In 1979, Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, designated the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as the international al-Quds day during which all Muslims around the world show their solidarity with Palestinians.
At the gathering speakers criticized American and Israeli foreign policy and praised Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez government’s increasing relations with Palestine. In 2009 Chavez recognized the State of Palestine and cut diplomatic ties with Israel.
This is the third year Al Quds day has been held in Caracas, Venezuela. Organizers say they hope to hold such events until their struggle against Israel will reunite them in victory.