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Video on Iranian Revolutionary Guards Website Threatens “Complete Destruction of Israel”

A video depicting an invasion of Jerusalem by Iranian troops and Tehran’s proxies, including Hamas and Hezbollah, was released on a website affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), The Times of Israel reported yesterday.

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.” […] 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.”

According to the Times, the video was released by the Islamic Revolution Design House, which is affiliated with the IRGC. The IRGC, a powerful army that enforces the Islamic revolution domestically and seeks to export it across the world, controls an estimated one sixth of Iran’s economy and is in charge of its military nuclear program.

The video is embedded below.

Earlier this week, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs released a report on the public comments from top Iranian officials, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and commanders with the IRGC, calling for the destruction of Israel. The report observed:

In short, Iranian leaders, first and foremost its Supreme Leader Khamenei, keep preaching for the destruction of Israel, escalating anti-Israeli armed struggle and internationally delegitimizing Israel. They have not moderated their anti-Israel and anti-Zionist rhetoric, even during the critical stages of the nuclear talks with the West, as if the nuclear talks were completely dissociated from Iranian foreign policy, Moreover, Iran went as far as to argue that the talks do not indicate any Iranian-American rapprochement.

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