Fearing Iranian revenge, the Israeli occupation raises level of alert
Israeli media report on possible scenarios that must be taken into account, including attacks using drones, rockets, or missiles.
Israeli media reported on Monday that "Israel has raised the level of alert for fear of Iranian retaliation after the recent attacks attributed to it [Israel]."
The Israeli media outlet Kan said, "There has been an ongoing discussion in the security and military institutions in recent days regarding the timing of Iran's revenge."
The Israeli news outlet pointed out that after the Iranian promise of retaliation in the wake of the attack attributed to "Israel" in Isfahan and the attacks against trucks inside Syrian territory, "this certainly increases alertness in Israel in anticipation of a possible retaliation."
Roi Sharon, a military affairs analyst at Kan, confirmed that "the Israeli army has raised the level of alert for fear of Iranian retaliation."
He stressed that "among the scenarios that must be taken into account is the attacks using drones, rockets, or missiles from Yemen, Syria, or Iraq. Moreover, suicide drones are, of course, among the possibilities."
The Israeli alert level was raised after US officials confirmed that "Israel" carried out the failed attack on a military compound in Isfahan earlier last week.
Yesterday, the Iranian state television broadcast footage of the aftermath of the three drones that targeted the Iranian Ministry of Defense compound. The scenes showed that it had only suffered minor damage to the ceiling and that the facility was operating normally.
The scenes also showed some parts of the used drones' wreckage after they were shot down by the Iranian air defenses.
For his part, Or Heller, the military affairs correspondent for the Israeli Channel 13, said the security and military establishments are taking Iranian threats of retaliation very seriously, adding that "the tension between Israel and Iran is very high."
Itay Blumenthal, another military correspondent for Kan, said that in addition to the targets in "Israel", “Iran can carry out retaliation in other places. Therefore, it is possible to target our embassies or officials abroad, in addition to the possibility that Tehran will try to harm Israeli ships in international waters."
Blumenthal added that "many headaches will afflict the Israeli security and military institutions, in the coming days, for fear of Iranian retaliation."
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The Israeli increased level of alert also came after warplanes targeted on Sunday a convoy of Iranian trucks that went through Al-Bukamal border crossing between Syria and Iraq, which led to the complete burning of three trucks.
On Monday, a convoy of trucks that entered Al-Bukamal was also targeted during the resumption of the process of bringing in 25 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid.
The trucks entered Syria after completing all required approvals from the Syrian and Iraqi sides, carrying flour, rice, and some other foodstuffs.
An informed Iranian source confirmed that no Iranians were harmed in the aggression that targeted a convoy of Iranian trucks in Al-Bukamal, Syria, Iranian news agency IRNA reported.
IRNA cited the source as saying that no one was killed in the aggression and only one Syrian driver was injured and is being treated, accusing the Israeli occupation of carrying out the strike.
The source also stressed that "Israel" shall bear the consequences of its aggression very soon.