Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Ayatollah Ali KhameneiReuters

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Thursday took to X, formerly Twitter, where he posted an anti-Israel message in Hebrew, asserting that the Israeli government is lying to its people.

“The Zionist entity is lying to you, and it is also lying when it expressed concern about its prisoners with the Palestinians. But it also eliminates them with the shelling it does,” he claimed.

“The occupying entity is helpless and confused now, and without American support will be silenced within days,” predicted Khamenei.

The Iranian Supreme Leader often threatens Israel, to which he refers as a “terrorist state”.

Twitter, mainly under its previous ownership before Elon Musk, had been criticized for allowing Khamenei to make regular use of his account to threaten Israel, the US, and other Western states, while banning accounts of people such as former US President Donald Trump.

The social media site has in the past banned accounts associated with the Supreme Leader, but not the official account of Khamenei.

Iran reportedly helped plan Hamas' October 7 attack against Israel and gave the green light for the assault days before it occurred.

Khamenei has lauded Hamas’ attack against Israel, but denied any Iranian involvement in it.