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An Iranian news site affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards warned this week that Israel is spearheading a dangerous global plot to spread the Krav Maga martial art worldwide.
Mashregh News, which is close to Iran’s security and intelligence organizations, reported that Israel is secretly promoting Krav Maga in Europe and North America for “unknown purposes.”
According to Mashregh, Israel has previously kept the existence of Krav Maga, which the site described as a dangerous martial art of “Zionist Jewish origin,” under wraps.
“Why, after nearly a century of [Krav Maga] being kept quiet and limited to the boundaries of this regime, it is suddenly being promoted, is a question that has drawn the attention of experts,” it said.
The news site claimed that Krav Maga is the dominant sport in Israel, and is taught to the military, police, Mossad, and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency).
“Jewish settlers in the occupied territories” are also given serious training in Krav Maga, it reported, adding that the martial art is designed to cause maximum damage and cripple an opponent, lacking “tolerance and compassion.”
Krav Maga is also practiced by “women Zionists,” and is used in war and against “resistance groups,” the latter being a reference to Palestinians, it said.
The news site warned that Israel is now undertaking “mysterious activities” involved in spreading Krav Maga worldwide, concluding that it cannot yet give an answer as to what is behind Israel’s plot to spread the martial art, but noting that the dangerous trend should be observed.
The story was published amid reports that Hollywood celebrities, particularly Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, are taking lessons in Krav Maga.
The news site regularly features articles accusing Israel and Hollywood of various covert plans for world domination. In 2012, it wrote that the two were working together to promote homosexuality as part of a global scheme to subjugate humankind in a plot based in Tel Aviv, which Mashregh described as the “gay capital of the world.”