JERUSALEM, Israel -- The Lebanese-based terror group Hezbollah hung large banners along the border with Israel in anticipation of al-Quds Day Friday.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini established al-Quds Day following the Islamic Revolution in 1979 as a day of solidarity with Palestinian Arabs in their fight against the Israeli occupation -- and especially Jerusalem, which Muslims call "Quds."
Adorned with pictures of the al-Aksa Mosque on the Temple Mount, the banners warned Israel in Hebrew and Arabic, "We're Coming!"
Nasrallah called on the Lebanese people to come out in force Friday to send a message to the Israelis.
"Because of the Second Lebanon War, there is a big score of historic vengeance between us and the Israelis lurking for us, for our leaders, our men, our presence and our entity, as they have harmed Imad Mughniyeh and others.
Mughniyeh, Hezbollah's second in command, was killed in 2008 by a car bomb in an upscale neighborhood in Damascus. Mughniyeh is believed to have masterminded the 1983 bombing on the U.S. embassy in Beirut and an attack on the Marine barracks in Lebanon that same year, which killed 260 Americans.
Nasrallah vowed to avenge his assassination against Israelis and Jews around the world, particularly on the anniversary of his death.
The 45-year-old terror chief was on the FBI's most wanted list, with a $25 million bounty on his head. He had been in hiding for years, as Nasrallah is today.
The European Union recently declared the "military wing" of Hezbollah a terror group, though Nasrallah is head of the organizations military and political wings.
Iran 'Celebrates' al-Quds Day
Meanwhile at Friday's al-Quds Day rallies in Tehran, Khameini declared "Palestine will be free" as a new "Islamic Middle East" emerges.
Iran's newly elected President Hasan Rouhani, touted as a moderate by many, called for the "removal" of Israel, much like his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
"The Zionist regime has been a wound on the body of the Islamic world for years and the wound should be removed," Rouhani said after taking party in the festivities, Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reported.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said "Rouhani's true face has been revealed earlier than expected," saying the president there has changed "but the goal of the regime has not."
"A country that threatens the destruction of the State of Israel must not be allowed to possess weapons of mass destruction," Netanyahu said.