Whoever harms us, we harm them'

Whoever harms us, we harm them'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu said Israel is “preparing for scenarios outside Gaza” ahead of possible Iranian retaliation after a general and six other Iranian officials were killed in an attack on the Iranian embassy in Syria.

The airstrike on the embassy compound in Damascus killed a senior general and six other Iranian officials on April 1. In diplomatic circles, a military attack on an embassy is considered an attack on the soul of the embassy's nation.

Israel has not declared itself responsible, but Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Wednesday that Israel “must and will be punished” for the attack.

Speaking to broadcasters on Thursday, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak condemned the Ayatollah's comments, saying they were “unacceptable”, as he reaffirmed the UK's support for Tel Aviv's right to defend itself.

Netanyahu said on Thursday, April 11, that his nation was “prepared to meet all the security needs of the State of Israel” as troops and warplanes began an operation in central Gaza overnight, which the military officials said they aimed to destroy the infrastructure of Palestinian armed groups.

During a visit to Tel Nof air base in southern Israel, Netanyahu said:

“We are in challenging times. We are in the midst of the war in Gaza that continues in full force, while we continue our uninterrupted efforts to return our hostages.

“But we are also preparing for challenge scenarios in other arenas. We have established a simple principle: whoever hurts us, we will hurt them.

“We are prepared to meet all of the security needs of the State of Israel, both defensively and offensively.”

Meanwhile, German airline Lufthansa extended the suspension of its flights to Tehran on Thursday, with the Middle East on alert for Iranian retaliation.

Lufthansa and its subsidiary Austrian Airlines are the only two Western carriers that fly to Tehran, which is mostly served by Turkish and Middle Eastern airlines.

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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