June 24, 2024

Iran Fires Ballistic Missiles Towards Israel, Biden Receives Briefing on Attack

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Iran Fires Ballistic Missiles Towards Israel, Biden Receives Briefing on Attack

Iran launched a significant attack on Israel late Saturday, escalating tensions in the region and bringing the two countries closer to a potential war. This marked the first direct attack by Iran on Israel, despite years of animosity between the two nations.

The assault saw Iran firing dozens of drones and ballistic missiles towards Israel, with the Israeli military reporting over 100 drones in the air. The United States has pledged its support to Israel, with U.S. air defense systems intercepting some of the drones.

Air raid sirens blared in Jerusalem as explosions lit up the night sky. The attack came in retaliation for an airstrike in Syria that Iran blamed on Israel, heightening the already simmering conflict between the two countries.

Israel, which has been engaged in a war against Hamas in Gaza, was prepared for the attack, activating its multi-layered air defense network and urging the public to follow safety instructions. Towns near the Syrian and Lebanese borders were advised to stay close to protective spaces.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stern warning of retaliation against those who pose a threat to Israel. Meanwhile, U.S. President Joe Biden returned to the White House to address the unfolding situation with the National Security Council.

In Iran, there were reports of long lines at gas stations and demonstrations in support of the attack. Additionally, Iranian commandos seized an Israeli-affiliated container ship near the Strait of Hormuz, belonging to the Zodiac Group owned by Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer, with 25 crew members on board.

The situation remains tense as both Israel and Iran brace for potential further escalations in the conflict. Stay tuned to Shiv Telegram Media for the latest updates on this developing story.

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