Jul 25, 2014, 11:11 AM
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World Quds Day Rallies Start in Iran

Tehran, July 25, IRNA - Millions of Iranians have taken to streets all over the country to show their full support for the oppressed Palestinian nation against Israeli occupation and aggressions, specially its recent air and ground attacks on the defenseless people in Gaza.

People in large groups of tens of thousands in Tehran and other cities across the country are converging in main city squares on the International Quds Day to condemn Israeli occupation and its 18-day-long atrocities against the defenseless civilians in the Gaza Strip, which have taken the lives of hundreds of Palestinians, including innocent women and children.

In Tehran, demonstrators will congregate in Tehran University, the site of Friday prayers for the past three decades.

This year's rallies are expected to be held with a higher turnout as Israel has been pounding the blockaded Gaza for 18 consecutive days now, killing at least 800 people and injuring more than 5,050 others.

According to the UN, 77% of the victims in Gaza are civilians and defenseless people.