Hamadan Protest Coincides with Jewish Holiday, Sparking Anti-Semitic Rhetoric and Confusing Product Reviews

Islamists “commemorated” Purim in Iran with a protest at the tomb of Esther and Mordechai

In Hamadan, Iran, a mass protest took place on the evening of March 24. The rally coincided with the Jewish holiday of Purim and saw participants blaming Jews for the “Holocaust” of the Persian people. Individuals waved Hezbollah and Palestine Liberation Organization flags while chanting anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic slogans. Videos from the event were widely shared on social media.

The tomb of Esther and Mordechai in Hamadan has been a significant pilgrimage site for Jews in Iran for centuries. While the exact identity of those buried in the tomb is uncertain, some believe it may be Shoshandukht, the Jewish wife of Sasanian king Yazdegerd I. Another burial site for Esther and Mordechai is believed to be in Kfar Baram, Israel, near the Lebanon border.

In addition to this historical information, the article also includes a mix of product reviews and information on various items such as the Traditions Vortek StrikerFire rifle, cooking utensils, outdoor showerheads, gaming communities, and more. It appears to be a jumble of different topics and reviews perhaps intended for multiple audiences or purposes.

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