On December 3, 2021, Tasnim News Agency (Iran) posted a parody of Israel’s national anthem. The video showed images of Israeli soldiers crying and praying, of graves of Israeli soldiers, and of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. The lyrics went: “The army of the Zionists was built on wax [and] no hope for it remains… The fool[s] who insist [on remaining [in Israel are] doomed to be buried in the ground.” An earlier version of this song, with a difference video, was produced by the Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, and was originally aired in 2014 on the Hamas-owned Al-Aqsa TV (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 4261).
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