December 12, 2018

Ayatollah Khamenei Tweets That Israel Is A ‘Cancerous Tumor.’ Israel Claps Back

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei called Israel a “cancerous tumor” on Twitter, prompting Israel to clap back with a gif from “Mean Girls.”

On June 3, Khamenei tweeted, “Our stance against Israel is the same stance we have always taken. #Israel is a malignant cancerous tumor in the West Asian region that has to be removed and eradicated: it is possible and it will happen.”

The Israeli embassy in the United States responded with only this:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also addressed Khamenei’s tweet.

“Just yesterday, Iran’s leader said again that Israel is a cancer that has to be and will be eradicated,” Netanyahu said. “It’s amazing that in the 21st century, somebody talks about destroying Israel. It means destroying another six million plus Jews. This is what we face.”

Khamenei’s tweet was issued in response to the violence ongoing at the Gaza border, where a well-known female medic was shot and killed by Israeli gunfire. The IDF is investigating the matter.