The last Friday of the holy Ramadan has been marked as the International Quds day every year since 1979. This day was designated, by the founder of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, as day when the world stands shoulder to shoulder with the oppressed: not just in Palestine, but across the world. Protests take place from Iran to Washington and from Sydney to Nigeria. This year’s International Quds day coincides with Israel’s onslaught on the besieged Gaza strip, bringing the occupation of Palestine into sharp focus once again. With the civilian casualties mounting, and the Israeli bombs falling like raindrops, in this edition of The Debate we discuss the significance of International Quds day as Israel wages war on the Palestinians of Gaza.