Iran warns it will target 'the heart' of Israel, following clash at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque

The president of Iran issued a dire warning to Israel, should the Jewish state make the "slightest move" against it.

Updated: April 18, 2022 - 10:05am

Iran President Ibrahim Raisi said Monday that Iranian armed forces of Iran will target "the heart" of Israel if its government makes the "slightest move" against it.

Raisi made the threat at a press conference following a violent clash Friday between Palestinians and Israelis at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque.

Over 150 Palestinians were injured as the holy city was flooded with Jews, Muslims and Christians gathered to pray during their respective spring holidays.

Iran quickly accused Israel of "zionist" aggression following the incident.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said that confrontation was a "desecration of the holy values of Muslims," adding that it was "carried out by the Zionist regime's military and security forces by deploying military equipment and brutally attacking defenseless Palestinian worshipers."

"If you make the slightest move against our nation ... our armed forces' destination will be the heart of the Zionist regime," threatened Raisi.

The Iranian government has recently vowed to provide a fresh wave of support for Palestinians rising up against Israel in the face of what it has labeled "aggressive actions and new crimes" from the Jewish state