October 16, 2023

Iran Threatens War If Israel Retaliates Against Hamas in Gaza

Iran has reportedly threatened war against Israel if the nation retaliates against Hamas in Gaza over recent terror attacks.

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian reportedly informed U.N. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland that Iran would act if Israel moved forward with its plans.

"Multiple Iranian government-affiliated propaganda outlets confirmed that Amir-Abdollahian met with Wennesland during the former’s visit to Lebanon but omitted any threats of a military attack on Israel," Breitbart News reported.

"The IDF issued a notice on Friday urging civilians in northern Gaza to evacuate within 24 hours in anticipation of a military operation against Hamas. That operation is a response to an unprecedented, gruesome attack on Israel by Hamas on October 7, in which jihadists deliberately targeted Israeli civilians and foreign nationals in residential communities and other community areas," it added.

The Iranian threat is likely to focus on its work through Hezbollah, located on the northern border of Israel in southern Lebanon.

"Hezbollah has executed, yesterday, a number of attacks in order to divert our operational efforts from the south," IDF spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said during a press conference Monday.

Hagari said Israel has significantly reinforced the number of military assets in the north to deter Hezbollah terrorists -- who he said are operating under guidance from the Iranians.

The latest threat also reveals Iran's ongoing support to terrorist groups seeking violence against Israel.

The Hamas strikes against Israel that started over a week ago were almost certainly backed by Iranian support, as thousands of rockets were fired, along with large-scale terrorist shootings involving a number of weapons that would have been smuggled into the nation.

The threat is unlikely to slow Israel's response but will make the nation another enemy to address as the nation retaliates against recent attacks.


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