Thousands of Muslims Take to the Streets to Protest Against Israel

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UPDATED 7:01 AM PT — Fri. June 8, 2018

Israeli flags burn in the street as thousands marched on the capitals of Iran and Iraq in an annual protest dubbed Jerusalem Day in support of Palestine.

Thousands of Palestinians are expected to cast down on the Gaza Strip border Friday to stage a massive protest against Israeli rule over the holy city of Jerusalem.

Muslim protesters attend pro-Palestinian rally marking the International Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, June 8, 2018. Al-Quds Day which was declared by the late Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1979 as an international day of struggle against Israel and for the liberation of Jerusalem is observed every last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Syrian leaders said the day is for their people to stand up and support efforts to fight back against their opponents.

“This day is for us to remember and to think how we can defend Jerusalem, and how we can support the people of resistance and those who are holding out in Jerusalem, in Palestine, and how we can liberate it from the hands of the Zionist and American occupiers,” explained Ahmed Akel, Ambassador to Iraq – Palestine.

Jerusalem Day, held on the last Friday of Ramadan, was founded by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 to show solidarity with Palestine.

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