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Israel Escalates Threats Against Iran After Deadly Attack on Iranian Consulate in Syria

HeadlineApr 05, 2024

The Israeli military has halted all leave for its combat soldiers and drafted reservists amid a possible escalation with Iran. Tehran has vowed to retaliate after Israel bombed the Iranian Consulate in Damascus, Syria, on Monday, killing at least seven Iranian officers, including three generals. Israel is also blocking GPS across parts of the country to disrupt missiles and drones. On Thursday, Netanyahu further escalated threats against Iran.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “We will know how to defend ourselves, and we will act according to the simple principle that whoever hurts us or plans to hurt us, we will hurt them.”

On Wednesday, the U.S., along with the U.K. and France, opposed a Russian-drafted U.N. Security Council statement condemning the attack in Syria.

Meanwhile, the leader of the Houthi movement said 37 people have been killed in U.S. and U.K. strikes on Yemen since the start of the war. The two countries have launched over 400 attacks on Yemen, despite President Biden admitting they would not resolve the issue of Houthi forces targeting ships in the Red Sea to disrupt Israeli-linked trade.

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