Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei recently said Israel is a “cancerous tumor” that needs to be “eradicated,” but Israel is not having any of it.
An account that translates Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks into English tweeted Sunday a series of critiques about how Israel was handling the protestors along the Israeli-Gaza border.
“Our stance against Israel is the same stance we have always taken,” one tweet read. “#Israel is a malignant cancerous tumor in the West Asian region that has to be removed or eradicated: it is possible and it will happen. 7/31/91#GreatReturnMarch”
The Israeli embassy clapped back a hilarious response — a “Mean Girls” gif.
— Embassy of Israel (@IsraelinUSA) June 4, 2018
Palestinian protesters plan to storm the Israeli-Gaza border once again leading up to June 5, which marks the anniversary of Israel’s victory in the Six Day War. The victory enabled Israel to gain control of the West Bank, Golan Heights, and east Jerusalem. Tensions along the border escalated over the weekend after a 21-year-old nurse was shot while attempting to help those who were wounded along the border. Israeli troops carried out airstrikes on Saturday, which hit Hamas targets in response to mortars fired into Israel.