IDF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari
IDF Spokesperson Daniel HagariFlash90

IDF Spokesman Daniel Hagari held a press conference on Sunday during which he discussed the Iranian attack on Israel and the continuation of the war in Gaza.

"Last night a defense coalition of Israel and its international partners successfully thwarted a large-scale attack from Iran," Hagari opened his statements.

"Iran and its proxies launched approximately 350 suicide drones, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles and rockets from Iran, Iraq, Yemen, and Hezbollah in Lebanon towards Israel, with approximately 60 tons of warheads and explosive materials. But the threat from Iran was met with the aerial, operational, technological, and intelligence superiority of a united defensive coalition of international allies led by the United States, together with Great Britain, France, and other partners. Together, we intercepted 99% of the threats toward Israel. Together, we thwarted Iran's attack. Iran's unprecedented attack was met with an unprecedented defense. This was the first time that such a coalition worked together against the threat of Iran and its proxies in the Middle East, he noted.

Turning to the war in Gaza, Hagari stated: "Even while under attack from Iran, we have not lost sight of our critical mission in Gaza to rescue our hostages from the hands of Iran's proxies Hamas, of our moral duty to do everything in our power to bring 133 hostages back home. Hamas recently rejected the hostage release proposal offered to them by the mediators. Hamas and Iran want to ignite the Middle East and escalate the region. We are still on high alert and assessing the situation."

According to the spokesman: "Over the last few hours, we approved plans for both offensive and defensive action. We will continue to protect the State of Israel, and together with our partners, we will continue to build a more secure and stable future for the entire Middle East."