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Israeli Foreign Minister Katz Responds To Iran, Do What We Do, and You Deserve To Be Destroyed

Israel’s Foreign Minister Israel Katz responded yesterday to Iran’s warning that Israel should not launch a full-scale war on Hezbollah in Lebanon or else an “an obliterating war will ensue.” On June 29, Katz wrote on X: “Iran threatens today to destroy Israel if Israel fully responds to Hezbollah attacks from Lebanon. My response to Iran is clear: 1. If Hezbollah does not cease its fire and withdraw from southern Lebanon, we will act against it with full force until security is restored and [Israeli] residents can return to their homes. 2. A regime that threatens destruction deserves to be destroyed.”

Katz’s “clear” response seems to be that Israel’s full response includes a full-scale war and that Hezbollah has to withdraw some unspecified further distance inside Lebanon. Then, without any apparent attempt at irony, after issuing a threat of full-scale war, he contends that Iran deserves to be destroyed for such threats.