Iran sends aid shipment to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

Iran sends aid shipment to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

PressTV

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon (file photo)

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon (file photo)
Iran has dispatched a consignment of humanitarian aids, consisting of 4,000 packages of foodstuff, to Lebanon to be distributed among displaced Palestinians living in twelve refugee camps in the Arab country.

In a ceremony held at Iran’s Embassy in Beirut on Monday, Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi delivered the packages to representatives of Palestinian political and religious groups.

Roknabadi laid special emphasis on the right of the oppressed Palestinian nation to determine their own destiny and return to their homeland, adding that the Iranian nation and government will continue to firmly support the Palestinian cause until all Israeli-occupied Palestinian lands are liberated.

The representatives present in the ceremony praised the late founder of the Islamic Republic Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini for naming the last Friday of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan as International Quds Day, and Iran’s unwavering support for the Palestinian cause.

On Quds Day, Muslims across the world hold street rallies in support of Palestine.

Palestinians are seeking to create an independent state on the territories of the West Bank, East al-Quds, and the Gaza Strip and are demanding that Israel withdraw from the Palestinian territories occupied in the Six-Day War of 1967.

Tel Aviv, however, has refused to return to the 1967 borders and is unwilling to discuss the issue of al-Quds.

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