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IDF Chief Defends Cyber-Attack on Iranian Port Terminal

The Washington Post reported on Monday that Israel is believed to be behind a recent cyber-attack on the shipping traffic at Iran’s Shahid Rajaee port terminal. Computers that regulate the flow of vessels, trucks and goods all crashed at once, creating massive backups on waterways and roads leading to the facility.

Speaking at an inauguration ceremony Tuesday evening, IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said, "We will continue to use a variety of military tools and unique combat methods to hit the enemy.''

Kochavi added that the IDF has the moral obligation to protect Israeli citizens from the threats surrounding the Jewish State. "When the Israeli home front is threatened by thousands of missiles and rockets, we will not hesitate to attack with force to thwart the threats. While we do everything we can to avoid civilian casualties, the enemy makes every effort to harm civilians."

''Unlike the enemy, we will act both aggressively and in accordance with our values, and will base our action on intelligence and operational need. Dozens of attacks, even in recent times, have already demonstrated the superiority of the IDF's intelligence and firepower," Kochavi added. (VFI News)