The international community should take practical steps to bring Israeli atrocities and crimes against humanity to an end and force Israel to withdraw from the occupied territories of the Palestinians, Rouhani said, addressing a meeting of the specialized committees of the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus on Thursday.
He stressed the importance and necessity of keeping the International Quds Day alive, he said, "While this day is important in condemning the occupying regime and supporting the oppressed people of Palestine, observing health protocols are also essential”.
Rouhani described the role of the media more and more serious in this regard, and stated, "We must take steps to condemn the occupying Zionist Regime and support the oppressed people of Palestine by using various and more effective methods than in previous years."
The International Quds Day is an annual event opposing Israel's occupation of Beitul-Muqaddas. Anti-Zionist rallies and demonstrations are held on the last Friday of Ramadan in Muslim and Arab countries around the world, specially in Iran, as well as a large number of non-Muslim states.
The International Quds Day was started by the late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in 1979 as a way of expressing solidarity with the Palestinians and underscoring importance of the holy Quds to Muslims.