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What Will Israel Do Now?

•, By Michael

This was the first time that Iran ever attacked Israel directly, and I was flooded with emails by readers that were concerned about World War III.  So now that the Iranian attack is over, what will Israel do now?  That is the big question.  If Israel directly attacks Iran, the Iranians will inevitably respond and the conflict could spiral out of control.  But if the Israelis do not strike back, they will look weak and the Iranians could feel like they will be able to get away with similar things in the future.

Overall, the Iranians sent more than 300 drones and missiles toward Israeli territory…

Two Israeli officials told the New York Times that Iran launched 185 drones, 36 cruise missiles and 110 surface-to-surface missiles as part of the unprecedented attack on Israel. According to the sources, "most of the launches were carried out from Iranian territory, while a small portion of them came from Iraq and Yemen." Besides the U.S, Britain and Jordan also helped Israel intercept the launches.

The good news is that the U.S. military and the IDF were able to shoot down 99 percent of them…

At 7:15 am IDF Spokesperson R.-Adm. Daniel Hagari said that 99% of the aerial threats were shot down, which he said was a strategic achievement.

That was very good news, and in the end very little damage was done…

He said virtually all of the weapons were intercepted before entering Israeli territory and he reported only minor damage to one military base from the few ballistic missiles that did land in the country. Hagari confirmed that a 10-year-old girl had been "severely injured by shrapnel," but said "as far as we know, there are no additional casualties."