'Thank you, Mossad' in Tehran

Israeli flag and banner thanking the Mossad appear on overpass in Tehran, following targeted killing of Iran's top nuclear scientist.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh laid to rest in Mashhad, Iran
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh laid to rest in Mashhad, Iran
Reuters

An Israeli flag and a banner praising the Jewish state’s intelligence agency were spotted above a busy street in Tehran on Monday.

Video footage and photographs of the flag and banner started circulating on social media, following reports that unknown individuals had hung the flag and banner across a bridge over a boulevard in Tehran’s Pars neighborhood.

The Israeli flag is a banned symbol in the Islamic republic, which has waged a war-by-proxy with Israel for decades.

The banner read “Thank You, Mossad”, apparently a reference to the recent killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Fakhrizadeh’s killing has been widely attributed to Israel’s Mossad, though Israel has not formally acknowledged any role in the assassination.

Iranian leaders eulogized Fakhrizadeh as a martyr, and gave the slain nuclear scientist military honors during his funeral.

Monday’s apparent act of defiance against the Iranian government is not the first time the Israeli flag become the center of public expressions of dissent.

In January, Iranian protesters demonstrating against their country’s government were seen avoiding giant Israeli and American flags on the ground during their demonstration, so as to not trample them.

Video from student protests in Tehran shows thousands of demonstrators carefully walking around the two giant flags, which had been put on the ground to encourage passersby to trample them in a sign of contempt.



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