December 10, 2018

Report: Iranian Organizations Offers $100,000 for Destruction of U.S. Jerusalem Embassy

An Iranian organization has offered $100,000 for the new United States embassy in Jerusalem to be destroyed.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, the Iranian Justice Seeker Student Movement has been distributing posters that state in English, Farsi and Arabic, “The Student Justice Movement will support anybody who destroy the illegal American embassy in Jerusalem.” The poster also states there would be a “$100,000 prize” as an incentive for the embassy’s destruction.

The Farsi news aggregate site University Student News Network, which first reported on the poster’s existence, wrote in their report on the matter, “It is necessary to mention that the steps by [President] Trump to transfer the US Embassy to Holy Qods [Jerusalem] has led to the anger and hatred of Muslims and liberators throughout the world.”

The U.S. embassy in Jerusalem officially opened on May 14.

“President Trump, by recognizing history, you have made history,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a ceremony celebrating the opening of the embassy. “In Jerusalem, King David established Jerusalem as a capital 3,000 years ago. King Solomon later built the Temple, and over 2,000 years later, we got to hear the sentence ‘The Temple Mount is in our hands.’ We are here in Jerusalem, and we are here to stay.”

Tens of thousands of Palestinians rioted at the Israel-Gaza border in response on the same day, resulting in at least 58 dead. Hamas and Islamic Jihad have admitted that several of the victims were part of their respective terror organizations. Hamas also reportedly forced Gazans to riot.