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Israel Successfully Defends Against Unprecedented Iranian Attack

Boom RadioNG | April 14, 2024

In a remarkable display of defense capabilities, Israel has lauded the success of its defenses in repelling an unprecedented attack by Iran. The Israeli military reported that over 300 launches were attempted, with an impressive interception rate of 99%. Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari revealed that Iran had fired 170 drones, over 30 cruise missiles, and more than 120 ballistic missiles. While some ballistic missiles reached Israeli territory, they only caused minor damage to an airbase.

This Iranian attack marks a significant escalation, as it is the first time Iran has directly launched a military assault on Israel, despite a long history of animosity dating back to the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The tensions between Israel and Iran have intensified during Israel’s six-month war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, which was triggered by a cross-border attack by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, both backed by Iran.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

The recent attack has raised concerns about the potential for a wider war, but all sides involved in the conflict have also achieved their own gains. The United States has provided assistance to Israel in shooting down a significant number of the Iran-launched attack drones, reaffirming its support. President Joe Biden, cutting short his weekend stay, held meetings with his national security team to closely monitor the situation in the Middle East.

Israel’s multilayered air-defense system faces a significant test with the Iranian drone strike, highlighting the importance of its defensive capabilities.

Written by Boom RadioNG


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