Killing the Iranian General poses a threat to Israel but Tel Aviv does not go to war with the United States.
Recently, NBC News that quoted him Assaf Orion, a former Israeli military strategist, said that the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was significant to Iran and actually benefited Israel.
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“When a key military unit loses its top strategist, policymaker, shadow diplomat and symbolic ‘brand’, it is certainly a huge failure,” said Orion. consider.
General Soleimani is the leader of the Quds secret force, a branch of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. He is said to have spent decades monitoring the development of Iranian-backed rebel groups in Lebanon, Syria and the Gaza Strip facing Israel in the north and south.
In Lebanon, Hezbollah, an armed political group founded by Iran in the 1980s, has focused on small communities on the Israeli border. In Syria, Israel confronted the Revolutionary Guard and Iranian-backed militias, and in Gaza, Iran has long supported the Palestinian militant groups, including Hamas and especially Islamic Jihad. .
With the departure of General Soleimani, it seems that this is a “golden” opportunity for Israel to vent its attacks on Iran.
Netanyahu has made Iran a top target in his decade-long tenure and has always been a supporter of direct military action against Iran and upholding a high-ranking team of generals. this.
However, in this case, the Prime Minister of Israel stood out.
An Israeli security official who attended the meeting hosted by Prime Minister Netanyahu on Friday told Axios that Netanyahu determined Israel should stay out of the case around General Soleimani.
The Israeli Prime Minister said the killing of General Soleimani was “an American event, not an Israeli event” and “we should stay away from it”. Netanyahu also asked Cabinet officials not to comment with the press about the attack.
Meanwhile, the Director of Mossad, a branch of the Israeli Intelligence Community, told the ministers that they did not expect any attack from Iran because “Israel was far away from the incident”. He said that it was necessary to wait for a clearer response of Iran after three days of mourning for General Soleimani before discussing other issues.
Major General Herzi Halevi, commander of the Israeli Army’s Southern Command (IDF), said the country was not involved in the US operation and “the killing was part of the war between Iran and the US in Iraq”.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry has placed embassies on the highest alert. Israel has been the target of suspected Iranian attacks, including the 1992 embassy bombing of the Embassy, killing 29 civilians and injuring 242.
Earlier, Mr. Netanyahu also offered a welcome welcome to the US action in the murder of General Soleimani, reiterating Donald Trump’s statements.
“Qassem Soleimani has led to the deaths of many American citizens and many other innocent people in recent and recent decades. Soleimani has initiated, planned and carried out many terrorist attacks across the Middle East. and beyond.President Trump deserves all his respect for acting decisively, vigorously, and swiftly.I want to recall – Israel is completely with America in the fight for security only. , peace and self-defense “- Mr. Netanyahu said.
The somewhat faint response from Israel was mentioned by the Western press in connection with Netanyahu’s indictment in November for fraud, bribery and breach of trust. This may be one of the reasons why the Israeli Prime Minister doesn’t really want to push his army into a more intense war with the United States against Iran.
Contrary to Israel’s wishes, former IRGC commander Mohsen Rezaei said that Israel could be one of the targets for revenge. Mr Rezaei said: “Iran’s revenge on the US for Soleimani’s assassination will be devastating … Haifa and Israeli military centers will be in (range) of revenge.”
The blood flag revenge on Iranian general
During a three-day national funeral in Iran, Western media mentioned the image of a blood-red flag being raised atop the main roof of Jamkaran cathedral on the outskirts of Qom city. Photos came from the press propaganda department of this cathedral.
Some newspapers say the second appearance of this flag has shown a strong message for Washington about future fierce attacks. The flag of blood symbolizes unjust bloodshed and is also a call for revenge for the victims.
Not only Jamkaran cathedral, “blood red flag” also appeared in ceremonies throughout Iran commemorating Major General Qassem Soleimani – commander of the Quds task force of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards.
Western press emphasized the meaning of the flag’s vengeance because at the funeral one of General Soleimani’s daughters asked President Rouhani, “Who will avenge my father’s blood”? The Iranian president replied, “Everyone.”
“We will avenge him. Americans do not realize the serious mistake they have made. They will suffer the consequences of this criminal act, not only today but for many years to come” – President Rouhani replied.
However, the French media quoted Cardinal Yassine Hossein Abadi – one of Jamkaran’s culture officials in charge of explaining the hanging of the blood flag. The blood-red flag of martyrs is usually hung in Iran in Muharram (the month of martyrdom according to the Islamic calendar, as it ended in September 29). In that month, blood-red flags were hung on all mosques and in ceremonies.
The content of the flag, in addition to a Quran verse, also added the words: “Who will pay the blood debt to al-Husayn”.
At Jamkaran cathedral, the red flag was also hung about three years ago during the 10-year anniversary of the martyrdom of Al-Hussein worshiped by Shiite Muslims.
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According to Cardinal Abadi, the blood red flag appeared on the streets of Tehran on 6 January during the funeral procession of Soleimani, but it was not necessarily revenge. On this occasion, the red flag appeared outside the month of Muharram, according to Cardinal Abadi, due to the martyred death of General Soleimani and following the message of the great cardinal calling for revenge. The flag is held high to gather Shiite followers around the world as well as freedom fighters.
The flag of the Shiite Muslims was hung at the end of the 7th century. For the first time it was used as a sign of vengeance for the death of the first Imam of Shiite Islam, Husayn ibn Ali. was Hussein ibn Ali, in the Battle of Karbala (now Iraq). Husayn ibn Ali is the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and is considered the embodiment of justice in Shiite Islam.
This event is said to be one of the reasons for the division of the Islamic world by Shiite and Sunni Muslims. And the death of Husayn ibn Ali is considered to be the founding element of the Shiite lineage.
A number of articles discussed that the blood red flag will still fly away until revenge for the death of General Soleimani, Abadi leader said “that is absolutely not true”. Cardinal Abadi only said the red flag would be hung on it “for a while”, but he did not specify for how long.