Israel Now Lobbing Shots Back at Iran

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After Iran furthered their provocation of Israel by lobbing hundreds of missiles and drones at Israel, they seemed to believe that the hostilities could end. Given their funding of other groups who have steadily attacked Israeli forces and civilians, it’s not a shocker that the Israelis sent their own shots. Launching in the early morning hours on April 19th, the Israelis sent a limited and decisive message to the Iranians.

While Israel decided to notify the US of the attack in advance, early word indicates the US did not participate in the attack. Reports from Iran indicate they struck the Isfahan province, where their nuclear facility, Natanz, is located. Initial reports claim that there is nothing wrong with the plant, and the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed it later in the morning.

A statement from foreign ministers with the G7 had condemned Iran’s attack and seemingly justified Israel’s response.

They “condemn in the strongest terms Iran’s direct and unprecedented attack against Israel of April 13-14, which Israel defeated with the help of its partners. This was a dangerous escalation, as Iran fired hundreds of ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and drones. Israel and its people have our full solidarity and support and we reaffirm our commitment towards Israel’s security. Iran’s actions mark an unacceptable step towards the destabilization of the region and a further escalation, which must be avoided. In light of reports of strikes on April 19th, we urge all parties to work to prevent further escalation. The G7 will continue to work to this end.”

Responding in this manner might seem prevocational to many, but as long as Iranian-backed Hamas continues to attack Israel, Iran will likely be targeted.