Israel prepares air force to hit Iran 'clearly and forcefully' in response to missile barrage - report | 15 April 2024 | Israel has decided to hit Iran "clearly and forcefully" and is already preparing its warplanes to carry out the strike, according to a report on Monday. The reported decision comes after two war cabinet meetings in which leaders of the Jewish nation debated how to respond to Saturday's barrage of 350 suicide drones and missiles. Israel's Channel 12 news carried the report, which was widely picked up in local media. Channel 12 said the country's air force -- which includes U.S.-made F-16, F-15 and F-35 fighter jets -- is already gearing up to deliver a retaliatory counter-strike against the rogue Islamic nation, though no timeline was provided. According to the report, the strike will be intended as a message that Israel "will not allow an attack of that magnitude against it to pass without a reaction."

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