Shiraz official arrested over sign depicting IDF troops

A billboard meant to honor "Sacred Defense Week" in the city of Shiraz used, accidentaly, images of IDF troops.

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September 29, 2018 13:38
Billboard depicting Israeli soldiers in Iran

Billboard depicting Israeli soldiers in Iran. (photo credit: TWITTER)

 
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Iranian public relation official Muhammad Shabani was detained on Thursday for questioning after a billboard meant to honor “Sacred Defense Week” in the city of Shiraz was discovered accidentally using images of IDF troops, Iranian social media reports. 

The troops, presented without a female soldier that was in the original picture, are depicted next to a quote from poet Ali Moalem Damghani, which commemorated “martyrs” from past wars. They hold M-16 rifles, which the Iranian army does not use.

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The original photograph was taken by Timon Studler and was uploaded onto the Unsplash.com website.


Iranian residents of the city discovered the source of the image and began sharing it on social media with the Israeli original, which lead to it being removed on Thursday.

         

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