According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu, Iranian forces launched a drone attack against the nation of Israel this week and forces located in Lebanon also launched a rocket attack against the country, which was revealed by Israeli officials.
Netanyahu revealed the attack on Thursday morning right after a meeting with a top German official, stating a drone that was loaded with explosives was fired at Israel and noted that the drone came from Iran.
“I described during our meeting that while we’re fighting on various fronts, the true backer of much of this aggression is Iran,” Netanyahu went on to say. “Iran not only supports completely the Islamic Jihad in Gaza, and gives them all the financing. They also give weapons to Hamas, as well as to Hezbollah. And they provide the scaffolding on which these organizations really work.”
“While we were engaged in these hostilities, a few days ago, Iran sent an armed drone to Israel from Iraq or from Syria, Iranian forces launched a drone, armed drone, which our forces intercepted on the border between Israel and Jordan,” Netanyahu added. “And that I think says everything on the true patron of terror in the Middle East and in the world, Iran.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met this afternoon, at the Kirya in Tel Aviv, with German Foreign Minister @HeikoMaas and showed him an Iranian UAV that had been downed in the Beit Shean area. pic.twitter.com/gXWItAuQjv
— Prime Minister of Israel (@IsraeliPM) May 20, 2021
The news comes as Democrat President Joe Biden has sought to reenter the highly controversial Iran nuclear deal and has eyed rolling back sanctions on Iran, which is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.
Yesterday, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said that a rocket attack was launched from Lebanon this week and that Israel responded with an artillery barrage.
“Following the previous report regarding the sirens which sounded in the Lower Galilee and Krayot area, four rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory,” the IDF revealed in a statement released yesterday. “The Iron Dome Aerial Defense System intercepted one of them and the rest most likely fell in open areas. In response, IDF Artillery are striking a number of targets in Lebanese territory.”
It certainly looks like Biden is doing a bang up job of handling foreign policy, doesn’t it? Remember when Donald Trump was president and helped to usher in some serious peace deals between Middle Eastern nations and Israel?
Those were the days, weren’t they?