Qasem Soleimani was commander of Iran’s Quds Force, a wing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Soleimani played an important role in spreading Iran’s influence, including weapons sales, training and financing armed groups in other Middle East nations. He reported directly to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Experts in Israel assume that Iran will take time to prepare their response to the killing of Soleimani, and that his successor will plan attacks not only on American targets, but also on the Jewish state. The Israeli army was put on high alert in preparation for an Iranian response, given that when…
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