Israel keeps 28 embassies closed amid Quds Day rallies, fears of Iran reprisal for Syria strike

An Israeli source confirms to the Times of Israel that 28 Israeli embassies around the world are closed today, amid fears of an Iranian reprisal for a strike earlier this week on one of its consular buildings in Damascus that it blames on Israel.

The precautionary move also comes as pro-Palestinian protesters gather in Iran and around the world to commemorate Quds (Jerusalem) Day, which they have marked on the last Friday of Ramadan each year since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, claiming it as an occasion to express support for the Palestinians.

While Israel has not claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack, which killed Iran’s top Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps general in Syria along with his deputy and five other IRGC officers, Tehran has pointed the finger at Jerusalem and vowed revenge.

The IRGC is a US-designated terror group.

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