on supporters of the Palestinian resistance movement can be gleaned from his designation of the last Friday of the month of Ramadan as World Qods Day, reported an Iranian daily quoting a Palestinian thinker on Thursday.
Qods is the Islamic name for Jerusalem. It means the Holy Place or Holy City.
The English-language daily Tehran Times, quoting political scientist Hassan Nurani, said the influence of the late Imam Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution on the Palestinian cause is very obvious.
The ideas of Imam Khomeini reinforced the Palestinians’ determination to liberate their homeland and led to the formation of the Islamic Jihad movement of Palestine, he underlined.
The participation of people all over the world in annual Qods day rallies demonstrates very clearly that the occupation of Palestine is not only the concern of the Palestinian nation but the whole Islamic World, Dr Nurani said.
In 1979, the founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Imam Khomeini, designated the last Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan as World Qods Day and called on Muslims worldwide to stage rallies to voice support for the liberation of holy Qods from Israeli occupation forces.
Israel’s invasion of Palestine is in fact an “invasion against humanity,” Nurani commented.
“The invasion is a violation of the national and religious rights of the Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims. In the same way, it is a violation of human rights,” the political analyst stated.
Nurani said the threats against Masjid al-Aqsa are not new.
“But with support from the United States and Britain the Zionists claim that their holy shrine (Temple of Solomon) is located in that place and they want to rebuild it,” he said.
“I do not think there would be an easy peaceful solution to this problem because the Zionists insist on their claims and declare Qods to be their eternal capital,” added the Palestinian expert.
This suggests that Jewish claims to Jerusalem are trumped-up, while Muslims have a stronger claim. Of course, reality is just the opposite. But the brazen assertion of falsehoods is nothing new for the Islamic Republic News Agency.