“O my God, rescue me out of the hand of the wicked, out of the grasp of the unrighteous and ruthless man.” Psalms 71:4 (The Israel Bible™)
Sardar Hossein Salami, left, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, during a military war game, April 2016. (Wikimedia Commons/Hossein Zohrevand)
Hezbollah has 100,000 missiles prepared to attack Israel, said General Hossein Salami, the deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, on Friday.
During a day of violent anti-Israel sentiment and demonstrations in Iran, Salami claimed, “Hezbollah has 100,000 missiles that are ready to hit Israel to liberate the occupied Palestinian territories if the Zionist regime repeats its past mistakes,” reported Iran’s Tasnim News Agency.
Hezbollah, a recognized terror group, operates in Lebanon, north of Israel.
Speaking in honor of “al Quds Day”, Iran’s annual “holiday” marking solidarity with the Palestinians, Salami continued, “Today, the grounds for the annihilation and collapse of the Zionist regime are [present] more than ever.”
Salami boasted that “tens of thousands of destructive long-range missiles” are aimed at Israel from Islamic territories, said the Jerusalem Post.
Iran itself has stockpiled thousands of missiles in defiance of international strictures, some of which it claims can reach Israel.
Salami warned, “If the Zionists make a wrong move, all the occupied territories will come under attack from dedicated fighters and, God willing, the territories will be liberated.”
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also spoke at an al Quds event, accusing the West of “creating discord among Muslims” by exploiting religious differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims in the Middle East in order to distract attention from the “dispossessed Palestinian nation”.
The Ayatollah Khameni weighed in on Twitter.
Anti-Israel riots took place throughout Iran on al Quds Day – the name represents the Arabic moniker for Jerusalem – with both Israeli and American flags being trampled and set alight in the streets. Crowds chanted “Death to Israel” as they burned effigies painted with the Star of David.