Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan: Crimes in Palestine committed by Zionists, not by Jews
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.2 / Trend, T. Jafarov /
Not Jews, but Zionists are guilty of the events taking place in Palestine, the Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan
Mohammad Baghir Bahrami believes.
"The Palestinians were driven away from their native lands by Zionists, but not by Jews. The Jews have a peaceful religion, but Zionism is a political movement," Bahrami told Trend, commenting on the celebration of the last Friday of the holy Ramadan month as the Al-Quds Day (Jerusalem).
Last Friday of the Ramadan month was announced as the Day of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) in 1979 after the Iranian Islamic revolution, as a sign of solidarity with the Palestinian people. Every year on this day, Muslims hold rally as a sign of protest against the Zionist regime.
According to Bahrami, the Zionists have left Palestinian people without homeland and over 60 years, have been continuing to "commit crimes" in those lands.
"An attack on "Flotilla of freedom" delivering humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip's population can be called as their last crime. There were Muslims and non-Muslims from all over the world," the ambassador said.
According to him, on the Day of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) the Islamic community, Muslims from Islamic and non Islamic countries, as well as people who are not Muslim, demonstrate their solidarity with the Palestinian people.
"Demonstrating their solidarity with the Palestinian people, they support the Palestinian people to continue the struggle. I hope that Jerusalem, which is the first Qibla of Muslims, would be freed from the Zionist regime's occupation and the population of Palestine, consisting of Jews, Christians and Muslims, returning to their land, will hold democratic elections and decide on their self-determination," Bahrami said.
Jerusalem, which is the first Qibla of Muslims, was occupied in 1967 by the Israeli Army. In 1980, the Knesset took a decision to make the occupied Jerusalem as part of Israel. The international community, Arab countries and Palestine support the division of Jerusalem into two parts - the western and eastern and giving the eastern part to the Palestinians, and the western to Israel. However, Israel doesn't agree with this.