‘Killing Iranians for Two Years’ in Syria: Israeli Minister

A 2017 photo of Hanegbi, left, during a news conference in Jerusalem [File: Ronen Zvulun/AP]

Al-Quds, MINA – An Israeli minister has boasted his country is the only one that “has been killing Iranians”.

That comments come in the backdrop of rising tensions between Western powers and Iran in the Gulf.

“Israel is the only country in the world that has been killing Iranians for two years,” Israel’s Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said on Sunday in an interview with the Israeli radio station Kan Bet, Al Jazeera was quoted by MINA as reporting.

“We strike the Iranians hundreds of times in Syria. Sometimes we acknowledge it and sometimes foreign reports reveal it,” he said.

The minister was referring to hundreds of Israeli attacks in neighbouring Syria against what it says are Iranian and Hezbollah military targets.

Hanegbi accused Iran, Israel’s main enemy, of seeking to create “chaos” and “harm freedom of navigation”.

In response, Iran’s state-run news outlet Press TV tweeted: “This is how Israelis are freely and proudly talking about killing Iranians! Just imagine what would happen if it was the other way around!” (T/RI-1/P2)


Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)