Hezbollah has built a statue in honour of the assassinated Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani in southern Lebanon.
The statue is pointing at Israel and is built near observation decks so that people can observe Israel.
A status of Qassem Soleimani pointing his finger towards Israel unveiled by #Hezbollah in South #Lebanon's Maroun Al Rass, overlooking the borders between Lebanon & #Israel, is already causing controversy. #Iran #Palestine #QassemSoleimani pic.twitter.com/cy0pUp16mw— Luna Safwan - لونا صفوان (@LunaSafwan) February 15, 2020
The unveiling ceremony came on the 40th day of Soleimani’s death and shortly after IRGC spokesman Brig. Gen. Ramezan Sharif said that the general's assassination will lead to the "liberation of Jerusalem" from Israel.
Tehran considers Israel to be closely cooperating with the US and has repeatedly promised to destroy both countries.
Soleimani, 62, was killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad, Iraq on 3 January along with Iraqi Shia militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
Responding to the assassination, Iran launched missile strikes targeting two facilities hosting US troops, warning their Iraqi counterparts ahead of time about the impending strikes.
The strikes were said to have resulted in no deaths or serious injuries, although the Pentagon has since admitted that at least 109 US service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries.