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Iran Releases Game App Simulating Missile Attacks on Israel

A game app that simulates Iranian missile strikes on Israeli cities was unveiled in Iran on Friday to commemorate Al-Quds Day, the annual Iranian holiday dedicated to Israel’s destruction.

Missile Strike, which is downloadable for mobile devices, allow users to “break into the Zionist regime’s air defense and target Israel,” targeting cities such as Haifa, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv, the game’s developer, Mehdi Atash Jaam, told the semi-official Fars news agency.

This isn’t the first time Iran has used entertainment media to threaten Israel. In February 2014, a video circulating in Iran portrayed a nuclear attack on Israel and referred to it as a “Holocaust.” The film simulated an Iranian response to a military attack on a site within its territory. In November 2013, just prior to the agreement of the Joint Plan of Action, the first interim nuclear accord between Iran and the West, Iranian state television broadcast a simulation of missile attacks on important sites in Israel.

Thousands of people gathered in Tehran on al-Quds Day, the day the app was unveiled, chanting “Down with America” and “Death to Israel.” Protesters burned Israeli and American flags and posters depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, American President Barack Obama, and King Salman of Saudi Arabia.

Iranian leaders frequently refer to Israel’s destruction. “This barbaric, wolflike & infanticidal regime of #Israel which spares no crimes has no cure but to be annihilated,” Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted last November. A day later, he tweeted a 9-point list on why and how Israel should be destroyed.

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