Fires at three sacred sites in Iran belonging to religious minorities are raising suspicion, with some experts suggesting they may have been set deliberately.
A file photo of the tomb of Esther and Mordechai, a holy Jewish site in the Iranian city of Hamedan. (Twitter)
Jewish tomb of Esther and Mordechai
According to covering reports, members of Iranian #Basij attempted to raid the historic site yesterday in an act of revenge against the Israelis Palestinian peace plan by President Trump. #dealofcentury. #EsterandMordechai pic.twitter.com/TspHom7VWM— ARAM Iran (@ARAMalliance) February 16, 2020
USCIRF is deeply concerned by an attack in #Iran on the tomb of Esther and Mordecai in Hamedan, in addition to fires at the Hindu temple in Bandar Abbas & Christian cemetery in Eslamshahr.— USCIRF (@USCIRF) May 18, 2020
Iran's gov't must ensure protection of these sites as required under international law. pic.twitter.com/lhcA1l2Nu5
Iranian Christian women light candles at the St. Gregor Armenian Catholic church in Tehran on December 24, 2011. (File photo: AP)