Khamenei lashes Israel in Twitter rant

In this picture released by the official website of the Iranian supreme leader’s office, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, center, President Hasan Rouhani, right, and outgoing president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, sit, in an official endorsement ceremony for Rouhani, in Tehran, Iran on Saturday, August 3

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei lashed out at Israel on Twitter Wednesday, calling the Jewish state a “fake nation” and the “most wicked terrorists.”

“#Israel was initially established thru oppression, massacre & lie; an invader aided by UK expelled #Palestinians out of their homes. #NakbaDay,” he wrote on the eve of Nakba Day, the date on which Palestinians and their supporters mark the creation of Israel as a national tragedy.

“During the over half a century since the existence of #fake Israeli state, suppression, lies & deception have been central to Israel’s survival,” read another tweet.