Defense Minister Yoav Gallant in a briefing with reporters today comments on the fighting in northern Israel and attempts by Iran-backed proxies to carry out attacks from other arenas.
“Iran is the root of hostility and aggression against the State of Israel. The war is multifront, even though its intensity is focused on Gaza,” Gallant says.
“Since the beginning of the war, Hezbollah has fired more than 1,000 munitions at Israeli targets, but suffers far more significant harm. We thwart [missile and rocket] squads and hit military assets and targets, Hezbollah pays a heavy price every day,” he says.
He says that in the West Bank, “there are many attempts to carry out terrorist attacks against Israelis that are thwarted every day by the IDF and the Shin Bet.”
“In recent days, the defense establishment has identified a growing trend of Iran working to intensify attacks by the militias against Israel through its proxies in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. We are following, and will know how to act at the appropriate time, place and strength,” Gallant adds.