IRAN ATTACKS ISRAEL: Tehran Launches Drones, Ballistic Missiles Towards Israel

The Islamic Republic of Iran launched a historic attack against Israel Saturday. According to Tehran, the opening assault includes dozens of drones and ballistic missiles.

This is a developing story… Check back for updates.

From Fox News:

Iran launched drones from its own territory toward Israel late Saturday, days after its Supreme Leader warned it would hit back in response to an airstrike on the Iranian consulate in Syria that left several generals dead. 

Earlier Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had for weeks “been preparing for the possibility of a direct attack from Iran.” 

The Prime Minister said Israel’s “air defenses are deployed, we are ready for any scenario, both in attack and in defense.” 

“I established a clear principle — whoever hurts us, we hurt him. We will protect ourselves from any threat and we will do so with coolness and determination,” he said.

Israel has not claimed responsibility for the attack on Iran’s consulate in Damascus. 

“Iran has begun an airborne attack against Israel,” said National White House National Security Council Spokesperson. 

“President Biden is being regularly updated on the situation by his national security team and will meet with them this afternoon at the White House. His team is in constant communication with Israeli officials as well as other partners and allies,” she said. “This attack is likely to unfold over a number of hours. President Biden has been clear: our support for Israel’s security is ironclad. The United States will stand with the people of Israel and support their defense against these threats from Iran.”