Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday called for unity in the world of Islam, saying it is the only way to confront enemies' all-out offensives. "Unity in the world of Islam is the only way to counter enemies' all-out offensives. Since they feel helpless in the face of huge movement of Islamic awakening, enemies resort to discord through lies and deception," said Ayatollah Khamenei in his "Eid-ul-Fitr" sermons at Tehran's Musalla (Grand Prayers Ground) on Wednesday.
Calling International Quds Day "the manifestation of true unity in the world of Islam", Ayatollah Khamenei said, "This year, from East to the West, in the world of Islam and even in Europe, which is dominated by governments' prejudice, (and) anywhere Muslims seized the chance voiced their support for the oppressed Palestinian nation." The Iranian leader said this year's International Quds Day showed failure of the 60-year efforts of Palestine's usurpers and their supporters in removing name and memory of Palestine. "Thanks to Islamic awakening, the world of Islam has today become more sensitive towards and more anxious over the Palestine issue... Had such a vigilance existed upon Palestine occupation, it would never have been occupied by the Zionists," declared Ayatollah Khamenei, according to IRNA.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei praised braveries and resistance of the Palestinian nation and said Palestinians' resistance and campaign are the main reason for other Muslim nations' support for the issue of Quds. Addressing Palestinian nation, the legal Palestinian government and Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, Ayatollah Khamenei said, "Iranian nation has not left you alone and will not do so in the future either."
Referring to certain Zionist figures' acknowledgement to growing defeat of the Zionist Regime, Ayatollah Khamenei said Zionists' failure and defeat is absolute. The Ayatollah hoped that God willing, the present Palestinian generation will witness such a "big day."