Israel has sent messages of solidarity to women in Iran protesting the Iranian regime.

“Israel loves you” was one of the messages published by Israel’s Foreign Ministry this a video titled ‘Israeli women stand with Iranian women’

Other phrases included, “We support Iranian women,” “The women of Israel will always be by your side,” “You will always be remembered, Mahsa,” “All women deserve to live free,” “You are in our hearts.”

Demonstrations in Iran began the death of 22-year-old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini. The Kurdish woman died in the custody of Iran’s notorious morality police, after her arrest for allegedly breaching the country’s strict rules on hijab headscarves.

According to NGO Iran Human Rights based in Oslo at least 76 people have been killed since the start of the demonstrations including six women and four children in 14 provinces of the country. More than 1,200 demonstrators have been arrested, says the watchdog.

Israel has several tens of thousands of Iranian Jews or Jews born to Iranian parents, including major figures in public life, such as former President Moshe Katsav, the former head of staff of the Israeli army Shaul Mofaz, as well as Tehran-born singer Rita.

According to i24News, the Rita came to live in Israel in 1970 with her family when she was eight years old and gained popularity in her home country in 2011 after releasing pop records where she sings in her mother tongue. Still very attached to her roots, Rita, a true icon in Israel, gave her support to the demonstrators last week in an interview with Iran International.

“Dear Iranians, I, Rita Yahan-Farouz, am with you today, and especially with my dear sisters, the brave women of Iran,” she said in Persian. “They heroically defend their freedom despite the bullets. Every woman in the world is Mahsa Amini today,” she added.