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Khamenei: Israel the 'Most Wicked Terrorists' in the World

Iran’s Supreme Leader slams Israel in a series of tweets on "Nakba Day".
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 5/15/2014, 2:16 AM

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
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Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Wednesday once again launched an attack on Israel and accused its government of being “wicked terrorists”.

Khamenei’s latest attack on the Jewish state came in a series of tweets on the occasion of Nakba Day, on which Arabs mark what they see as a the “catastrophe” of Israel’s establishment.

“#Israel was initially established thru oppression, massacre & lie; an invader aided by UK expelled #Palestinians out of their homes,” read one tweet.

“Palestinians' homes & land were given by force to ppl [sic] from Europe, US etc. & they fabricated a fake nation in #Palestine,” read another one.

“During the over half a century since the existence of #fake Israeli state, suppression, lies & deception have been central to Israel's survival,” Khamenei wrote, adding, “Then the US president shamelessly says that: to prevent terrorism we cooperate with Israel!”

“Which terrorists?! The Palestinian who's been driven out of his homeland?! No! The most wicked #terrorists of the world is fake Israeli govt [sic],” read yet another tweet by the Supreme Leader.

The Twitter attack on Israel is simply the latest in an ongoing rhetoric used for years by Khamenei and other Iranian leaders.

In November, Khamenei said that Israel is a "regime doomed to collapse" and referred to the Jewish state as "the rabid dog of the region".

Several weeks before that, he called Israel an "illegitimate and bastard regime," and further called the United States a "smiling enemy" that is not to be trusted.

Khamenei has also denied the Holocaust, saying in March, "In European countries, no one dares to talk about the Holocaust, and we do not know if it's real or not."