How does Israel react to Iran's main assault? | EUROtoday

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ARarely would there have been a rocket alarm in so many locations in Israel on the similar time. And the pictures that had been shared on social networks on Sunday evening had been additionally extraordinary. In Jerusalem, for instance, quite a few shining objects may very well be seen that moved throughout the sky nearly like taking pictures stars: a video confirmed them above the Dome of the Rock on the Al-Aqsa Plateau. Such recordings additionally got here from Hebron in Palestine and Amman in Jordan. Low-flying navy plane may very well be heard in Tel Aviv in the course of the evening.

Friederike Böge

Political correspondent for Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan primarily based in Ankara.

Christian Meier

Political correspondent for the Middle East and Northeast Africa.

Majid Sattar

North American political correspondent primarily based in Washington.

The swarm of drones and missiles that headed towards Israel from Iran final evening was an unprecedented escalation of the battle between the 2 international locations. For the primary time, the Islamic Republic attacked its regional arch-enemy instantly. According to Iranian interpretation, Israel crossed a purple line with an air strike on the Iranian consulate within the Syrian capital Damascus about two weeks in the past. Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei mentioned he considered this as an assault on Iranian territory. The assault additionally hit a senior Revolutionary Guard commander who was extra essential than the officers who had been killed in earlier air strikes.