Israeli media sources reported that Iran has initiated the deployment of drones towards Israel on Saturday. However, it is anticipated that the drones may require several hours to reach their destination.

The alleged assault is believed to be a retaliatory measure following an Israeli airstrike on April 1, which resulted in the elimination of seven high-ranking Iranian military officials, including two generals, in Damascus, Syria. Iran has been utilizing its terrorist proxies to target Israel for many years, and these attacks have intensified following the Hamas invasion on October 7.

In preparation for the impending attack, Israel’s Home Front Command has decided to suspend school for the next two days and has instructed demonstrations advocating for the release of hostages still held in Gaza to disperse. Additionally, other large gatherings have been prohibited. A military briefing that was scheduled with Breitbart News for Sunday morning has been abruptly canceled due to the ongoing attack.

It remains uncertain whether Israel’s aerial defense system will be capable of effectively countering the drone attack, and whether Israel will follow through on its promise to retaliate by targeting Iranian territory. On Saturday evening, the sound of fighter jets could be heard overhead in the northern Galilee.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement:

“Citizens of Israel,

“In recent years, and especially in recent weeks, Israel has been preparing for a direct attack by Iran.

“Our defensive systems are deployed; we are ready for any scenario, both defensively and offensively. The State of Israel is strong. The IDF is strong. The public is strong.

“We appreciate the US standing alongside Israel, as well as the support of Britain, France and many other countries.

“We have determined a clear principle: Whoever harms us, we will harm them. We will defend ourselves against any threat and will do so level-headedly and with determination.

“Citizens of Israel, I know that you also are also level-headed. I call on you to follow the directives of IDF Home Front Command.

“Together we will stand and with G-d’s help – together we will overcome all of our enemies.”