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Global alarm due to the risk of a regional explosion following Iran’s attack on Israel

The attack of Will against Israel It generated global concern and calls for moderation in the face of the risk of an escalation of unpredictable consequences in a region in suspense for more than six months due to the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

“The campaign [de bombardeos iraníes] “It’s not over yet, we must remain on alert,” said the Israeli Defense Minister, Yoav Gallant.

LOOK: How did Israel and its allies intercept 99% of the missiles and drones launched by Iran?

“Together with the United States and other partners, we were able to defend the territory of the State of Israel,” he added.

O Islamic Republic launched its first direct attack against Israel on Saturday, marking a major escalation of the conflict between the two regional enemies and against the backdrop of the war between the Israeli army and the Islamic movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Tehran has threatened to respond to the bombing of its consulate in Damascus on April 1, an attack it blames on Israel and in which seven people were killed. Guardians of the Revolutionincluding two generals.

Israel assured that Saturday’s attack “was thwarted”, while the head of the Iranian armed forces, Mohammad Baghari, celebrated an operation that achieved “all its objectives”.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi warned that any “reckless” response by Israel to its unprecedented missile and drone attack would entail a “decisive and much stronger” military response.

99% of shots intercepted

The Israeli military spokesman, Daniel Hagari, He assured that 99% of the drones and missiles were intercepted with the help of the United States, Jordan and other allies.

The military indicated that Iran launched around “300 killer drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles”. but that only a few ballistic missiles “entered and lightly hit” a military base, which is still in operation.

Instead, Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported “serious damage to the most important air base in the Negev”, in southern Israel.

Iranian bombings left 12 injuredAccording to Israeli military personnel, including a seven-year-old girl, a medical center was commissioned.

He Hezbollah Lebanese and the rebels Houthis in Yemenboth allies of Iran, carried out parallel attacks against Israel.

The Israeli army said on Sunday it had bombed a building in Hezbollah in the east of Lebanonwithout leaving any victims.

AFP reporters reported several explosions in Jerusalem on Sunday morning as residents sought shelter and stocked up on water.

Israel, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon reopened their airspace after closing them during the Iranian operation, called “Honest Promise”.

The White House indicated that The United States does not seek “an escalation of the situation” or “a broader war with Iran”.

At Israel’s request, the UN Security Council will hold a meeting on Sunday. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned “a serious escalation”.

The G7 of the main Western powers “unanimously” condemned the Iranian attack and called for “restraint” from the different parties.

“We demand that Iran and its allies cease their attacks and we are ready to take further action now, in the event of new destabilization initiatives”, states the statement from the G7, made up of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany , Italy and Japan.

Reactions and war in Gaza

The American president, Joe Bidenreaffirmed on the X network its “firm” commitment to Israel’s security.

The Iranian mission in UN He called on the United States to “stay out” of the conflict with Israel.

Pope Francis launched an “urgent appeal” to stop “a spiral of violence” likely to “drag the Middle East into an even greater conflict”.

The European Union condemned the attack, calling it an “unprecedented escalation,” and called a ministerial meeting for Tuesday.

Tehran summoned the ambassadors of France, the United Kingdom and Germany over “the irresponsible positions of some officials in these countries regarding Iran’s response.”

In Latin America, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay condemned the aggression and expressed their concern about the escalation of tensions. Brazil and Mexico called for “moderation”.

Venezuela attributed the deterioration of the situation in the Middle East to the “genocide in Palestine and the irrationality of the Israeli regime, as well as the inaction” of the UN.

China called for “peace and stability in the region” and Russia, calling for restraint, urged regional countries to “find a solution to existing problems”.

Syria considered that Iran’s attack “is the legitimate right to self-defense” against Israel.

The Iranian attack coincided with the rejection by Hamas, according to the Israeli Mossad, of a new proposal for a ceasefire in Gaza, presented by Qatar, Egypt and the United States, which also allows the release of hostages held in Palestinian territory.

The war broke out when fighters from the Palestinian Islamic movement killed around 1,170 people in Israel, most of them civilians, according to an AFP calculation based on official Israeli data.

They also took 250 hostages, of which 129 remain in Gaza, including 34 who are believed to have died, according to Israeli authorities.

In response, Israel promised to “annihilate” Hamas and launched a relentless offensive that has left 33,729 people dead in Gaza, most of them civilians, according to the territory’s Ministry of Health, governed by Hamas since 2007.

Source: Elcomercio

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