TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Tuesday, the 71st anniversary of Nakba (catastrophe) Day that forced Palestinians from their homes in 1948, reiterating Tehran’s support for Palestinians against the Tel Aviv regime.
“On Nakba Day, an illegitimate entity called the Zionist regime was born with the support of the US and occupation of the Palestinian territory,” the Foreign Ministry said in the statement.
The Israeli regime continued to exist through waging wars and committing crimes, the statement said.
Today, it has become “a major factor” behind all regional crises and a real threat to international peace and security, it added.
“Expressing its full solidarity with the Palestinian people’s cause, the Islamic Republic of Iran once again underlines the important responsibility of the international community, in particular the United Nations, to end the organized occupation of Palestine and the Holy Quds (Jerusalem) and to help the people of this land determine their own destiny and form an independent state,” the statement read.
Nakba Day is generally commemorated by the Palestinians on May 15. It is an annual day of commemoration of the displacement that preceded and followed the Israeli occupation in 1948.
The national and Islamic forces in the Ramallah area, the supreme coordination framework of the Palestinian Arab organizations, on Sunday called on the Palestinian public to participate in mass events marking the 71st anniversary of the “Nakba Day”.
The main event marking Nakba Day will begin on Wednesday in Ramallah where the participants will march towards the center of the city carrying signs against the so-called “Deal of the Century” (the US peace initiative) and in favor of adherence to the Palestinian basic principles, first and foremost the “right of return”, according to local reports.