Israel's cabinet meeting April 14
Israel's cabinet meeting April 14GPO spokesperson

Government ministers are calling for a decisive and harsh response against the Iranian regime following the massive attack overnight on Israeli territory.

Education Minister Yoav Kisch (Likud) said: "Success in defense. The activities of the Air Force, the air defense, the cooperation with the US, and regional actors resulted in an impressive containment of the Iranian attack. Calmly and judiciously. It's time to go on the attack."

Culture and Sports Minister Miki Zohar (Likud) added: "Israel has received broad international legitimacy to strike Iran with unprecedented force. The extremist regime there has taken its gloves off and we must not be lax against the head of the snake that is working to destroy Israel."

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir (Otzma Yehudit) said, "Impressive defense so far - now we need a crushing attack."

Earlier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote on X, "We intercepted. We blocked. Together we will win."

The launches were first reported at about 10:30 Saturday night. Red alert sirens and loud booms could be heard throughout Israel at about 1:40 a.m. as the projectiles reached the Jewish State.

IDF Spokesperson Rear Admiral Danial Hagari said that Israel and its allies shot down 99% of the Iranian projectiles, though damage was caused to the Nevatim base in southern Israel.