Iran may attack on Friday, Israel warns

Last Updated on April 5, 2024 8:01 am

GPS services have been shut down in large parts of Israel due to fears of an attack from Iran at any time. Israel has beefed up its air defenses in anticipation of a possible attack.

Tensions between Iran and Israel have increased after at least 13 people were killed in a missile attack on the Iranian consulate in Syria last Monday.

Israel is believed to be behind the attack. A senior Iranian general was killed in the attack.

The Israeli Defense Forces has announced that all leave for soldiers in combat units in the army has been suspended.

Israel fears an attack from Iran is imminent. They believe that this attack could happen on Friday.

Because this day is celebrated as Al Quds Day or Jerusalem Day. Moreover, this day is the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, known as Jumatul Bidah. Anti-Israel protests were held in Iran on this day.

The GPS system was disrupted in central Israel on Thursday. Israel did this as part of its defense. Because, depending on the GPS system, various long-range weapons attack targets are fixed.

Many from major cities such as Tel Aviv and Jerusalem reported that they were unable to pinpoint different locations via GPS.

A BBC reporter said he was based in Jerusalem but his GPS system showed his location as Cairo. Many others are sharing similar experiences on social media.

Israeli Defense Forces spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari confirmed that GPS was blocked inside Israel.

The Times of Israel reports that Israelis have been urged to manually set GPS on their mobile phone apps. Through this they will get early warning of any rocket attack.

The GPS system is also disrupted on the Israel-Lebanon border. For the past six months, there has been constant shelling between Israel and the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah on this border.

Meanwhile, the Israeli Defense Force has called on the people of the country not to buy more items from the market out of fear.

“There is no need to stockpile generators and food,” wrote IDF spokesperson Hagari on the social media platform X. Moreover, there is no need to withdraw more money from the ATM booth.

Various Israeli media have reported that various Israeli embassies have been placed on alert or evacuated due to fears of an Iranian attack. However, the BBC could not confirm the truth of the matter.

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