After war cabinet meets, Israeli official says plan is to keep Iran guessing on response

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

File - The Israeli war cabinet and top security officials meet in Tel Aviv on April 14, hours after Iran's missile and drone attack on Israel. (Amos Ben Gershom/ GPO)
File - The Israeli war cabinet and top security officials meet in Tel Aviv on April 14, hours after Iran's missile and drone attack on Israel. (Amos Ben Gershom/ GPO)

The reduced war cabinet met over lunch today, an Israeli source tells The Times of Israel, to discuss a response to the Iranian missile and drone attack.

For now, Israel’s thinking is that there is no harm in keeping Iran guessing by delaying a potential response. “Let them be anxious,” says the Israeli source.

The response could be “within Iran or outside Iran,” the source continues.

The majority position in the cabinet is that Israel should respond forcefully to Iran’s unprecedented strike.

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