‘Strike back hard’: Israel weighs retaliation for unprecedented Iran attack

Israeli leaders are debating how the country should respond to Iran’s unprecedented aerial attack against Israel that took place this weekend.

Tehran launched more than 300 drones and missiles at Israel on Saturday night local time and into Sunday morning, the vast majority of which were intercepted by Israeli air defense systems and a coalition of allies that helped. It’s the first time Iran has carried out an attack targeting Israeli soil from within its borders.

Iran hadn’t attacked Israel directly up until this weekend, instead utilizing its network of proxy forces in the Middle East. Tehran carried out the attack against Israel in retaliation for the bombing of an Iranian Consulate in Damascus, Syria, that resulted in the death of Mohammad Reza Zahedi, a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps general, and a handful of others.

While Iran put
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