Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Iran Threatens Israel: Tel Aviv Will Be 'Leveled To The Ground' If Israel Attacks

Iran threatens to 'level Tel Aviv,' kill Netanyahu if Israel attacks

Tel Aviv will be “leveled to the ground” if Israel attacks Iran, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not escape with his life, a senior official in the Islamic republic’s regime threatened.
His comments came in response to Netanyahu’s speech on Sunday at the Munich Security Conference, in which the prime minister brandished a piece of an Iranian drone downed in Israeli airspace and threatened direct military action against Iran.
“About Netanyahu’s unwise words, I should say that if they carry out the slightest unwise move against Iran, we will level Tel Aviv to the ground,” Mohsen Rezaei, secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council and former chief of the country’s Revolutionary Guards, told the Hezbollah-affiliated Arabic-language al-Manar TV channel Monday.
Adding a personal threat to the Israeli leader’s life, Rezaei added that Tehran “will not give Netanyahu any opportunity to flee,” Fars News reported.
Netanyahu singled out Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in his speech at the security conference, as he lifted up a piece of the drone’s wreckage.
The flareup on the northern border marked the first direct confrontation between the Israeli air force and the Iranian regime on Israeli territory. 

Israel has warned of growing Iranian entrenchment in neighboring Syria and has said it will not abide an Iranian military presence on its borders.

Dismissing Netanyahu’s address as a “theatrical move and a childish game,” Rezaei claimed that “US and Israeli leaders don’t know Iran and don’t understand the power of resistance, and therefore they continuously face defeat.
“Today, the situation of the US and Israel indicates their fear of the Zionist regime’s collapse and of the US’s decline,” he added.
The comment echoed Zarif’s response to Netanyahu in Munich, downplaying the drone stunt as a “cartoonish circus” and saying it “doesn’t deserve the dignity of a response.”

Israel has been warning for years that Iran is seeking to entrench itself militarily in Syria. 

According to Israeli political and military assessments, Tehran, which has shored up dictator Bashar Assad in the Syrian civil war, has been working to create air and naval bases in Syria, from which it can arm the Lebanon-based terror organization Hezbollah and other Shiite groups, as well as carry out attacks of its own against the Jewish state.

On Monday, a senior IDF general warned that the chances of war were higher than ever for 2018 in light of the battlefield victories in the Syrian civil war by Assad and his allies Iran and Hezbollah.
“The year 2018 has the potential for escalation [of military conflict], not necessarily because either side wants to initiate it, but because of a gradual deterioration. This has led us to raise the level of preparedness,” Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon, head of IDF Operations, told Army Radio in a rare interview.


ChristineInCleveland said...

Interesting thought... I've had a premonition for quite some time now that in the year 2018 Israel would suffer a deadly attack in Tel Aviv. Their response would then fulfill the Isaiah 17 prophecy. Hmmm...! I've heard other Christians sensing the exact same thing. What an amazing time we are living in. Maranatha!

Scott said...

I believe we are close, just on logistics alone....Russia isn't going to suddenly pack up and leave Syria - in fact they continue to build up - including ports from Syria and now Lebanon seems in their sights.....The tension between Israel and Gaza and West bank show no signs of abating and now we have the Iran-Israeli flare-ups which also seem to be increasing.

Its hard to see a scenario in which war DOESN't break out in the coming weeks or months (at most)....We seem very very very close to Isaiah 17 happening IMO

Iowa B said...

Not that it means anything at all but for the past several years I thought 2018 was also a year something significant would "happen". Don't really know why I think that. More of a feeling than anything.