An animated clip hailing the imminent destruction of Israel, newly published on an Iranian website and on YouTube, shows soldiers standing on a hilltop overlooking Jerusalem, apparently before conquering it.
The clip, in boxy computer animation reminiscent of video games from the mid-1990s, opens with close-up shots of four soldiers with covered faces lacing their boots and preparing their weapons. The soldiers wear the insignia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Iraq’s Badr Organization, Hamas’s Izz ad-Din al Qassam Brigades, and Hezbollah.
As the camera pans out, a group of fighters is seen on the hill overlooking Jerusalem. Then thousands of commandos are seen waiting for the order to attack, as the iconic al-Aqsa Mosque gleams in the background.
A line of text appears, reading, “The youth will definitely see that day when it comes” — referring to the destruction of Israel at the hands of the Muslims, or, as the text states, its “erasure from the annals of history.”
The video was released by the Islamic Revolution Design House, a media organization associated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps.
It appears on Jamtube, an Iranian video website, as well as on YouTube [Watch it below]. The headline of the clip on both sites reads: “Preparation of the complete destruction of Israel by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Islamic Revolution in Iran.”
The Iranian regime has shown no signs of lowering its rabidly anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric since reaching a deal with world powers last month over its nuclear program.
Iran has long been sponsoring Hezbollah in Lebanon, as well as Hamas and the embattled Syrian regime. Opponents of the agreement warn that easing the crippling financial sanctions on Iran as part of the deal would mean more funding for terror groups under its patronage.
The US has argued, however, that the agreement is aimed solely at Tehran’s nuclear weapons and not at its weapons program or sponsorship of terror groups.