Middle East Melee: Are Iran and Israel on the Brink of War?

By The Blaze. As tensions mount in the Middle East, Israel’s government is ramping up its civil defense. Bomb shelters are mandatory, gas-masks and emergency kits are issued to citizens at government distribution centers.

“That said to me an awful lot. They are trying to protect human life,” said Glenn Beck on “The News and Why it Matters”. He added, “It’s not the same way on the other side of the border.”

Iranian forces launched more than 20 rockets at Israel Wednesday. Most of the rockets were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome aerial defense system. Israel retaliated with missiles and artillery fire across the boundary between Syria and Israel. (Read more from “Middle East Melee: Are Iran and Israel on the Brink of War?” HERE)

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11 Iranians Among Dead in Israel’s Strikes in Syria, Monitor Says

By The Times of Israel. At least 11 Iranians were among those killed in unprecedented Israeli strikes in Syria Thursday, a monitor said Saturday.

“At least 27 pro-regime fighters were killed: six Syrian soldiers and 21 foreign fighters, including 11 Iranians,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

That updates the monitor’s initial death toll of 23, which did not specify the number of Iranians.

“The new report is due to the death of wounded or missing persons whose deaths have been confirmed,” Abdel Rahman said.

Israeli officials told Hadashot TV news Friday night that the security cabinet believes Iran “has gotten the Israeli message, and won’t mess with us in the near future,” — a day after Israel launched dozens of strikes on Iranian military sites in Syria in response to an Iranian missile barrage directed at northern Israel. (Read more from “11 Iranians Among Dead in Israel’s Strikes in Syria, Monitor Says” HERE)

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