Pro-Palestinian rallies in Mideast mark Quds Day

Quds Day is held each year on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

On Friday (May 7), members of Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), the Iraqi state’s paramilitary umbrella organisation, gathered in the southern city of Basra.

Members of paramilitary groups close to Iran waved their organization's flags, chanted slogans, and burnt Israeli and U.S. flags. Similar demonstrations were also held in other Iraqi cities.

In the Syrian capital, tens of Syrians and Palestinians living in Syria gathered on the street to mark the occasion on Friday.

In Amman, Jordanians demonstrated outside al-Husseini mosque to express solidarity with the Palestinian people, despite not marking Quds Day, mainly seen as a Shi’ite event in the country.

Protesters in the Lebanese city of Sidon waved Palestinian flags from boats in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday (May 6), ahead of Quds Day.

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