Israelis are leaving the country in droves for fear of Iran’s attack

Last Updated on April 22, 2024 5:37 am

The Israelis themselves have taken a stand against conflict with Iran. According to various polls, most Israelis do not want a conflict with Iran. There is a fear among many that Tehran will not sit back and give Tel Aviv a timely response if attacked.

In the meantime, many Israelis have started to leave the country for fear of Iran’s attack. Foreign citizens are also leaving Israel. However, it is considered that Iran-Israel tensions have decreased for the time being through counter-attacks.

Since the shadow war, the regional arch-nemesis Iran-Israel is gradually engaged in an open war. There are fears of a war in the Middle East due to the missile attack by Netanyahu’s forces in Isfahan, Iran, in retaliation for Tehran’s unprecedented attack on Israeli territory.

However, many Israelis did not see well the decision of warlord Benjamin Netanyahu to attack the soil of Iran to take revenge. The Israelis themselves oppose such a counterattack by Tel Aviv. Such information has emerged in a survey of the Hebrew University of Israel.

According to the poll, 52 percent of Israelis are against retaliatory strikes. Expressing concern over recent Iran-Israel tensions, they called for a peaceful solution.

Not only that, many people think that Tehran will not give up Tel Aviv for the time being. There is fear among many about how terrible Iran’s response can be. In the meantime, many citizens of the country have started to leave Israel in fear.

Earlier this month (April 1), Israel launched an airstrike on the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital, Damascus, amid a military offensive in Gaza. At least 8 officers including two top commanders of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were killed.

Tehran vowed to retaliate against the bloody attack. Almost two weeks later, Iran’s IRGC launched an unprecedented drone and missile attack on Israel on April 13. More than three hundred drones and missiles were launched. An Israeli airport was heavily damaged.

After that, many Israelis began to leave the country. Two days after the attack, on April 15, several videos went viral on social media, especially on X (formerly Twitter). Those videos show thousands of Israelis waiting inside the airport to leave the country.

However, after the sudden attack of Hamas on Israel on October 7 last year, Israelis started leaving the country in droves. According to a Middle East Monitor report on the Israeli Immigration Department on December 7, at least 500,000 Israelis left the country from October 7 to last December.

Meanwhile, the picture is completely opposite in Iran. After the attack by Netanyahu’s forces, Iranians took to the streets against Israel. Earlier, after the attack of Raisi administration in Israel, the Iranians danced in the streets and lit firecrackers.

Israel carried out a drone attack on the Iranian city of Isfahar on Friday (April 19), a few days after the Iranian missile attack. Tehran-Tel Aviv is showing a temporary silence even as they are playing their power show game in the Middle East. The question has arisen, is the Iran-Israel tension over for the time being through attack-retaliation?

Or both sides are taking time to make the next move? The analysis of the international media shows that Iran-Israel is choosing a long-term strategy to play with each other even if it stops with limited retaliation.

In addition, analysts say that the possible threat of Israel’s attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities has been raised for the past few days.

President Ibrahim Raisi has already warned that Tehran will not tolerate any damage. And if something like this happens, the armed groups of Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and Iraq, supported by Iran, will join forces against Israel.

On the other hand, its allies may also jump in to save Israel. The whole Middle East is likely to become unstable. If Israel is obstinate, launching a major attack on Iran is considered to involve shooting itself in the foot.

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