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Is the threat of an attack by Iran on Israel serious ?

Faced with threats of retaliation from Iran against Israel, tension is rising in the Middle East this Thursday, April 11. The Jewish state has strengthened its his defenses and says he is ready to take action. parry à any scenario.

A scenario widely considered. According to information from the Bloomberg agency, an attack by Iran against Israel is possible. Tehran could carry out a "massive attack" on the Jewish state in the coming days & through drone or missile strikes. He's " no longer a question of "if", but "when" “, specifies an anonymous source in the American media. A strong risk of retaliation from Tehran against the Jewish state after the bruised strike carried out at the beginning of April against the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria.

The Iranian supreme guide, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had also assured that Israel would be "punished" for the attack on the Iranian consulate which left 16 dead, including seven members of the Revolutionary Guard Corps. “If Iran carries out an attack from its territory, Israel will respond and attack Iran,” said the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs. For several months, Israel has been striking several border countries such as Iran, known to be one of the supporters of Hamas, the terrorist organization with the origin of the attack of October 7.

Requests for de-escalation

According to the media Axios, the head of the United States Central Command (Centcom) in charge of operations in the Middle East, General Erik Kurilla , is traveling to Israel on Thursday, April 11, to take stock of the situation with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and define the situation. answer à a possible offensive by Iran against Israel. Faced with an attack that would be unprecedented, demands for de-escalation& nbsp;are intensifying. The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Qatar have reportedly exchanged positions. on the phone with their Iranian counterpart to calm tensions in the region. 

According to Bloomberg, face à This possible scenario, "Israel's Western allies have been attacked. informed that Israeli government and military installations could be targeted, but that civilian installations should not be. Contingency plans are being developed. Israel would wait for this attack to take place before launching a new ground offensive against Hamas à Rafah".

The support of the ÉUnited States à Israelël

Information confirmed by Joe Biden himself, who declared during a press conference commune à The White House said Iran was threatening to launch a major attack against Israel. The American President thus reaffirmed that his support à Israelël. "As I told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, our commitment to security continues. of Israel, face to face against these threats from Iran and its allies, is unwavering. […] We will do everything we can to protect the security of your community. “Israel,” he said. In a sign of the strong tensions in the region, the German airline Lufthansa has interrupted its flights to Tehran "– ;agrave; cause of the current situation in the Middle East.

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