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IDF chief warns Iran of strong Israeli retaliation to any attack

Israel Defense Forces chief of staff Aviv Kohavi warns Iran against attacking Israel, saying the Jewish state will retaliate forcefully.

“Recently, we have heard increased threats from Iran against the State of Israel. If Iran and its partners, members of the radical axis [Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Palestinian terror groups], whether in the first circle of states or the second, carry out actions against Israel — they will discover their partnership to be very costly,” says Kohavi.

“The IDF will forcefully attack anyone who takes part, from near or far, in activities against the State of Israel or Israeli targets. I am saying this plainly and am describing the situation as it is — the response and all the plans have been prepared and practiced,” he adds.

Iran has threatened to attack Israel since the assassination of its top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in late November, in a raid blamed on the Jewish state.

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