Two Iranians hold anti-US and anti-Israeli placards. (AP/Ebrahim Noroozi) (AP/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Two Iranians hold anti-US and anti-Israeli placards


“Iran’s attempt to tie Israel to the terrorist attack in southern Iran is ridiculous,” Netanyahu stated.

By: United with Israel Staff

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday issued a statement ridiculing Iranian claims that Israel was behind a shooting attack on a Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) parade in the city of Ahvaz last month. At least 24 people were killed in the attack, orchestrated by the Islamic State, and over 60 were wounded.

“Iran’s attempt to tie Israel to the terrorist attack in southern Iran is ridiculous,” Netanyahu stated.

The IRGC launched six ballistic missiles as well as drone bombers early Monday toward eastern Syria, targeting terrorists whom it blamed for the attack on the military parade.

One missile shown on Iranian state television bore the slogans, “Death to America, Death to Israel, Death to Al Saud” and a Quranic verse urging a “fight against the friends of Satan.”

“This is the roaring of missiles belonging to the Revolutionary Guard of the Islamic Revolution,” a state TV reporter said as the missiles launched behind him. “In a few minutes, the world of arrogance — especially America, the (Israeli) Zionist regime and the Al Saud [Saudi Arabia] — will hear the sound of Iran’s repeated blows.”

“The fact that ‘Death to Israel’ was written on the missiles launched at Syria proves everything,” Netanyahu charged.

Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told The Associated Press that the Iranian missiles hit the ISIS-held town of Hajin, just north of Boukamal.

Iran has long claimed that Israel and the US are behind ISIS and are working to destabilize the Middle East.

AP contributed to this report. 

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