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Thursday, 23 May 2024 11.09 AM IST

Iranian attack on Israel imminent, warns USA


NEW YORK: Amid strong warnings that Iran will attack at any moment, Israel is on high alert. Security has been strengthened inside and outside the country. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed the army to face any circumstance. Reserve troops were also deployed. Air defense has also been strengthened.

US has warned that Iran will attack Israel this week.

Security of Israel embassies in various countries has been strengthened.

Countries like Russia, Germany and the UK have called for restraint on both sides. The head of the US Central Command arrived in Israel yesterday and held talks with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

Iran could target military bases

The US says the attacks could be carried out by Iranian shadow groups and could target government and military facilities in Israel. This could take the war in Gaza in a different direction. US President Joe Biden has offered all support to Israel to defend Iran.

Israel warns retaliation

Iran announced that it will take revenge for Israel's destruction of its consulate in Syria. 13 people including two Iranian generals were killed in the attack. Israel has also warned that it will attack Iran. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned that Israel would be punished.

Will not back down against Israel: Hamas leader

Ismail Haniyeh, head of Hamas, said neither the attacks on Israel will be stopped or nor will withdraw from its target because of the killing of his children. On Wednesday, Haniyeh's sons Hasim, Amir and Mohammad and four grandsons were killed in an Israeli airstrike. It is reported that about 60 of Haniyeh's family members were killed in Gaza. Haniyeh, the chairman of Hamas' political bureau, lives in Qatar.

No cease fire

Israel continues to attack Gaza despite intense international pressure for a ceasefire. More than 33,400 Palestinians have been killed so far. Negotiations have been ongoing in Cairo since Sunday under the mediation of the US, Qatar and Egypt. Hamas is considering a proposal to release 40 hostages in exchange for a six-week ceasefire.

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