The statement by the Iranian mission in Serbia said that After a lapse of nearly 40 years since designation of last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as International Quds Day by the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, it has turned into a unifying opportunity to counter the occupation, apartheid, massacre, creating division and crisis by "the Zionist regime in the world".
No doubt that confronting the policies and plans of "the Zionist regime" with a seventy-year record of occupation and committing war crimes, as well as crimes against humanity in the occupied territories, is still alive, it added.
The statement blasted the frequent and shameless violation of the international law, displacement of Palestinians and Judaization of the occupied territories, and massacre of oppressed Palestinians, especially women and children, and said, "Such measures are aimed at destabilizing the countries of the region and confronting them requires the unity and support of all Muslim governments and nations and countries in which the spirit of freedom- and right-seeking is still alive.
The Iranian embassy noted that in order to resolve the Palestinian crisis, the Islamic Republic of Iran has presented a democratic and fair plan entitled "Holding a National Referendum in Palestine", which has also been registered with the UN Secretariat.
"Under Iran's plan, Muslims, Jews and Christians of Palestinian origin will be able to choose the type of legal system they favor and enjoy their rights freely and equally," the statement concluded.
The International Quds Day is an annual event opposing Israel's occupation of Beitul-Muqaddas. Anti-Zionist rallies and demonstrations are held on the last Friday of Ramadan in Muslim and Arab countries around the world, specially in Iran, as well as a large number of non-Muslim states.
The International Quds Day was started by the late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in 1979 as a way of expressing solidarity with the Palestinians and underscoring importance of the holy Quds to Muslims.
Due to the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran, the International Quds Day will be commemorated differently without holding gatherings and rallies.