Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a new video across his official social media platforms on Sunday in which he calls on the world to “help” the Iranian people suffering under “a regime that oppresses them and denies them a life of dignity, prosperity and respect.”
In the English-language video, Netanyahu takes aim at Iran’s societal woes by telling the story of a fictional 15-year-old girl named Fatemeh.
“This is a tough story, but you need to hear it,” Netanyahu says, before delving into a narrative about the day in the life of Fatemeh, who has no water, is unable to remove her head covering for fear of being beaten by religious police, and whose school has been closed due to deadly smog blanketing the country.
“Fatemeh is completely exasperated. ‘Why is everything in my country falling apart?’ she asks,” Netanyahu continues. “She wants to voice her concerns on social media but the regime bans Facebook and Twitter. They’re terrified that Fatemeh might get access to information that they don’t control,” Netanyahu says.
Fatemeh’s story concludes with her reading the newspaper and realizing that the Iranian government has spent billions of dollars on intervention in foreign conflicts and the pursuit of nuclear weapons. “Billions wasted moving Iran’s army to Syria. Billions wasted to get nuclear weapons. Billions wasted on war in Yemen,” Netanyahu explains.
Netanyahu says that while Fatemeh may be an imaginary name, “her story is the real story of millions of Iranians.”
“If you want peace, help Fatemeh, help the people of Iran to raise their voice against a regime that oppresses them and denies them a life of dignity, prosperity, and respect,” he concludes.
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