21 August 2023

Prime Minister Netanyahu stated: “We are in the midst of a terrorist onslaught that is being encouraged, directed and financed by Iran and its proxies… We are using means, and we will use yet more, both offensive and defensive, to settle accounts with the murderers and those who dispatch them, near and far”. Defence Minister Yoav Gallant further posited that “the most significant change on the ground is related to Iranian financing and intent. Iran is looking for any way to harm the citizens of Israel. We will take several actions that will restore security to the citizens of Israel... All options are on the table”.

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