Moscow. September 8. INTERFAX – Ambassadors from ten Islamic countries gathered at the Moscow Cathedral mosque for a rally of solidarity with the Palestinian people on 8 June, on the last Friday of Ramadan that is traditionally celebrated by Muslims as the Day of al-Quds (the Arabic name for Jerusalem).
World day of al-Quds was proclaimed the founder and leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1978 as a sign of solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Participants in today’s events in the mosque of Moscow were the ambassadors of Palestine, Iran, Sudan, Tunisia, Algeria, Yemen, Iraq, Mauritania, Turkey, and Afghanistan.
Addressing the distinguished guests and members, head of Council of Muftis of Russia Ravil Gainutdin condemned the actions of the United States to transfer its Embassy to Jerusalem.
“The position of our state, the people of Russia remained unchanged since the times of the Soviet Union: Palestine must be recognized by the world community as an independent state with its capital in Jerusalem,” he said.
The mufti expressed his condolences in connection with death of Muslims in Jerusalem from the bullets and violence of the military.
According to the website of the Council of Muftis, in the speeches of the ambassadors came the words of condemnation and regret that today Jerusalem remains a city where “Muslims live under gunpoint, the Israeli soldiers”.