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Bennett appears to hint at Israeli role in recent attacks on Iran

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett appears to hint at Israel’s role in a recent attack on an Iranian nuclear site, during a speech at a graduation ceremony for Israeli Air Force pilots.

“Our enemies know — not from statements, but from actions — that we are much more determined and much more clever, and that we do not hesitate to act when it is needed,” Bennett says in his speech.

His remarks come a day after the alleged drone attack on an Iranian centrifuge production facility outside Tehran.

In his speech, one of his first since taking over as premier earlier this month, Bennett refers to Israel’s strike on Iraq’s nuclear reactor nearly 40 years ago.

Bennett says Israel’s prime ministers have always had a “holy responsibility not to allow an existential threat to the State of Israel. Then it was Iraq, today Iran.”

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