Iran and Putin clash. Netanyahu: ‘We will triumph in the axis of evil’

Israel’s response in the Gaza Strip, the Hamas attacks, the threat from Iran and the axis with Vladimir Putin. Tension in the Middle East Treasury is very high as alarm sirens sound again in Jerusalem. In a phone call between Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Russia, the leader of Tehran warned that “the massacre of women and children and a ground attack on Gaza and its legal and elected government” by Israel “will lead to a long and This was written in X by Mohammad Jamshidi, deputy chief of staff of the Iranian presidency. Raisi, according to Tehran’s representative, “warned about the continuation of Zionist war crimes”. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through its spokesperson, states that Hamas would be ready to release the nearly 200 hostages captured on Saturday, October 7, if Israel stopped its bombing of Gaza. The ministry’s spokesperson said this in a press conference in Tehran. Hamas men, said Nasser Kanaani, “declared that they are ready to take the necessary measures to release citizens and civilians detained by the resistance groups, but the point is that such measures require preparations that are impossible under the bombings carried out daily by Zionists in various parts of Gaza.”

Tehran is the main suspect of supporting Hamas’ terrible attack on Israel on Saturday, October 7, although the militiamen reiterated their version today, namely that they acted independently. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran and Hezbollah not to “test” us in the north of the country, he said during a speech to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in which he said the world must unite to defeat Hamas. “This war is also your war,” he added, comparing Hamas to the Nazis and calling the conflict “a war between the forces of light and the forces of darkness, between humanity and bestiality.”

Netanyahu continued: “Don’t test us in the north (on the border with Lebanon, ed.). Don’t make the mistake of the past. Today, the price you will pay will be much heavier,” referring to Israel’s 2006 war decision with Hezbollah, which saw heavy bombing across much of Lebanon. The nation of Israel “is united in its objective of victory,” Netanyahu told the Knesset, admitting that there will be an investigation into the intelligence and security failures that allowed Hamas to organize the devastating October 7 attack. The prime minister called on the world to “unite and fight against Hamas.” More than 1,300 Israelis were killed in the surprise attack, while Hamas still holds at least 199 hostages in Gaza. “There are many questions about the disaster that struck us 10 days ago. We will thoroughly examine all aspects,” Netanyahu added. “The nation is united around one objective, victory. We will triumph because our very existence in this region is at stake. Hamas is part of the axis of evil formed by Iran and Hezbollah. They intend to plunge the Middle East into an abyss of chaos”. “Now, many around the world understand who Israel is up against. They understand that Hamas represents a new version of Nazism. Just as the world came together to defeat the Nazis and ISIS, so too must it come together to defeat Hamas.” , he said. We are committed to every family. We will not relax our efforts to bring back our brothers and sisters.”

The tension is always very high. The Knesset was forced to suspend its first session after the summer break when air warning sirens sounded in Jerusalem. Parliamentarians and other participants went to the anti-aircraft shelters. Bomb danger sirens also sounded in Tel Aviv and cities in central Israel. Israeli media reported several loud explosions in the areas, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

We were talking about Putin. The USA would be “mainly responsible” for the current escalation in the Middle East, says Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Ryabkov, during a meeting with the Russian president, as reported by the Tass agency. “The US, which is primarily responsible for this dramatic and serious crisis because for many years it tried to monopolize the solution by ignoring the relevant Security Council resolutions, is now preventing a solution from being found,” he said. In short, the risk of escalation and widening of the conflict is increasingly concrete.

Source: IL Tempo