By Avi Abelow, Israel Unwired—
Iran has vowed revenge against Israel for bombing the T4 army base they were building in Syria. Iran has threatened Israel with a massive missile attack.
Israel is taking these threats very seriously. It is believed that Israel has made public its concern about the Iranian threat in order to deter Iran from carrying out its threat. In addition, the IDF is currently conducting serious training exercises to be prepared.
An attack on Israel from Syria, orchestrated by Iran, is expected to be carried out soon using heavy Iranian missiles, according to multiple senior IDF officials. Preparations for attack began weeks ago, but was delayed due to Israeli airstrike on stockpile to be used in attack.
Israeli Minister Threatens Syria as Deterrence
“If Assad continues to let the Iranians operate from Syrian soil, he should know that he signed his own death warrant and that it will be his end. We will topple his regime,” Yuval Steinitz, the minister of national infrastructure, energy and water resources, told the Ynet website.
“Assad cannot sit calmly in his palace and rehabilitate his regime while letting Syria be turned into a base for attacks against the State of Israel. It’s very simple,” said Steinitz who is a member of Israel’s security cabinet.
Steinitz later released a statement clarifying that he was only “expressing his personal view.”
Life Goes On
While these are the headline news in Israel, amazingly, Israelis are going about their daily lives as if there is no threat of violence. While it is scary to think about being attacked by Iran, Israelis are not allowing the threats, as expressed in the headlines, to disrupt their daily lives. We all hope that Israel successfully deters future Iranian aggression. If however Iran decides to attack Israel, Israelis are confident in the ability of our leadership to protect us as best as possible.