Fearing Imminent Iranian Attack, Israel Bolsters Air Defenses, Tells Citizens to Leave Turkey

Retribution expected after top Iranian commander was assassinated; intelligence suggests Iran targeting Israelis traveling abroad

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: Iran
Iron Dome batteries have been reinforced in the north of Israel in preparation for an expected Iranian attack.
Iron Dome batteries have been reinforced in the north of Israel in preparation for an expected Iranian attack. Photo: Flash90

Israel is fairly certain that Iran plans to attack very soon. And it is taking every precaution given the different ways the Islamic Republic could strike.

The heightened level of alert follows the recent assassination of a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander in Tehran. Israel is believed to be behind the hit.

See: Israel’s Long Arm Reaches Revolutionary Guards in Iran

On Monday, some 100 Israelis currently vacationing or traveling on business in Turkey received text messages from the Israeli defense establishment urging them to keep a low profile and return home at the earliest opportunity.

Specific intelligence suggested Iran would try to either abduct or kill Israelis traveling abroad. Iranian state media ran a segment identifying five leading Israeli hi-tech and cyber security figures it says are “wanted.”

The Iranian retribution could also come from its forces and proxies in Syria and Lebanon, most likely in the form of surface-to-surface missiles.

In preparation, Israel on Monday beefed up its anti-missile defenses in the north of the country, according to Kan News.

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