Israel on high alert as it weighs response to Iranian attack


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Israel is weighing its response to Iran’s unprecedented missile and drone assault on its territory, signalling on Sunday night that it would not immediately act alone, but insisting its forces remained on high alert and that the leadership had approved both “offensive and defensive action”. Washington warned it would not take part in any Israeli counter-offensive against Tehran, whose large-scale attack on Saturday night involved about 300 missiles and drones, almost all of which were intercepted before they could land in Israel. Two members of Israel’s three-man war cabinet made statements suggesting they were taking a longer-term view of the...