Defense minister says the Hebrew state is preparing offensive options against Iran “in case they are needed”.
Israeli authorities blamed a cyber attack on Monday that triggered the anti-aircraft alarm on Sunday night in several neighborhoods of Jerusalem and the city of Eilat (south), without currently attributing the author.
The Internal Front Command explained that the alarms that went off depended on local civilian systems and not on the national system, before adding that measures will be taken to prevent new similar events, according to the Israeli newspaper ‘Haaretz’. For its part, The Times of Israel newspaper reported that alarm bells were ringing in Jerusalem’s Katamunim, Beit Hakerem and Neve Yaakov districts, as well as Eilat, where they had been active for about an hour.
Israeli media reported that the main suspicions for now fall on Iran amid a new spike in tensions in recent weeks following the assassination of a senior Revolutionary Guard official in Iran’s capital Tehran. The government of Iran directly accused Israel of the event and warned it would respond amid Israeli complaints about Iran’s nuclear program and the increase in bombing by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on alleged Iranian targets in Syria.
In this regard, Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Gantz said on Sunday that the government is preparing offensive options “if necessary” against Iran, after warning against possible attacks on Israeli civilians in Turkey. “We are in contact with the Turkish authorities and we are of course preparing offensive capabilities, in case the need arises,” he said in statements to the Israeli television channel Channel 12. “I advise the Iranians not to test these capabilities,” he said. . emphasizes.
Source: La Verdad
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