Israel Closes Schools Nationwide Amid Tension With Iran, Army Reacts

Israel Closes Schools Nationwide Amid Tension With Iran, Army Reacts

Israel Closes Schools Nationwide Amid Tension With Iran, Army Reacts


On Saturday, April 13, Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari announced that the has decided to close schools across the country due to security concernsThis move came after Iran threatened to retaliate for a deadly airstrike on its consulate in DamascusFollowing the development, Israel will also limit the number of people allowed to gather outdoors to 1,000, even fewer in border areas, where beaches will be closed journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

Israel, in a move to protect its citizens, has announced to close all schools effectively from Sunday, April 14, after Iran threatened to retaliate for a deadly air strike on its Damascus consulate.

Schools shut down as Iran attack Israel. Image of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Ali Khamenei, Iran leader, for illustration.
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Israel's spokesman Daniel Hagari disclosed this on Saturday, April 12, Arab News reported.

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“There will be no educational activities when the week begins on Sunday in light of the security situation,” he said in a televised statement.

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According to the army's online instructions, the measures are expected to continue for two days.

Moreover, it further urged the Israeli civilians to be vigil to head to shelters upon hearing a warning siren, and to to remain there for 10 minutes, Times of India reported.

Meanwhile, Iran has vowed retaliation after the presumed Israeli strike on April 1 which levelled its consulate in Damascus, killing seven members of the Revolutionary Guards including two generals.

US President Joe Biden said on Friday, April 12, that he expected Iran to retaliate “sooner rather than later”.

Iran launches retaliatory attack on Israel reported earlier that Israel claimed that over 300 drones and missiles were launched at it from Iran, Iraq and Yemen, adding that many of them were intercepted by its military.

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Iran noted that the attack was carried out in response to a raid by the Israeli forces on its consulate in Syria on April 1, and the matter can now be considered concluded.

Aljazeera further reported that no less than 19 Palestinians were killed and over 200 wounded in six major attacks in Gaza by the Israeli forces. In the same vein, Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinians and their homes, with at least 19 people injured.


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