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Israel operating 'all over Middle East' against foes, says defence minister

April 2, 2024 at 3:49 pm

Israel’s Defence Minister Yoav Gallant speaks during a joint press conference with US secretary of defence, in Tel Aviv on December 18, 2023. [ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images]

Israel is operating all over the Middle East to exact a price from those who threaten it, the country’s defence minister said on Tuesday, Reuters has reported.

Yoav Gallant, however, did not refer directly to a suspected Israeli air strike against the Iranian consulate in Damascus. The air strike killed two Iranian generals and five other army officers.

“We are currently in a multi-front war. We see evidence of this every day, including over the past few days,” Gallant told a parliamentary committee.

“We operate everywhere, every day, in order to prevent our enemies from gaining strength and in order to make it clear to anyone who threatens us – all over the Middle East – that the price for such action will be a big one.”

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