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Iran's Connection to Temple Mount Riots

Temple Mount protests (Photo: flickr/theisraelproject)

Much of what Iran does - funding terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas - is done in an effort to undermine and destroy Israel. Arutz Sheva reports that the Islamic Republic was also behind recent rioting at the Temple Mount, supporting and encouraging those who led violent protests against necessary Israeli security measures:

Iran directly encouraged recent Arab riots in the Old City of Jerusalem by distributing food packages with notes of encouragement to rioters, Israel Hayom reported.

According to the report, every couple of hours, the rioters would receive packages containing various food items and drink. The packages included flyers showing the Dome of the Rock Mosque and a well-known phrase of Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei: “With the help of Allah, Palestine will be liberated! Jerusalem is ours!”

A senior PA intelligence official told Israel Hayom that “it is clear to us that the government in Tehran, with its long arms, stands behind this food drive.”

“We’re talking about millions of shekels, and the Iranians found the way to transfer the message, right under the nose of Israel, that Iran is the one that cares about [the Palestinian Arabs]. The flyer attached to every package with the quotes from Khamenei made perfectly clear who stands behind the food packages...”

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