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Defense Minister Yoav Gallant

Gallant: Iran Has Attempted Over 50 Terror Attacks Globally Against Jews in Recent Years

Iran has planned more than 50 terrorist attacks globally against Jews in recent years, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said Thursday, July 13, in Azerbaijan, where he is on a visit to strengthen an alliance against the Iranian threat.

“By order of the supreme leader [Ayatollah Ali Khamenei], in recent years, Iran has led an unprecedented global campaign of terror focused on Israelis and other Jews across the globe,” Gallant said.

“There have been more than 50 attempts in recent years, the majority of which already got to the point of being ready to be carried out but were thwarted at the last minute.”

The plots were thwarted “by virtue of our defense establishment and by virtue of tight cooperation with many foreign countries and by virtue of the understanding that Iran constitutes a threat to the world,” he said.

Israeli efforts to thwart the ayatollahs’ global terrorism continued alongside its efforts to block an Iranian nuclear weapon and Tehran’s weapons smuggling to its proxies on Israel’s borders, he added.

Gallant made the comments not long after meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in the capital city of Baku on Thursday, which was in the shadow of a recent Iran-inspired attempted terrorist attack on Israel’s embassy there, and with the Islamic Republic closer than ever to a nuclear weapon. (JPost / VFI News)

“God, we thank You for taking care of us and protecting us from Iranian terror. We are also very grateful for our determined and capable defense forces that are able to cooperate with other nations, detect quickly and prevent terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens, as well as Jews worldwide.”

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