Saturday, August 27, 2011

International al-Quds day commemorated in Lebanon

PressTV - International al-Quds day commemorated in Damascus:

Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:39AM GMT
Mariam Saleh, Press TV, South Lebanon

The international day of al-Quds was celebrated in Lebanon as all over the world.

Hundreds of thousands of people flocked into the southern village of Maroun Al-Ras to celebrate the occasion that denounces the 1967 Israeli occupation of the holy city of Al-Quds.
Today's rally was highlighted by a speech by Head of Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah who stressed that Palestinian negotiation for an independent state should include all Palestinian land:

Sayyed nasrallah also stressed on the role of the Islamic and Arab states in protecting al-Quds.
Head of Hezbollah lauded the popular protests all over the world in support for al-Quds, but especially in the Egyptian capital Cairo. On another hand, Nasrallah warned of western pressure against Syria which he says has always been a great supporter of the Palestinians and Lebanese in their plight.
The people attending chanted slogans in support of the Palestinian and Lebanese resistance movements and called for an end to the Israeli occupation of al-Quds and the Israeli blockade against the Gaza strip:
Members of the Lebanese parliament also attended the rally and expressed the importance of Lebanon's historical support for the Palestinian cause.

The Israeli army was reported to have been on high alert in light of the al-Quds day protests taking place on bordering areas. Tens of people were killed in protests marking Nakba day, the 1948 expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland in May of this year including on the Lebanese southern border as many Palestinians tried to cross the barbed wires. Several people were also killed during Naksa day protests last June which commemorates the occupation of al-Quds.

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