The spokesman of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) has called on the Palestinians to take advantage of recent protests in Israel to destabilize the country.
Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif said on Tuesday that “the occupied territories are the scene of confrontation of a movement within the Zionist regime that wants to stand against the totalitarianism of another wing.”
“This is a golden opportunity for the Palestinian fighters to take advantage of the situation,” he added.
The IRGC commander’s clear instigation of Palestinian youths comes as state media in Iran are also heralding that the domestic disagreements in Israel would lead to the “end of Zionism”.
Gen. Sharif told local media that Jerusalem's "liberation" is near, "thanks to the Palestinian struggle", and to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei who "is the flag-bearer" of the fight against Israel. He also said that IRGC Gen. Qassem Soleimani played an important role in driving the "resistance". Soleimani was targeted and killed by the United States in Baghdad in January 2020.
The Islamic Republic officials have rejoiced by the political dispute over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's effort to overhaul the country's judicial system.
Hardliner media, mostly controlled by the IRGC began publishing daily articles about a "looming civil war" in Israel and predicting its demise in the near future.
On January 4, newly-appointed Justice Minister Yariv Levin announced plans to reform Israel's judiciary, including limiting the power of the Supreme Court, and granting the governing coalition a majority on the committee that appoints judges. Following the announcement, several organizations have staged mass protests for 12 weeks now.