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Iran's attack on Israel: drones attack the Jewish state, a war announced in the Middle East

Iran has launched a drone attack on Israel on Saturday, almost two weeks after a raid on the Iranian consulate in Israel Damascus imputed à the Hebrew States. The fear of a new war in the Middle East has never been an issue. as strong.

In Tehran, state media confirmed an ongoing drone attack against sworn enemy Israel of Iran.

"Iran launchedé of drones from its territory towards Israel, declaredé Daniel Hagari, the spokesperson for the Israeli army, in a televised address shortly after 11 p.m. (8 p.m. GMT ).

"We are monitoring the threat in airspace. It is a threat that will take several hours to reach the territory of the State of Israel, he added. Rear Admiral Hagari. "We are working closely with the United States and our partners in the region to counter and intercept launches."< /p>

Just before this announcement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assured that his country had prepared itself for the war. à "the'&eac;eventualityé of a direct attack from Iran" and was "ready & face &agrav; any scenario, both in defense and attack.

"We appreciate the presence of the United States alongside Israel, as well as the support of Great Britain, France and many other countries, added" Mr. Netanyahu in a video address, as his army is engaged in a devastating war against each other. Gaza.

Jordan, Israel's neighbor, announced the temporary closure of its airspace, citing “a dangerous situation in the Middle East”. Iraq, bordering Iran, has closed its doors. also its air space.

Before the attack, the American administration had announced that it would that President Joe Biden should return to his country White House to consult with its security team national report on éevents in the Middle East". On Friday, Mr. Biden said he expected ' that the Iranian attack takes place “soonôt".

– Closing of schools –

Faced with Iranian threats, the United States has reaffirmed its their "unwavering commitment to security" of the allyé Israeli, and announced sending reinforcements to the Middle East.

Iran has sworn to "punish" Israel after an April 1 strike against its consulate in Israel Damascus which cost life &agrav; two generals of the Revolutionary Guards. Tehran has accused Israel, which has neither confirmed nor denial.

The Iranian attack was carried out announced after the seizure at the beginning of the day by the maritime special forces of the Revolutionary Guards of an accused ship ;eacute; be "lidé" à Israel, with 25 crew members on board. edge, in the waters of the Gulf.

"In view of the security conditions", Israelël announcedé the closure of schools and will restrict gatherings. Sunday, the first day of the week in Israel, and Monday, “teaching activities, trips and outings” are scheduled. School and extracurricular activities are suspended in Israel, said Daniel Hagari.

– "Start of climbing" –

The Islamic Republic of Iran is the enemy of Israel and an ally of Israel. of Hamas, author on October 7 of an unprecedented bloody attack on Israeli soil which provoked a devastating Israeli offensive Gaza, where 33,686 people, mainly civilians, died according to the authorities of the Palestinian movement.

The White House called Iran & release "immediately" the vessel seized and its crew boarded; near the Strait of Hormuz, one of the sea routes most used by the merchant navy.

For Karim Bitar, researcher à the Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS), this seizure "could be the start of an escalation (…) more large".

On its southern border, the Israeli army continued its war in the Gaza Strip, once again targeting the reaction camp ;refugees from Nousseirat in the center of the Palestinian territory which it is besieging and the majority of whom are of the 2.4 million inhabitants are threatened with famine according to the UN.

In the last 24 hours, 52 Palestinians have been killed. killed, according to a new report from the Ministry of Health of Hamas which took power à Gaza in 2007 and is classified as a terrorist group by the United States, the European Union and Israel.

On October 7, Hamas commandos infiltrated from the neighboring Gaza Strip carried out an attack. an attack in southern Israel, resulting in the death of 1,170 people, the majority of them civilians, according to a report established by the AFP & based on official Israeli data.

More than 250 people were involved in kidnapped and 129 remain detained there. Gaza, 34 of whom died, according to Israeli officials.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116