Members of Iran's Basij paramilitary force march in Tehran (file)
Members of Iran's Basij paramilitary force march in Tehran (file) Reuters

The Foreign Ministry has declared that "Israel condemns the Iranian ambassador to Lebanon's announcement that his country will financially support Palestinian terrorists and their families."

The official statement explained, "This is additional proof of Iran's deep involvement in supporting terror against Israel. After the agreement with the world powers, Iran is allowing itself to continue being a central player in international terror."

The Iranian ambassador to Lebanon, Mohammad Fateh Ali, recently announced that his country would pay $7,000 to the family of any terrorist killed in the recent wave of terror, and an additional $30,000 to any family whose house was destroyed in response. Fateh Ali made his statement during a press conference in Beirut and further called on Lebanon too join the fight against Israel, promising: "the martyrs' blood will release the entire Palestine, from the river to the sea"

Also today, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) accused the Islamic Republic of embedding "sleeper cells" in the US and Europe. He warned that these cells are gathering weapons and intelligence, and recruiting new members to carry out terror attacks.

"The Iranian regime through the Iranian Revolutionary Guard corps is building a complex terror infrastructure including sleeping cells that are stockpiling arms, intelligence and operatives and are ready to act on order including in Europe and America," Ya'alon said during an official visit to Cyprus.

Last summer a Cypriot court convicted a Lebanese-Canadian man of planning to carry out terror attacks against Israeli targets in Cyprus. The man belonged to the terror group Hebzollah, which Iran supports.