Why Iran attacked Israel – and what open war between the two could look like

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(The Age, 15/4/2024)

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The US and its European allies fear an April 1 attack in Syria that killed several Iranian officers could push Israel and Iran to the verge of something they’ve avoided for decades: open war.
Until now, Iran has used proxies to attack Israel, while Israel has avoided airstrikes on Iranian soil. That all changed on April 13 when Iran began its military response.
Why did Iran attack Israel?
Iran had vowed revenge since an April 1 airstrike in Syria killed two Iranian generals inside an Iranian consular building. Iran accused Israel of being behind the attack. Israel hasn’t commented on it.
Israel and Iran have been on a collision course throughout Israel’s six-month war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. The war erupted after Hamas and Islamic Jihad, two militant groups backed by Iran, carried out a devastating cross-border attack on October 7 that killed 1200 people in Israel and kidnapped 250 others. An Israeli offensive in Gaza has caused widespread devastation and killed more than 33,000 people, according to local health officials.
Almost immediately after the war erupted, Hezbollah – an Iranian-backed militant group in Lebanon – began attacking Israel’s northern border. The two sides have been involved in daily exchanges of fire, while Iranian-backed groups in Iraq, Syria and Yemen have launched rockets and missiles toward Israel.

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