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In Persian, Israel hails the defeat of the Islamic Republic… in the World Cup

Iranian soccer fans hold up signs reading Woman Life Freedom and Freedom For Iran, prior to the World Cup group B soccer match between England and Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in in Doha, Qatar, November 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Iranian soccer fans hold up signs reading Woman Life Freedom and Freedom For Iran, prior to the World Cup group B soccer match between England and Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in in Doha, Qatar, November 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The State of Israel hails the “defeat of the Islamic Republic” of Iran in a Persian-language tweet, referring not to the downfall of the country but the crushing loss by its soccer team in the World Cup today.

Earlier today, Iran’s national team faced England in Qatar, going down to a heavy 6-2 defeat.

In its tweet, the State of Israel’s Persian-language Twitter account includes the hashtag “#Mahsa_Amini,” referring to the 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman who was killed by Iranian religious morality police and whose death sparked ongoing nationwide protests in Iran.

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