Jerusalem, Feb.21 (ANI): The Northern Command of the Israel Defence Force (IDF) believes Iran may initiate an attack against Tel Aviv if it feels under pressure due to anti-government protests.
It said that Tehran could activate Hezbollah forces to attack Israel along the northern border in an effort to stave off domestic pressures within Iran.
According to The Jerusalem Post, the concern within the IDF's Northern Command is that if the regime in Tehran feels under pressure due to anti-government demonstrations it will try to initiate an attack on an Israeli target - either overseas or near the border - to divert attention from its own troubles.
"There has always been one common enemy for the Islamic world, and that is Israel. Israel will then need to consider how to respond to the attack, and depending on its response, if the conflict develops the world will be focused on Israel and not on what is happening on the streets of Tehran," a senior IDF official said.
Last week, Israeli embassies were placed on heightened alert and four were closed following concrete warnings of possible terrorist attacks timed to mark the third anniversary of Hezbollah military commander Imad Mughniyeh's assassination. (ANI)