TEL AVIV (Agencies): Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that Israel has successfully repelled a massive drone and missile attack launched by Iran. The Israeli military claims to have intercepted 99% of the more than 300 drones and missiles launched by Tehran.

The extensive barrage, which included various types of missiles and kamikaze drones, was launched by Tehran over the weekend. Iran claims the attack was in retaliation for an Israeli airstrike on its consulate in Damascus earlier this month, which resulted in the death of several senior Iranian military officers.

In his first public comments since the attack, Netanyahu stated, “We intercepted. We blocked. Together we will win,” on X (formerly Twitter). These remarks were echoed by Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, who insisted that Israel, the US, and its partners “thwarted this attack in a way that is unparalleled.” He also stated that the attack revealed “the true face of Iran,” which he described as a “terrorist state.”

IDF spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari assessed that “99% of the threats launched towards Israeli territory were intercepted,” hailing this as “a very significant strategic achievement.” He attributed this success to the technological superiority of the IDF and the support of a strong coalition.

Meanwhile, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) claimed that Tehran had managed to hit and destroy “important military targets,” without providing further details. The IDF acknowledged that one of its military bases sustained minor damage.

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