Following the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, a video and pictures of an Israeli flag and a banner reading “thank you Mossad” went viral on social Media after they were hung on a bridge over a busy thoroughfare in the Iranian capital of Tehran.
WINThe flag and banner were spotted Monday evening on what appears to be a pedestrian bridge over a six-lane major road in Tehran’s Pars neighborhood, where scores of cars stopped in busy traffic would have noticed the flag and the English language banner below it.
An unusual incidence was reported in the Iranian capital, #Tehran overnight Monday. An Israeli flag was hung from a road bridge atop a sign reading, “Thank you, Mossad” likely in response to the assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.https://t.co/sAzKgHkyR9
— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) December 8, 2020
Video clips and pictures of the flag and banner were widely circulated on social media following reports that unknown individuals had hung the flag and banner across a bridge over a boulevard, partially covering a billboard for a low-sugar and calcium-rich drink.
“A finger in the eye,” tweeted Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman, who authored a book on the history of the Mossad, Israel’s spy agency that Iranian leaders blame for the assassination two weeks ago of their top nuclear scientist.
“Someone in Iran is trying to take advantage of the momentum of the assassination of [Mohsen] Fakhrizadeh … in the heart of Tehran,” Bergman said.
The Israeli flag is a banned in Iran except for its use in government organized anti-Israel demonstrations where the flag is burned or trampled on while crowds loyal to the Islamic Republic chant “death to Israel.”