Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Ayatollah Ali KhameneiReuters

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Sunday posted in Hebrew to social media site X, a day after his country launched a drone and missile attack on Israel.

“Holy Al-Quds will be in the hands of the Muslims, and the Muslim world will celebrate the liberation of Palestine,” he wrote in Hebrew, alongside footage of Iranian missiles being intercepted over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

The post gained close to 10,000 likes and hundreds of thousands of views in less than an hour. Many users, mainly from Israel, responded with humor to the Iranian leader.

Minister of National Security Itamar Ben Gvir responded, "Are you talking about the same holy Al-Quds that you wanted to shell yesterday and the Israeli defense prevented you from doing so?"

Khamenei posted in Hebrew two weeks ago, after the air strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus which killed seven Revolutionary Guards, two of them generals, and which was blamed on Israel.

“With God's help we will make the Zionists regret their crime of aggression against the Iranian consulate in Damascus,” he wrote at the time.

Khamenei often threatens Israel, to which he refers as a “terrorist state”. The latest Hebrew post marked the fourth time since the start of the war in Gaza that the Iranian Supreme Leader has threatened Israel in Hebrew.

X, mainly under its previous ownership before Elon Musk when it was still known as Twitter, 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.