Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Calls Israel ‘Terrorist Garrison’, Says Fight Against It a ‘Public Duty’

Middle East

Friday marks International Quds (Jerusalem) Day, an Iran-led campaign of demonstrations and protests across the Muslim world aimed at showing solidarity with the Palestinian people and marking opposition to Zionism, the Israeli government and Israel’s occupation of Jerusalem.

israel is a “terrorist garrison” against Muslims and it is the “collective responsibility” and duty of all Muslims to fight against it, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said.

“Since the first day, the Zionist turned the usurped Palestine into a terrorist base. israel is not a country, rather it is a terrorist garrison against the Palestinian nation and other Muslim nations,” Khamenei said in a televised speech on Friday dedicated to International Quds Day.

Calling the issue of Palestine “the most important” and relevant issue for the Islamic World (Ummah) today, Khamenei suggested that “the policies of the oppressive and cruel capitalism have driven a people out of their homes, their homeland and their ancestral roots and instead, has installed a terrorist regime and housed a foreign people therein.”

Khamenei suggested that the “situation in the world today” has shifted from what it was 70+ years ago, when Israel was founded, and that now, “the balance of power has swung in favour of the world of Islam.”

“The electoral events in the US and the notoriously scandalous failures of the hubristic and arrogant elites in that…

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