Israel suspends all vacation permits for combat units

The response has not been long in coming after Monday's attack by Israel against the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
03 April 2024 Wednesday 16:26
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Israel suspends all vacation permits for combat units

The response has not been long in coming after Monday's attack by Israel against the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria. The Israeli army announced this Thursday that it is suspending vacation permits in their home countries for all troops called into reserve, "following a new security assessment" to prevent possible attacks from Iran. "The Israel Defense Forces are at war and the issue of force deployment is constantly reviewed as necessary," the statement said.

A day earlier, the Israeli army had also announced that it was increasing personnel and the number of reservists serving in the air forces, in what Israeli media associated with a state of "high alert" after Monday's attack.

The president of Iran, Ibrahim Raisi, yesterday issued a severe threat to Israel, following the attack attributed to him, in which 13 people died, including Mohammad Reza Zahedi, commander of the Quds Force of Syria and Lebanon, and seven guards. Iranian revolutionaries. "The attack will not go unanswered. The Zionists must know that they will never achieve their evil goals through such inhumane actions," he said.

The Iranian leader was joined by Iran's supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, who even promised to take revenge on Israel for the attack on Damascus, noting that Israel "will regret it," while Iran's ambassador to Syria stressed that "Israel crossed the lines." red".

Israel's attack on Monday in Damascus is the worst blow to Iran's elite military following the death of Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian general who headed the Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force until he was killed by the US in 2020 in a bombing in Iraq