Israeli Minister Promises Israel Will Attack Iran If Hezbollah Joins War

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On Sunday Israeli Minister of Economy Nir Barkat said Israel would target Iran if Hezbollah opens another front in Israel’s war with Hamas.  Barkat said, “The plan of Iran is to attack Israel on all fronts.  If we find they intend to target Israel, we will not just retaliate to those fronts, but we will go to the head of the snake, which is Iran.  The Ayatollahs in Iran are not going to sleep good at night. We are going to make sure they pay a heavy price if, God forbid, they open the northern front.”  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cautioned, “If Hezbollah decides to enter the war, it will make the mistake of its life. We will cripple it with a force it cannot even imagine, and the meaning for Hezbollah and for the state of Lebanon will be devastating[.] – but we are prepared for any scenario.”  Iran’s foreign minister has hinted that Hezbollah and Iran could join the war if Israel continues striking Gaza.