Photo Credit: Israel Mission to United Nations
Satellite imagery showing the Star of David target and the crater from the missile impact after Iranian ballistic missile practice.

Iran has been using the ancient Jewish symbol of a Star of David as a target in its missile practice, according to Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, who informed the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday about Tehran’s ballistic missile program.

In his report describing Iran’s obvious intention to harm Israel, Danon included a document distributed to Council members that contained new satellite imagery showing the Iranian military using the Star of David as the intended target of the Qiam, a medium-range MTCR Category One ballistic missile, last November.


The Star of David was painted in white on the ground as the target, and a crater from the impact of the missile is visible next to the Star of David. This launch was in direct violation of Security Council Resolution 2231.

“This use of the Star of David as target practice is hateful and unacceptable,” Ambassador Danon wrote.

“The missile launch is not only a direct violation of UNSCR 2231, but is also clear evidence of Iran’s continued intention to harm the State of Israel.”

Last month, Iran fired ballistic missiles at targets in Syria and then released statements threatening Israel. This follows a series of ballistic missile tests conducted by Iran since 2015 in defiance of Security Council Resolution 2231.

“The targeting of a sacred symbol of Judaism is abhorrent,” Ambassador Danon said.

“It is the Iranians who prop up the Assad regime as hundreds of thousands are killed, who finance the terrorists of Hezbollah as they threaten the citizens of Israel, and support extremists and tyrants throughout the Middle East and around the world.

“I call on the Security Council to respond decisively to these Iranian violations and provocations,” the Ambassador said.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.