Press TV, Tehran
Iran held an Iftar dinner in support of Palestine amid rising violence by Israel against Palestinian worshipers at al-Aqsa Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan.
Maqloubah is Palestinian upside-down rice, usually cooked with chicken or lamb. Iranian and Lebanese women today took part in a Maqloubah cooking group as a show of solidarity with Palestinian women, amid escalating Israeli violence against Palestinian worshipers at al-Aqsa Mosque.
They say that Maqloubah is not just a delicious food, but a symbol of Israel’s downfall.
Since the beginning of Ramadan, Israeli forces have attacked Muslim worshipers inside the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, injuring dozens of people. The escalating tensions have drawn global condemnation, with protesters calling on the UN to take action to end the regime’s crackdown on Palestinians.
This humanitarian movement is one of dozens of solidarity gestures organized in Iran and around the world to support the Palestinians. The event also precedes International Quds Day, a global pro-Palestinian gathering that takes place every year on the last Friday of the month of Ramadan.
The leaders say that in addition to symbolizing the victory of al-Quds against the occupation, the event aims to raise awareness of the suffering of the Palestinians and to call on other nations to jump on the bandwagon and express their support for the resistance Palestinian.