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Occupation forces vow response to Iranian strikes

by Zahid Jadwat

Iranian strikes were repelled when they reached Israel over the weekend. [Picture: REUTERS/Ayal Margolin]


The top general of the Occupation Forces has declared Apartheid Israel’s intention to hit Iran. This, he said, would be in response to the latter’s drone and missile attack over the weekend, which was itself a retaliatory attack.


Addressing the troops of terror, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) chief of staff, Lt Gen Herzi Halevi, said: “This launch of so many missiles, cruise missiles and drones into Israeli territory will be met with a response”.


He was speaking at the Nevatim air force base in southern Israel. Lightly damaged in the Iranian attack, it was the same base from which Israel launched an attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria.


Commenting on the latest escalation, independent journalist and political commentator Richard Medhurst said although Israel was able to repel Saturday’s attack, it was still an economic blow to the colonial outpost.


“Wars are fought with wallets. The Israelis spent over a billion dollars to shoot down 99% of the rockets. Iran spent $35 million in total to stress out every Israeli. That means the Israelis spent $2 million per missile, to shoot down a drone that cost a few thousand,” he said.


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Describing the events as a success for the Resistance, he said Iran was able to gather much intelligence from the strike. The same could not be said for Israel, which, in his view, received a strong message.


“They know what Israel’s anti-missile capabilities are, their strengths, their weaknesses, their locations, their response times. What did Israel learn? That’s right, nothing! Because they only saw Iranian weapons that they already know, but being used in gratuitous amounts.”


Moreover, he said, there were “phenomenal” psychological effects. “The paranoia in the days leading up to the strike and then the strike itself and then after the strike; you got Israeli settlers losing their minds. Meanwhile, for the Resistance, this is an enormous morale boost.”


Most importantly, the Iranians successfully “established deterrence” and added “new rules to the game”. It was clear now, he said, that should Israelis ever “touch Iranian assets, Iran is going to hit back”.


On Monday, PM Benjamin Netanyahu gathered his war cabinet for the fourth time in two days. There, they discussed a variety of options, although the exact move remains unclear at this stage.

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