Tel Aviv: A renowned study group in Israel has warned, ‘Tensions have been increasing between Iran and Israel over the last few years. But the possibility of a war between Iran and Israel has become much stronger after the killing of the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. A war may spark between these two countries before the end of this year on the Gaza Strip and the northern Israeli border.’
Amos Yadlin, President of the ‘Institute for National Security Studies’ (INSS), recently published a report about the challenges faced by Israeli security. Amos has stated in the report that because of the political and security-related developments, a war may spark between Israel and Iran before the end of 2020. This warning is there in the report presented to the Israeli President Rivlin.
Till date, no enemy of Israel had shown any interest to fight a long-term war. Hamas from Gaza Strip and Hezbollah from Lebanon had resorted to small conflicts to challenge Israel. But the situation will not be the same in the future. Amos claimed that a war could start from the Gaza Strip or the Northern border against Israel this year.
This report of the Israeli study group had been prepared before the assassination of General Soleimani. Therefore, Amos had said that Israel would have to face Hamas and Hezbollah. But it has warned that there is a bigger threat from Iran, following the killing of General Soleimani. Israeli President Rivlin has expressed concerns over the challenges faced by his country.
Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has claimed that the killing of General Soleimani was an action entirely taken by the United States and Israel had nothing to do with it.