Iranian news agency Tasnim, affiliated with the Revolutionary Guard, has launched a Hebrew website on the anniversary of the targeted killing of former Qods commander Qasem Soleimani.
The CEO of the hardliner agency said in a statement on Monday that although the number of Hebrew native speakers is not so large, the agency decided to establish its Hebrew version along with its social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram because of the strategic importance of the Palestinian issue for the Islamic Republic as well as Muslims around the globe.
Majid Gholizadeh said there is “systematic censorship” on the news about Israel, noting that the Hebrew site will provide “authentic news of what is happening inside the occupied territories” to show the Israelis “the true nature and behavior of their leaders.”
Gholizadeh said the Hebrew website was unveiled on the second anniversary of Soleimani’s death to honor the commander, who “devoted his life to the efforts for the stability and calm of the nations”.
Soleimani, who was Iran’s top military and intelligence operator outside its borders, was in charge of supporting and organizing militant proxy forces. He was killed by a US drone strike in Baghdad airport in January 2020.
Nour News website, which is affiliated with the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Ali Shamkhani, has also set up a Hebrew version last week.