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Iran ratchets up anti-Israeli rhetoric ahead of key rally  

Iran's state-funded media called for a boost in anti-Israeli militancy as the "final battle" nears, with officials in Tehran meeting Hamas visitors and throwing rants at Arab states for normalization with Israel.  
Members of various Palestinian factions pose for a picture during a demonstration to mark Quds Day in Gaza City on July 10, 2015.

"The final battle is drawing closer," read an April 28 headline in the ultraconservative Javan daily, which is run by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), as the country was gearing up for state-organized anti-Israeli rallies dubbed Quds Day.  

"This year's Quds Day is different," the paper wrote, citing a recent wave of deadly militancy launched by Palestinians targeting security forces and citizens well inside Israel. Javan argued that those attacks have turned armed struggle into an "objective reality," leaving Israel with the "unavoidable fate of destruction." 

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