Israeli Finance Minister Calls For ‘Disproportionate’ Attack On Iran

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Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich called this week for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to inflict a “disproportionate toll” on Iran after the Islamic Republic launched an unprecedented missile and drone barrage on Israel over the weekend.

Smotrich’s remarks come as Israel has still not retaliated for the attack that has escalated tensions in the region and brought the world closer to the brink of a major war breaking out.

The 44-year-old, who CNN notes is a minister in Israel’s defense ministry due to a coalition agreement deal, said during an interview with Israel’s Army Radio (GLZ) that the country’s response should make Tehran “regret the moment they even thought about firing” and be “fierce, severe and inflict a disproportionate toll.”

He said that Israel’s response would “shape [Israel’s] position in the Middle East,” adding that it should “rock Tehran, so everyone there will …

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