Israel warns of strike on Iran’s military facilities

While Israel listened to its friends, it had to react to Iran’s unprovoked attack with more than 300 missiles aimed at killing Israeli civilians, he said.

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Israel warns of strike on Iran’s military facilities
This handout picture released by the Israeli Army shows the head of the military, Lieutenant General Herzi Halevi (L), attending a situational assessment with members of the General Staff Forum at the Kirya military base, which houses the Defence Ministry in Tel Aviv, on April 14, 2024. (Photo by Israeli Army / AFP)

Following the recent Iranian attack on Israel, the Israeli ambassador to Germany, Ron Prosor, announced a counter-attack on Iranian military facilities.

Prosor told German broadcaster Welt TV on Tuesday that Israel would not attack civilian targets, although Tehran’s attacks had certainly been aimed at civilian targets.

The Israeli response would be “against these military facilities of the mullahs and the ayatollahs,” the Israeli envoy said, speaking in German.

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He added that Israel would have to react and that it is important for the region that this deterrence “is very clear.”

He emphasised Israel’s determination to respond, but declined to provide details.

“When, where, and how – that’s something for our war cabinet to decide,” he said.

He, therefore, called on Israel’s allies to show understanding for the Israeli position and to impose stricter sanctions on Iran.

While Israel listened to its friends, it had to react to Iran’s unprovoked attack with more than 300 missiles aimed at killing Israeli civilians, he said.

Iran fired more than 300 rockets, cruise missiles, and drones at Israel at the weekend saying it was in retaliation for a suspected Israeli strike on an Iranian diplomatic compound in Syria that killed two Iranian generals and five officers.

Israel and allied defences intercepted almost all of the incoming fire.

 

Army Vows Response

This comes as Israel’s army chief on Monday vowed a response to Iran’s unprecedented attack against the country which has prompted appeals for de-escalation by world leaders fearing wider conflict.

Six months of war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza have triggered violence across the region involving Iranian proxies and allies who say they act in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

But tensions have surged even higher with Tehran’s first direct assault on Israel, in retaliation for a deadly April 1 strike on Iran’s consulate in Damascus.

“This launch of so many (Iranian) missiles, cruise missiles, and UAVs into the territory of the State of Israel will be met with a response,” Israeli army chief General Herzi Halevi said, addressing troops at the Nevatim military base hit in Iran’s Saturday barrage.

But the military also said it would not be distracted from its war against Hamas in Gaza.

The United Nations on Monday cited reports of “air strikes, shelling and heavy fighting” for the past five days around Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza city of Deir al-Balah.