Ben-Eliezer: 'We'll destroy Iranian nation' if they attack us Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST
Apr. 7, 2008

"An Iranian attack will prompt a severe reaction from Israel, which will destroy the Iranian nation," National Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer (Labor) said on Monday. Teheran, he added, "is definitely aware of our strength. Even so, they are teasing us with their alliances with Syria and Hizbullah, and supplying them with many weapons, and we have to deal with that."

Speaking during a visit to the war room offices that were established as part of the emergency drill "Turning Point 2," he asserted that "the exercise that Israeli is simulating at the moment is not a false display or a fictional scenario."

According to the minister, "the reality in the future is likely to be many times more severe than that with which we are familiar. We are facing a reality in which the home front will become the battlefield."

"In a future war," Ben-Eliezer continued, "it will be much safer to live in Nahariya or Shlomi than in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv because I foresee that during the opening blow hundreds of missiles will rain on Israel. No place in the country will be outside the range of Syria and Hizbullah's missiles and rockets."

Original article: Jerusalem Post
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