Israel did not rule out “events on the Iranian front” – the Defense Army (IDF) and the Israeli security forces are on alert and they are well aware of what is happening on this front
Israel did not rule out “events on the Iranian front”
MilitaryEzyInfo.com | As tensions rise in the Middle East ahead of upcoming changes in the White House, Israeli Defense Minister Beni Gantz said he sees the possibility of “events on the Iranian front.”
When asked in an interview with the Ynet news portal today, January 4, if there is a chance that the situation with Iran will “flare-up”, Gantz rather evasively replied that “there is a chance that we will see events,” writes The Jerusalem Post.
“I don’t know if the situation will break out (before the state of war. – Ed.). The occurrence of such a situation depends on what happens during these events. I should note that the Defense Army (IDF) and the Israeli security forces are on alert and they are well aware of what is happening on this front, ”the head of the military department said. According to him, the current period of time is “sensitive”, especially in connection with the upcoming changes in the American administration.
Benny Gantz’s remarks complement current IDF assessments, according to which there is a likelihood of an attack by Iran through its proxies in the region – especially in the “second circle” countries such as Yemen and Iraq, writes The Jerusalem Post.
Last Saturday, January 2, a senior IDF source told the Jerusalem newspaper that the country’s army had held “operational planning discussions and considered possible scenarios for various attacks” from Iran and its supported paramilitaries in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen.
In mid-December, the Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Lieutenant General. Aviv Kohavi warned Iran and its allies in the region that if they tried to strike at the Jewish state, they would be immediately attacked and pay a “high price”.
“We hear more and more threats to Israel from Iran,” Avivi stated then. “If Iran and its partners attack the State of Israel, they will pay a high price.”
Israel is closely monitoring all “movements” of Iran in the Middle East and expects that the “Iranian threat” is likely to come from Iraq and Yemen, IDF spokesman General Hadi Zilberman said last month in an interview with Arab news portal Elaph. apartment in London).
Zilberman then turned to Iran and the tactics used by the IDF to respond to the threat, which, he said, could come from Iraq and Yemen. He called these two Arab countries the “second circle” of Iran after Lebanon and Syria in the confrontation with Israel, which is closely monitoring the situation in Iraq and Yemen.
According to him, Iran has developed a wide range of opportunities to create threats to the Jewish state, including modern unmanned aerial vehicles and remote-guided missiles, “which they (the Iranians – Ed.) Manage to use without detection, which indicates the enormous capabilities of Iran in this area. “.
The Israeli Armed Forces spokesman called the threats emanating from Iran “a powder keg that could explode” at any moment, “given the numerous blows inflicted on Iran over the past year, to which it was unable to respond properly.”
Among them, the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, whose anniversary fell on January 3, 2021, and before which Iran was expected to launch a new “retaliation strike”, as it did on January 8, 2020, attacking the Ain al-Assad base with a missile strike on Iraqi territory where the US military was stationed.