Iran attacked, raining drones and missiles on Israel. A 7-year-old girl was seriously injured. Tehran: “Question closed, but without further errors”. Biden to Netanyahu: “No counteroffensive”. The G7: “Stop hostilities in Gaza and release hostages”


By John

Iran attacks Israel with 185 drones and 36 cruise missiles, while US President Biden convenes the G7 for a united response. Terrible night in the Middle East after the volley from Tehran, 99% of which were intercepted in the territory of the Jewish State, which considers the damage caused by an assault that lasted 5 hours to be “relatively small”, but a seven-year-old girl in southern Israel she is in serious condition after being hit by shrapnel following the interception of an Iranian drone in the Arad area, as is a 10-year-old child (overall, 31 minor injuries were also recorded). The alarm has therefore ceased, but now reactions follow one another, especially on the Western front. During the attack, thousands of Iranians took to the streets to celebrate the raid.
Furthermore, in the morning, the Israeli authorities reopened the country's airspace and Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion international airport, following the conclusion of the Iranian attack. Which, however, will undergo time changes, as announced by the Jerusalem Post.

President Netanyahu during the War Cabinet

Biden speaks with Netanyahu

The American president Joe Biden he told the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a 25 minute phone call, who should consider the night a “victory” given that, from initial assessments, Iran's attack against the Jewish State was unsuccessful. This was stated by a US administration official, quoted by the American media. American forces helped Israel to shoot down “almost all” of the drones and missiles fired by Iran, continued the US president, who confirmed Washington's “iron” commitment to the defense of the Jewish state. «Iran – and its proxies operating from Yemen, Syria and Iraq – have launched an unprecedented airstrike against military facilities in Israel. I condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms,” Biden says. «No American forces or structures were attacked by Iran, concluded the occupant of the White House».

The Secretary of State took the matter further Antony Blinken that “will consult with allies and partners in the region and around the world in the hours and days ahead. The United States condemns in the strongest terms the Iranian attack against Israel. While we do not seek escalation, we will continue to support the defense of Israel and, as the President has made clear, we will defend U.S. personnel.”

Security Council meeting

After the attack carried out by Tehran, the UN Security Council will meet today at 10pm Italian time. This was stated by the Maltese ambassador Vanessa Frazier. Malta is currently the rotating president of the Security Council.

The firm condemnation of von der Leyen

«I strongly condemn Iran's blatant and unjustifiable attack on Israel. I call on Iran and its allies to immediately cease these attacks. All actors must now refrain from further escalation and work to restore stability in the region.” The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, writes this on X.

Hamas rejects mediation

Hamas rejected the offer made by Israel last week in Cairo. The prime minister's office made this known on behalf of the Mossad. «The rejection of the proposal of the three mediators which provided for a significantly greater margin of flexibility on the Israeli side, demonstrates – he said – that Sinwar is not interested in a humanitarian agreement and the return of the hostages, and continues to take advantage of the tensions with Iran to try to unite the theaters and achieve a general escalation in the region.” Israel – he added – “will do everything to bring back the 133 hostages from Gaza as soon as possible”. At the same time, an Iranian representation at the UN makes it clear that they do not want to go further, unless there is a counter-offensive from Israel. «The matter can be considered closed thus. But if the Israeli regime makes another mistake, the response will be considerably harsher.”

The Iranian General Staff claims that last night's attack led to the destruction of two important Israeli military sites. We read in a statement that “Israel has crossed the line by targeting our consulate in Syria, and has had to respond. Our attack is over and we do not wish to continue it but we will respond forcefully if Israel targets our interests. If Washington participates in an attack against us, we will target its bases in the region and it will not be safe,” they reinforced the concept from Tehran.

G7 Appeal: “Stop hostilities in Gaza and release hostages”

To “avoid further escalation” in the Middle East, the G7 leaders “made an appeal to put an end to the crisis in Gaza through the cessation of hostilities and the release of the hostages by Hamas”. This was reported in the presidency statement Italian, explaining that the leaders have «guaranteed the continuation of humanitarian aid towards the Palestinian population»