In a recent development, Iranian state television has highlighted the possibility of a multi-front attack on Israel if the ongoing Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) crackdown on the Gaza Strip continues. This three-and-a-half-minute broadcast was narrated by Iranian reporter Younis Shadlou.
The broadcast featured footage of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who emphasized that if the war persists, the “forces of the resistance” would be unstoppable. These forces, supported by Iran, comprise a network of militant groups along Israel’s borders.
The report illustrated how a comprehensive attack on Israel could unfold from multiple directions, potentially leading to a siege of the nation. It outlined that Houthis in Yemen, located to the south, Syrian and Iraqi militias in Syria from the east, and Hezbollah in Lebanon to the north, might coordinate an attack on Israel using missiles and drones.
According to the report, the Houthi rebels in Yemen possess missiles with a range of over 1200 miles, while Hezbollah in Lebanon is believed to have advanced missiles capable of targeting Israeli warships in the Mediterranean Sea and the crucial city of Tel Aviv.
Shadlou concluded by suggesting that this coordinated attack might become a reality in the coming days unless Israel heeds Khamenei’s ultimatum to halt its offensive in Gaza.
The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas has escalated in recent days following an incident where a misfired rocket struck a hospital in Gaza, resulting in the reported deaths of nearly 300 Palestinians. The responsible party behind the rocket strike remains uncertain, and the incident has generated widespread outrage globally.
Amid the ongoing hostilities, Israel has also faced retaliatory attacks within its territory, including missiles fired toward the Tel Aviv region. Israeli forces have targeted several Hamas leaders as part of their ongoing offensive.
In a bid to address the escalating tensions, both US President Joe Biden and United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak have visited Israel in recent days. The international community remains concerned that the ongoing conflict may escalate and involve multiple nations.