Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism, in cooperation with the Sarcheshmeh Cultural Complex and the Department of Education of Tehran, organized the student conference “I’m your advocate” on the World Children’s Day and in order to express solidarity with the oppressed children of Gaza. It was held at the memorial of the martyrs of the Hafte Tir.
Seyyed Ahmad Mousavi, the vice-president for education and culture of the Department of Ministry of Education in Tehran, paid tribute to the families of the martyrs and honored the memory of the student martyrs. He said, “We gathered to say “I’m your advocate” to support Palestinian children. For this reason, school children are present in this event, because many of the martyrs of Gaza are children and teenagers.”
He continued, “This event is organized in an important place and our schools organize several cultural and artistic programs to advocate for the people of Gaza. Perhaps this event is one of hundreds of ceremonies concerning this issue.
In the end, he said, “Today Palestine is the front line of the Islamic front, and Israel is hateful in the public opinion of the world more than ever and blood is always victorious in the end.”
Then, Dr. Ali Bahadori Jahromi, the spokesperson of the Iranian government, stated that if an enemy enters a house and kills the parents of a child, what should that child do? Of course, that child expects others to help the child to get what he deserves. And if that child leaves the house and goes, no one will remember what happened.
He continued, “The same thing has happened in the last seventy years and world powers like the U.S. and the U.K. are trying to make people forget what happened in Palestine.”
The spokesperson of the government further said that the Al-Aqsa storm reminded the people of the world that those who occupied Palestine were murderers and destroyed all the 70-year efforts of the Zionists and revived the issue of Palestine.
In another part of his speech, Ali Bahadori Jahromi said that today all the people of the world in all countries and continents, contrary to all the costs of the Zionists for propaganda, have come to the conclusion that the Palestinian people have been oppressed and their rights have been denied.
In the end, he said, “If today an American and British missile is dropped by the hands of Israelis on Palestinian homes, hospitals and schools and kills children, nurses and doctors, then this missile is made by those trying to deceive the people of the world for years in the media. This missile and that propaganda originate from the same source and they want to destroy human and humanity. Using money, they destroy people’s humanity and if they can’t, they make missiles instead of propaganda missiles. Of course, it is certain that justice and humanity will never be destroyed.
At the end of the conference, a statement was read by one of the students. A part of the statement reads, “My warm greetings to your continuous pains, to your homes that have been destroying by the brutal Zionist bombings for a long time, but the spirit of life flows in them, to your homeland, which is the secret of Muslim unity, and to your worried and hopeful look.”
In another part of the statement, we read, Today, the children of the world are your allies and admire you for standing on the path of freedom and dignity, and we know that you paid a lot to stand against oppression, aggression, occupation, crime and terrorism.
At the end of the statement, it is said, “Today, millions of children around the world I are celebrating the World Children’s Day in memory of you and we say to you “Today is the day of the children of Palestine, it is your day and you are the criteria of right and wrong in today’s world and everyone is watching you and we give you the good news that A day will come when the petition of the children of Gaza will end the ruling of oppressors.””
In this conference, a painting of Gaza’s children was unveiled and storytelling as well as hymns and songs were performed for the audience.
At the end of the conference, participating students signed a petition containing the read statement content in support of Gaza children.