Jerusalem: Warning possible direct or proxy Iranian attacks on Israel if the stand-off between Tehran and US escalate, an Israeli cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz on Sunday said, “If there’s some sort of conflagration between Iran and the United States, between Iran and its neighbours, I’m not ruling out that they will activate Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad from Gaza, or even that they will try to fire missiles from Iran at the State of Israel.”
Israeli minister’s comment came as Washington increased economic and military pressure on Iran, with President Donald Trump on Thursday urging its leaders to talk to him about giving up their nuclear program. He also said he could not rule out an armed confrontation.
According to Reuters, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, which supports Trump’s hard tack against its arch-foe Iran, has largely been silent about the spiralling tensions.
Israeli Energy Minister also said that things are heating up in in the Gulf.