Speaking to students, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it is clear today that most terrorism which Israel faces stems from Iran. Mr Netanyahu also said that those who try to destroy Israel also risk destruction themselves.
He said: “And this is the main point – you can negotiate with an enemy that has decided to stop being your enemy.
“They always say, ‘You make peace with your enemies.'
“Peace you make with enemies that decided to stop being an enemy.
“But enemies that continue to fight against you, who say openly that they want to destroy you – there is only one way to deal with them: If someone rises to kill you, rise up and kill him first, and prevent him from getting game-changing weapons.”
Tensions soar as Israeli PM blames Iran for terrorism (Image: GETTY)
Smoke rising during reported shelling from Israel on fields near the border of Lebanon (Image: GETTY)
Israel currently has mounting tensions with Iran and its proxies in Lebanon, Syria and Gaza.
Mr Netanyahu said: “A new empire has arisen with the goal of defeating us.
“They build proxies in Lebanon in the form of Hezbollah, in Gaza in the form of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
“They are trying to entrench themselves in Iraq to turn it into not only a country through which it can transfer arms to Syria and Hezbollah, but also to turn it into a launching pad for rockets and infiltration against us.”
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Israel, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Iran (Image: GOOGLE MAPS)
Mr Netanyahu also