A senior member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement described memorizers of the Quran as weapons against the crimes of the Zionist regime.
Addressing a ceremony held in the Gaza Strip to honor memorizers of the Quran, Khizr Habib said raising a generation of Quran memorizers will be an effective means for countering Israeli plots against Palestinians, including development of illegal settlements and Judaization of the holy city of Quds (Jerusalem).
The ceremony was held at Qizmiri Mosque in Shujaeiya district of Gaza to honor 200 individuals who have learned the Quran by heart.
Habib added that the new Quranic generation of Palestine will strive to cleanse Al-Aqsa Mosque from occupiers.
“The Holy Quran awakens nations and elevates cultures,” he further said, stressing that in the early years after the advent of Islam, the Quran awakened the Arabs and helped them move from ignorance to knowledge and innovation.
The Arab and Islamic Ummah, and especially the Palestinian nation, needs to convey the teachings and principles of Islam and its ethical values to future generations, he went on to say.