Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been a vocal supporter of Palestinian militant group Hamas in their ongoing struggle with Israel. In a surprising move, he took to platform X, specifically Twitter, and posted a message in Hebrew.
In this message, he accused the Israeli government of deceiving its own people. Khamenei asserted that Israel expresses concern about the hostages held by Hamas in Gaza while simultaneously launching attacks on areas where these hostages could potentially be located.
This statement underscores the deep-rooted tensions and propaganda war between the two sides. Furthermore, Khamenei issued a stern warning, emphasizing that Israel's reliance on American support is the linchpin of its survival.
He stated that without this support, Israel would become vulnerable and silenced in just a matter of days. These remarks were reported by The Times of Israel, adding to the escalating rhetoric in the ongoing conflict.
The declarations by senior Iranian figures showcase Iran's firm resistance against Israel
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdolahyan joined in, cautioning of "severe consequences" if Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip persist.
This warning came in the aftermath of Hamas's incursion into Israeli territory on October 7, a tragic event that resulted in the deaths of 1,400 people, with a significant majority being civilians. President Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's head of state, also weighed in on the situation.
He accused Israel of crossing "red lines" with its actions and hinted that these actions could provoke a strong response from various parties. Raisi's statement underscores Iran's unwavering support for Hamas and its commitment to opposing Israel's actions in the ongoing conflict.
These statements from high-ranking Iranian officials illustrate the intensity of Iran's stance against Israel and its solidarity with Hamas. They further contribute to the escalating tensions in a region where any spark can ignite a larger conflict with regional and global implications.