Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the struggle to liberate Palestine is an obligation and an Islamic goal, adding “everyone must assist the Palestinian nation in this holy struggle”.
“The struggle to liberate Palestine is Jihad in the way of God, and it is an obligation and an Islamic goal. Victory in this struggle has been guaranteed,” the Leader said Friday. His remarks came as millions took part in worldwide events to mark the International Quds Day, on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan to express solidarity with the Palestinian people and condemn Israeli atrocities. Ayatollah Khamenei said, “The Zionist regime is a deadly, cancerous growth and a detriment to this region” which “will undoubtedly be uprooted and destroyed”. “And then, the shame will fall on those who put their facilities at the service of the this policy of the arrogant powers,” the Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei rebuked “certain Arab governments in the region, which act as the minions” of the United States by preparing the ground for normalization with Israel through establishing economic ties. “These efforts are completely vain and futile,” the Leader said. The following is the full text of the Leader’s speech on the occasion of Quds Day.
Ayatollah Khamenei says The struggle to liberate Palestine is Jihad in the way of God, and it is an obligation and an Islamic goal. Victory in such a struggle has been guaranteed, because the person who is fighting, even if he is killed, he will receive “one of the two excellent things.” [The Holy Quran 9, Sura at-Tawbah: 52]. Apart from this, the issue of Palestine is a human issue. Driving out millions of human beings from their homes, farmlands and places of business, and doing so through murder and crimes, troubles everyone’s conscience and it inspires opposition in everyone who enjoys courage and determination.
Therefore, restricting this to merely a Palestinian issue, or at best, an Arab issue, is a grave mistake. Those who consider the concessions made by a few Palestinian elements or rulers of a few Arab countries as a license to sidestep this Islamic and human issue, are making a grave mistake in understanding the matter, and perhaps they are guilty of betrayal for distorting the truth.