Iran unveils a memorial honoring Jewish heroes
Earlier this week, authorities in Tehran unveiled a monument to slain Iranian Jewish soldiers who died during the country’s long and bitter war with Iraq between 1980 and 1988. Death tolls for the hideous conflict differ, but casualty counts usually reach more than 1 million for both countries.
A public ceremony marked the memorial’s opening on Monday, with speeches that took place at a dais flanked by the Iranian flag and a menorah. Banners showed the images of fallen soldiers, hailed as “martyrs” in Farsi and Hebrew inscriptions.
Iran’s officials inaugurated a memorial for the Jews who fought & died in 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war. pic.twitter.com/st0yLmvkXM
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