Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein quashes “baseless rumors” spreading on social media platforms that Israel is gearing up for an Iranian attack in the coming days.
“It’s no secret that over the past day or so, winds have been blowing from the north. It has been brought to my attention that baseless rumors have been circulated on social networks and in WhatsApp groups over recent hours that are causing the public unnecessary tension,” Edelstein tells lawmakers at the Knesset.
“Without going into detail and without knowing exactly what the future holds for us, but I want to tell all the citizens of Israel that you can rely on the commanders and soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces” he adds.
Edelstein’s remarks come just before Netanyahu is scheduled announce a “significant development” regarding Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers in a live speech at 8 p.m.