Israel and Iran in a state of war?

By Zukile Majova
Political Editor

Israel’s war against Palestine is extending to the wider region after Iran fired over 300 missiles and drones at Israel on Saturday night.

This marks Iran’s first direct attack on the Jewish state of Israel, with a warning of a much larger assault if Israel responds.

Iran said it was responding to an Israeli airstrike in Damascus which killed several commanders of the Iranian armed forces.

On Sunday morning, Israel claimed it had intercepted 99% of the drones and missiles fired by Iran, adding that the rockets were launched from Iran, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would continue its bombardments in the Gaza strip because Hamas had ignored a ceasefire proposal.

Since October 2023, Israel armies have killed over 30,000 Palestinians, including over 14,000 children in the country’s ongoing aggression against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

The Jewish state also continues to attack Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon.

South Africa has taken Israel to the United Nations’ International Court of Justice, accusing it of committing genocide against the people of Palestine.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said his government is now more convinced than ever that the people of Palestine were facing genocidal attacks from Israel.

“After more than seven decades of discrimination, oppression and apartheid, the Palestinian people of Gaza are now faced with genocide.

“What is the indiscriminate bombing of civilians from land, sea and air if not an act of genocide?” asked Ramaphosa during a morning prayer session to mark the end of the Muslim fasting period.

Pictured Above:Hundreds of Iranian drones shooting into the Israeli airspace on Saturday night.

Image Source: Reuters


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