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Iran launched a strike on Israel Saturday, deploying more than 300 drones and missiles at the country as part of a large-scale aerial attack. Israel says 99% of the weapons were intercepted, but Max Abrahms, associate professor of political science at Northeastern University, says Iran’s actions can be seen as “declaration of war” and will have broader implications on the broader conflicts in the Middle East. The attack, which comes six months after Hamas attacked Israel, is an apparent response to an attack by Israel on an Iranian complex in Damascus, Syria, earlier this month. The United States says it shot down an undisclosed number of the drones in the attack. “Iran has essentially declared war against Israel, and Israel is going to respond in a substantial way,” Abrahms says. “It’s possible Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will respond by targeting Iran’s nuclear facilities.”

Iran launched a strike on Israel Saturday, deploying more than 300 drones and missiles at the country as part of a large-scale aerial attack. Israel says 99% of the weapons were intercepted, but Max Abrahms, associate professor of political science at Northeastern University, says Iran’s actions can be seen as “declaration of war” and will have broader implications on the broader conflicts in the Middle East. The attack, which comes six months after Hamas attacked Israel, is an apparent response to an attack by Israel on an Iranian complex in Damascus, Syria, earlier this month. The United States says it shot down an undisclosed number of the drones in the attack.

Read more at Northeastern Global News.

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