ד׳ באב ה׳תשע״ה (July 20, 2015)
GAME Iran launched a new game for mobile phones called “Missile Attack” which simulates a missile attack on Haifa.
The release of the game came as world powers and Iran entered the third week of negotiations in Vienna aimed at curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
“The anti-Zionist game displays Iran’s missile power and the Zelzal, Zolfaqar and Sejjil missiles (all built in Iran) are used by the players in the game’s first stage,” game production project manager Mehdi Atash Jaam told Fars News Agency.
Atash Jaam claimed that the game was developed “in retaliation for the console game, ‘Battlefield’, that includes scenes simulating attacks on Tehran and its Milad Tower,” Fars said.
Jewish human-rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center was incensed by the release.
“In the last two days chanting crowds screaming ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel,’ then burning effigies of President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu, now a ‘game’ like this,” Associate Dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper lamented in an email to The Algemeiner. “Does anyone but Barack Obama believe the world will be more peaceful as a result of a deal with the Mullahs? This regime is mocking us all and the final agreement hasn’t even been released yet.”
‘Missile Strike’ was released on Iran’s annual “Quds Day.” “Quds Day” (Jerusalem Day) is an annual event, initiated by Iran in 1979, and held on the last Friday of Ramadan. Its purpose is to express solidarity with the Palestinian cause and to oppose Zionism, Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, and the Jewish state’s very existence. (source)