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Assessment: Cabinet Will Approve Strike on Iran If Netanyahu Seeks It

The political-security cabinet is expected to give its approval to a plan to attack Iran if such a proposal is raised by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, Israeli media reported Thursday morning, June 8.

Netanyahu said in regard to Iran on Sunday during a cabinet meeting, “The reality in our region is changing rapidly. We are not stagnating … We are committed to acting against the Iranian nuclear program, against missile attacks … and against … what we call a multifront campaign.”

Tensions between Iran and Israel have grown in recent weeks following Iran's unveiling of its new "Fateh" missile, which the Iranian regime claims has a range of 1,400 kilometers and is capable of striking Israel.

The commander of the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, claimed that no missile defense system in the world can intercept its new hypersonic missile, in a clear reference to Israel's multi-layered missile defense system, which includes the Iron Dome, David's Sling, and Arrow systems.

A decade ago, Netanyahu failed to secure enough votes in the Cabinet to approve a strike on Iran's nuclear program. The assessment is that he would be able to secure a majority now due to the greater immediacy of the Iranian threat and the greater hawkishness of the current government ministers compared to 10 years ago.

The prime minister would not only receive support from the government for a strike against Iran but from parties in the opposition as well. National Unity Party chairman Benny Gantz said on Monday at a conference in New York that all of Israel would unite behind the government if a strike against Iran was necessary. (INN / VFI News)

“God, we thank You for enabling our leaders to unite so that they can ensure the safety of all Israeli residents. We hope that there will be no need for Israel to strike Iran, and we are grateful for the defense systems of our nation, should Iran complete its nuclear program or act on its threats against Israel.”

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