Israel is on high alert after Iran threatens to respond with missiles Israel-Gaza war – Global News (Trending Perfect)


Israel suspended combat unit leave and reinforced its air defense command to deal with a missile attack or potential attack from Iran after the killing of senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commanders this week in Syria.

The Israeli military is also considering reopening shelters in Tel Aviv as a precaution against a possible attack, according to Mehr News Agency.

“According to the assessment of the situation, it was decided to temporarily suspend leave for all combat units of the IDF. The army said in a statement that the Israeli army is in a state of war and the deployment of forces is subject to continuous evaluation in accordance with requirements.

Iran has vowed revenge after an airstrike destroyed the Iranian consulate in Damascus, killing at least 11 people, including a senior commander in the IRGC's Quds Force.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said: “We consider this aggression a violation of all diplomatic norms and international treaties. Benjamin Netanyahu has completely lost his mental balance due to the successive failures in Gaza and his failure to achieve his Zionist goals.”

Iran's ambassador to Syria, Hossein Akbari, said that Iran's response to the strike would be “of the same size and cruelty.”

Iranian leaders in Tehran described the targeting of a diplomatic mission late on Monday as unprecedented and vowed a harsh response.

While Israel has not officially acknowledged its involvement, this incident would further destabilize the already volatile region.

The Israeli military has also intensified GPS jamming efforts in response to the threat of Iranian retaliation, disrupting navigation services and impacting daily operations. Using GPS jamming is an obvious measure intended to ward off guided missiles.

Reports indicate that the disruption extended to major areas in Israel, including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. These measures have raised concerns about potential impacts on aviation safety and daily life.

Amos Yadlin, a former Israeli intelligence chief, told Reuters that Iran may choose this Friday – the last of the holy month of Ramadan and Iran's Jerusalem Day – to respond to the Damascus strike, either directly or through a proxy.

I would not be surprised if Iran moves tomorrow. Don't panic. “Don’t run to shelters,” said Yadlin, a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, citing Israeli air defense systems. “Watch for tomorrow, and then, depending on the consequences of the attack, it may escalate,” Yadlin said.

On Thursday, Iran recovered the bodies of seven members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard who were killed in the raid.

The Iranian Students News Agency reported that “the bodies of the martyrs of the Iranian embassy arrived at Mehrabad Airport” in Tehran.

Reuters contributed to this report.



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